Explorations and Machinery

Mining News Pro - Glencore’s XPS (Expert Process Solutions) is playing a role in Natural Resources Canada’s Crush It! Challenge by volunteering consulting services to two applicants recently named finalists in the competition.

Mining News Pro - Normet made history by demonstrating battery electric emulsion charging in production environment underground on June 4 in Pyhäsalmi mine, Finland, with its Charmec MC 605 VE SD, for the first time in Europe.

Mining News Pro - Macmahon and Newcrest Mining have stepped into good faith negotiations over the Telfer project in Western Australia, which could lead to litigation if unsuccessful.

Mining News Pro - MVS chief executive Scott Thayer said the groups are committed to building and delivering mobile mapping solutions for customers to "allow them to derive significant value from their routine operational use", including environments where global positioning systems (GPS) cannot be used.

Mining News Pro - Epiroc presents 6th Sense, a new approach that combines digitalization and automation to boost customers’ performance.

Mining News Pro - Community leaders from the district of Chilcaymarca in the southwestern Castilla province are threatening Peru’s Compañía de Minas Buenaventura (NYSE: BVN) with a general strike due to the company’s decision to fire 40 workers from its Orcopampa gold-silver operation.

Mining News Pro - The new Cat® R2900 Underground Loader Cat says offers configurations to meet the strictest diesel engine emissions standards, including those in Europe and North America, and it continues to deliver the high performance and 17.2-tonne payload of its proven predecessor. The new LHD “leverages Caterpillar’s next generation design to provide extended durability, superior serviceability and the ability to use advanced technology for enhancing safety and productivity.”

Mining News Pro - Toronto-based North American Palladium (TSE: PDL) says underground exploration at its Lac des Iles mine 90 kms north of Thunder Bay has discovered a new zone – C zone. Drill results suggest that it is a large area of palladium mineralization in the footwall of the Offset zone.

Mining News Pro - AfriTin Mining has commenced a phased commissioning process for the pilot processing plant at its Uis tin mine in Namibia.

Mining News Pro - The Independent Planning Commission has signed off on changes to the project approval of Boggabri Coal Operation’s coal mine in New South Wales

Mining News Pro - A fleet of 20 autonomous Cat 793F trucks will soon be hauling ore at the Rio Tinto’s Koodaideri mine, currently under construction in the Pilbara region. They’ll be joined by four Cat autonomous drills, along with loaders, dozers, graders, water carts and shovels – making up Rio Tinto’s first Pilbara mine to be operated using mostly Caterpillar machinery.

Mining News Pro - Komatsu America recently introduced the new PC1250SP-11 and PC1250LC-11 Tier 4 final (T4F) emissions certified hydraulic excavators. These new models have SAA6D170E-7 engines with two Komatsu diesel particulate filters (KDPF) that do not require diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) or a selective catalyst reduction (SCR) system.

Mining News Pro - Kespry, the drone-based aerial intelligence solution provider, has announced its new BYOD (Bring Your Own Drone) program. It includes a new platform pricing model designed to meet the expanding enterprise aerial intelligence requirements of multi-site mining companies.

Mining News Pro - Caterpillar will supply machinery and autonomous technology for Rio Tinto’s Koodaideri iron ore project in the Pilbara, Western Australia.

Mining News Pro - Metso’s industry-leading crushing and grinding technology status is well known throughout the mining world, but its valves expertise is, perhaps, not as familiar.

Mining News Pro - Toronto-based Kirkland Lake Gold can’t seem to miss drilling high grades at its Macassa gold project in the town of Kirkland Lake. Recent excellent results highlight the potential for growing resources and new discoveries, says the company.

Mining News Pro - Rio Tinto plans to ramp up its assessment of the Winu copper-gold discovery in the far east Pilbara region of Western Australia.

Mining News Pro - Sandvik AB has acquired privately owned Newtrax, a supplier of leading technology in wireless connectivity to monitor and provide insights on underground operations, including people, machines and the environment.

Mining News Pro - OZ Minerals and Minotaur are negotiating a restructure of the Eloise joint venture (JV) as the companies prepare for a fresh round of drilling at the Jericho copper-gold discovery near Cloncurry, Queensland.

Mining News Pro - Wenco International Mining Systems will accelerate Hitachi Construction Machinery’s (HCM) autonomous mining plan for an interoperable ecosystem of partners that integrate their systems alongside existing mine infrastructure.

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