Canadian Mining Journal

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    SOFTWARE: ABB launches digital real-time mine integration

    July 18, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SWITZERLAND – The new ABB Ability operations management system (OMS) maximizes co-ordination between weekly production plans and dynamic situations in the mine to improve efficiency, increase productivity and maximize profitability. Developed in collaboration with Boliden and ArcelorMittal Mining Canada, Ability

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    NEW TECHNOLOGY: Epiroc introduces 6th Sense for smarter mining

    July 17, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    STOCKHOLM – Epiroc has introduced 6th Sense, calling it a “game changer” that combines digitalization and automation to boost customers’ performance. There is a growing need for the mining and infrastructure industries to look to digital technologies to enhance productivity,

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    PLATINUM: Amplats, Platinum Group Metals launch battery tech JV

    July 16, 2019 by MINING.COM Staff

    JOHANNESBURG and VANCOUVER – South African platinum miner Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) announced Monday that it has launched a joint venture with Canada’s Platinum Group Metals to accelerate the development of next generation battery technology using platinum and palladium. The joint venture,

  • INNOVATION: CEMI, CEDC to co-develop mining innovation capacity

    July 8, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ONTARIO – The Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation of Sudbury and the Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission have joined forces to help strengthen collaboration across the province and leverage resources within the mining innovation sector. The two organizations

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    DIAMONDS: Rio collects bulk sample for Star at Star-Orion South with trench cutter

    June 24, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SASKATCHEWAN – For the first time a trench cutter sampling system is being used to take a bulk sample of a Canadian kimberlite. Such equipment is normally used in specialist foundation engineering, rather than mineral exploration. The rig cut a

  • GOLD: Cyanide-free gold processing technology hits the market

    June 20, 2019 by MINING.COM Staff

    AUSTRALIA – A new technology that delivers commercial-scale, cyanide-free gold processing has been released by Australian-based company Clean Mining. The process replaces cyanide with a safer, less hazardous chemical reagent called thiosulphate. This inorganic compound helps dissolve fine gold out

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    SAFETY: Newtrax joins Sandvik Group

    June 19, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    MONTREAL – Newtrax Technologies, a leading provider of safety and productivity systems for underground hard rock mines – has been acquired by Swedish business Sandvik to be run as an independent business unit within the Rock Drills and Technologies division

  • PRECIOUS METALS: Wheaton leverages blockchain to streamline accounting

    June 13, 2019 by MINING.COM Staff

    VANCOUVER – Wheaton Precious Metals (NYSE: WPM), one of the world’s largest precious metals streaming companies, has hired Blockhead Technologies, a software company that creates blockchain-enabled solutions for the global mining sector. Wheaton will be leveraging Blockhead’s technology as part

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    GOLD: Goldspot partners with Pacton on AI exploration at Red Lake

    June 10, 2019 by MINING.COM Staff

    ONTARIO – Goldspot Discoveries announced Friday a signed service agreement with Pacton Gold to use Goldspot’s A.I. and machine learning tools to evaluate and identify possible mineral and drill targets on Pacton’s Red Lake property. Goldspot has been granted a 0.5% smelter royalty on the property and the option to purchase an additional 0.5% net smelter return

  • VENTURE CAPITAL: BDC launches $250M innovation fund

    June 4, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    MONTREAL – BDC Capital, the investment arm of Canada’s only bank devoted exclusively to entrepreneurs, has pledged $250 million to an industrial innovation venture fund. The funds will be invested in tech companies and entrepreneurs transforming core Canadian business –

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    TAILINGS: Inmarsat to monitor dams for Minas Gerais government

    June 3, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BRAZIL – Inmarsat, a leading global supplier of mobile satellite communications, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Minas Gerais state government to explore the potential of internet of things (IoT) solutions for monitoring the integrity of mine tailings dams

  • WATER TREATMENT: BQE Water to supply first SART plant in China

    May 30, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    CHINA – BQE Water was awarded a contract to proceed with the implementation of a SART p lant at a gold metallurgical facility owned and operated by Shandong Zhongkuang Group located in eastern China. The contract was awarded following the