Collaborative minds for mines

Experts from across the mining industry will share expertise and help push the advancement of innovations in mining waste via a newly formed board. Biotech start-up Allonnia has created a mining advisory board to look specifically at waste issues in mining, including ore refinement, tailings stabilization and more. The group is made up of five current and former mining industry…

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Canada funds Rio Tinto IOC’s decarbonization efforts

The Government of Canada has awarded Rio Tinto Iron Ore Company of Canada (IOC) C$18.1 million to support the decarbonization of iron ore processing at its operations in Labrador West. Canada’s contribution represents approximately 25% of the total cost of the project, with IOC funding the remainder of the investment. “Rio Tinto IOC has a plan to decarbonize and continue…

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Volvo Construction Equipment, CRH partner for decarbonization

With an ambition to explore decarbonization opportunities across transport, operations and materials, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by Volvo Group and CRH on November 13. As part of this strategic agreement, Volvo CE will take on responsibility for next generation technology deployment, the scaling up of cutting-edge technology, and operational efficiency for the off-road segment in a bid…

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Counting cards in the resource sector: Constraints are stacking up, but who is still left at the table?

Burgex Mining Consultants offers a deeper look into what’s driving movements and changes across several commodities in this outlook. By Chris Guenther When considering commodity markets, I often liken them to a game of blackjack. With the wealth of data now at our fingertips, it feels akin to openly counting cards in the resource sector, and surprisingly, no one seems…

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What’s the deal with Efficiency?

North American Mining speaks to two experts on the importance of energy audits and debottlenecking studies for achieving efficient and sustainable mining operations. By Jonathan Rowland Efficiency. Optimization. Debottlenecking. These are buzzwords that get thrown around a lot in conversations about almost any heavy industry. Mining is no exception. They are also often connected to more buzzwords – like digitalization,…

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More bang for your buck

Mining flowsheets can take many different routes, but more often than not they begin with drill and blast. Optimizing blasting outcomes can thus play a critical role in determining overall mine efficiency. North American Mining discussed current and future blasting best practices with experts from explosives providers and technology suppliers. By Jonathan Rowland Drilling and blasting are “key functions in…

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Micromine focuses on AI, ESG in 2024 release

Emphasizing a steadfast dedication to innovation, Micromine has revealed its highly anticipated 2024 release. The release introduces new features and enhancements across the company’s entire product suite, further underscoring its mission to deliver state-of-the-art technology to reshape the industry. Kiril Alampieski, Micromine chief strategy and product officer, expressed the company’s dedication to assisting the global exploration and mining industry in…

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First Mode expands retrofit product line for decarbonization

Heavy industry clean energy solutions company First Mode has added two new electrified retrofits to its suite of decarbonization solutions for mining and rail haulage. As the heavy industry faces increasing pressure to reduce its carbon footprint, First Mode said its trio of electrified products will enable an innovative feedforward approach for customers to convert and accelerate the decarbonization of…

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Flanders, MES ink dual fuel collaboration

With a mutual eye on decarbonization, Flanders and MES have signed a memorandum of understanding to team on deploying dual-fuel technology for mining trucks. The pair said earlier this month that the agreement will serve as a platform to advance aftermarket dual fuel technology consisting of natural gas and diesel for diesel engine haul trucks to reduce carbon emissions from…

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Copper and The Road to Net Zero

When it comes to decarbonization, there are few elements more critical to the transition than copper. But copper miners are also working hard to decarbonize their own operations. North American Mining spoke to Nicole Witoslawski of the International Copper Association about the sector’s journey to net zero.  By Jonathan Rowland There is an implied narrative in many discussions about mining…

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