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Byrnecut Australia knows the drill

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Automation

Byrnecut Australia knows the drill

CENTRAL WESTERN AUSTRALIA. Byrnecut Australia keeps the dirt moving at Northern Star Resources’ Jundee gold mine, ...

esco extracts the eons

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Loading and hauling

esco extracts the eons

BERNBURG, GERMANY. Salt production here dates back to the Middle Ages, when brine was evaporated from open pans. T...

Riding the Rhino

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Underground drilling

Riding the Rhino

With its mobility, quick set-up time and practical safety features, the hyper-efficient TRB-Raise Borers Rhino 100...

A paradigm shift

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Mechanical cutting

A paradigm shift

CRESCENT VALLEY, NEVADA. At Barrick Gold’s iconic Cortez mine, one of the world’s largest roadheaders is steadily ...

The clean team

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Environment, Health and Safety

The clean team

Awareness continues to grow about the potential health impacts of diesel particulate matter (DPM) and other underg...

The autonomous navigator

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Automation / Loading and hauling

The autonomous navigator

BAIE-JAMES, QUEBEC. Hecla’s Casa Berardi gold mine has implemented automated underground truck haulage on a dedica...

Future tech today

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Future tech today

Incorporating new technological concepts into product designs increases their productivity, reduces total cost of ...

A quest to coexist

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Environment, Health and Safety

A quest to coexist

ONTARIO, CANADA. Goldcorp is developing the world’s first all-electric underground mine, an ambitious projec...

System reboot

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Crushing and screening / Services

System reboot

Even as markets recover, the mining and aggregate industries are hard pressed after several years of sinking and v...

Deep dive

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Automation

Deep dive

Thousands of metres below surface in the world’s deepest base-metal mine, an automated loading solution is improvi...

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For miners, by miners

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Loading and hauling

For miners, by miners

PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA. Sandvik solicited comprehensive customer feedback to improve its 17-tonne loader. The re...

Prideful revival

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Prideful revival

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO. Revived by a new mining method and a technological transformation, North American Palladium’...

Customer input for better output

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Services

Customer input for better output

Innovation drives economic growth, but what drives innovation? Research and development activities enable companie...

Onward and downward

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Environment, Health and Safety / Mechanical cutting

Onward and downward

The EU-funded underwater mining project ¡VAMOS! continues to prove that conventional thinking can be overcome thro...

Digital underground

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Automation / Services

Digital underground

OptiMine Analytics uses predictive modelling technology to process overall equipment efficiency and productivity r...

Merit in the Motherland

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Mechanical cutting

Merit in the Motherland

Record-setting heroes may sound like the stuff of literature, but with the help of Sandvik Mining and Rock Technol...

Tried, tested and true

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Surface drilling

Tried, tested and true

Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology has launched an entirely new high-pressure DTH drill rig to complete its offeri...

Excavating excellence

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Underground drilling

Excavating excellence

Czech contractor Metrostav is on track to meet the planned opening of a road tunnel in remote north-western Icelan...

The autonomous navigator

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Automation / Loading and hauling

The autonomous navigator

BAIE-JAMES, QUEBEC. Hecla’s Casa Berardi gold mine has implemented automated underground truck haulage on a dedica...

Process success

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Crushing and screening

Process success

TARKWA, GHANA. Low grades and high ore volumes put pressure on the process plant at Gold Fields’ Tarkwa gold mine,...

Lending a helping hand

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Environment, Health and Safety

Lending a helping hand

PAKYI, GHANA. When a rainstorm devastated a local school in rural Ghana, Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology answer...

Coal without constraints

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Mechanical cutting

Coal without constraints

NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA. Less than six years into production with a cleanskin workforce, Glencore’s Ulan West u...