With more than 60 per cent of Australia’s mines operating from remote platforms, reliable communications is one of the most important technical considerations for mines and miners. But with a plethora of communications technologies vying for increasingly limited budgets, only the most practical, robust and dependable solutions will ever see the light of day.
Commodity prices and margins are likely to continue to be relatively higher than in the past decades due to the growth demand in developing countries. If the past repeats itself, production will have a higher focus than cost control as companies try to achieve the maximum output from their assets.
Purpose-built for mobile workers, at only 1.5 kg, the Motion® F5v makes it easy to take technology into the ﬁeld to streamline processes and increase productivity.
Rio Tinto has announced the opening of its new operations centre, a key part of the ‘Mine of the Future’ - a high-technology, purpose-built centre located alongside Perth’s domestic airport.
A new facility at The University of Queensland’s Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre (JKMRC) in Brisbane, will spearhead world-first research into more effective resource processing.
Mincom, a provider of software and services, announced findings from the first in a series of its research studies to gauge perceptions of leaders in the mining industry.
GBI’s award-winning human factors engineering process OPTIDRAG™ looks set to take the mining and engineering world by storm when it is released internationally later this year.
Over the past six years there have been significant steps taken to improve the management of subsidence impacts from underground mining throughout New South Wales.
Building information management or BIM is a new engineering modelling practise that allows mines to bring together all facets of engineering into a three dimensional, dynamic model of a proposed mine prior to construction and maintain a live record during operation.
Some of the biggest names in mining will offer insight into global mining intelligence and innovation at the world’s first asset optimisation conference in Milwaukee later this year.
Australia risks rapid erosion of its world-leading mining knowledge and skills base, the foundation of a $A40 billion technology and services (MTS) sector, by selectively targeting the mining industry with new tax measures.
The new software has been developed by the Centre for Exploration Targeting (CET) within The University of Western Australia (UWA) and supported by Barrick Gold.
A revolutionary conveyor belt monitoring system designed in Australia will provide valuable time and cost savings for the mining and bulk materials handling industries.
The Australian Journal of Mining has partnered with Magnetized Markets to provide a new web-based tool which makes it easier to get quotes and proposals when a formal tender is not required.
South Australia’s innovative scheme to retain local ‘talent’; the latest in interactive training for Gorgon project; and Brazilian university adopts Micromine technology.
Petratherm board member Richard Hillis is now heading a $105 million Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for minerals exploration that will draw on the nation’s pre-eminent research talent.
Geographical Information Systems (GIS) have long played a vital role in the mining industry. Visualisation and accessibility of information is paramount to effective decision making.
A tool developed by CSIRO researchers offers new insights into the best options for bauxite residue management and large-scale residue re-use.
Rio Tinto is expanding its Mine of the Future™ programme to develop new equipment and systems for deep underground mines and has selected three partners to work on the project.
An advanced system that will allow speech recognition in spaces filled with other voices, noise and echoes is being developed by an international team led by The University of Western Australia.