Torsa’s next-gen collision avoidance system

Spanish technology developer Torsa has unveiled its next-generation Collision Avoidance System (CAS) for shovels, haul trucks, auxiliary and light vehicles that optimizes loading operation, allowing two trucks at the same time, and mining front detection. “For our first generation, our design team evaluated all the detection technologies available in the market; with the focus on reliability and operators’ safety, LiDAR…

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Yamana Gold sale takes surprise turn

Canadian-based Yamana Gold confirmed on November 4 that it received an “unsolicited binding proposal” from Agnico Eagle Mines and Pan American Silver that was superior to a previous takeover bid from South African miner Gold Fields. The joint cash and stock offer from Agnico Eagle and Pan American valued Yamana at around $4.8 billion, while the Gold Fields all-stock deal…

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First Majestic to sell Mexican royalty portfolio to Metalla 

First Majestic Silver has entered into a royalty purchase agreement dated November 25 to sell a portfolio of eight royalty interests in Mexico to Metalla Royalty & Streaming for a total consideration of $20 million in common shares of Metalla. The consideration will be paid upon closing of the transaction, which is expected to occur in the first quarter of…

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Foster appointed director of West Virginia OMHST

West Virginia governor Jim Justice has appointed 45-year mining industry veteran Frank Foster as director of the state’s Office of Miners’ Health, Safety and Training. He also has tapped McKennis (Kenny) Browning to be deputy director. Foster, who previously served in Browning’s position, replaces the retiring Eugene White in the seat in Charleston. He most recently was administrator for the…

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Marchese out, Balarezo Valdez in at Sierra Metals

Canadian base metal miner Sierra Metals has announced the resignation of Luis Marchese as its CEO and company director with immediate effect, and the appointment of Ernesto Balarezo Valdez as his interim replacement as CEO. Balarezo Valdez, who will also join the company’s board of directors, will lead the company through its current strategic review process, which has already commenced…

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E3 Lithium secures C$27 million government investment

Lithium developer and extraction technology innovator E3 Lithium has received a C$27 million investment from the Canadian government’s Innovation, Science and Economic Development’s Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF). “E3 Lithium’s ground-breaking technology will play an important role in providing large quantities of battery grade lithium to the auto industry while also creating high quality jobs for Canadians,” said François-Philippe Champagne, minister…

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Caterpillar switches on first battery-electric mining haul truck

With its Arizona proving grounds outside Tucson, Ariz., serving as a backdrop, Caterpillar has demonstrated its first battery-electric 793 model large mining truck as it announced an investment into the campus as a sustainable testing and validation hub of the future.  The development of the 793 prototype came with support from key mining customers participating in Caterpillar’s Early Learner program.…

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Brucejack resumes ops after fatal accident

Newcrest Mining said late last week it had resumed mining and processing at its Brucejack operation in British Columbia, Canada “pursuant to a safety-first restart plan” after an incident that later was revealed to be a fatal one at the mine. Newcrest Managing Director and CEO Sandeep Biswas said the death “is a stark reminder that safety must always be…

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