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Mining companies are increasingly looking to electrification to reduce carbon emissions. In underground mining, this switch offers several other additional benefits. But making the change at existing operations is not without its challenges.  By Jonathan Rowland  Electrification is nothing new in underground mining. Benefits include an improved work environment, with lower air emissions, heat, and noise, and thus reduced costs…

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Hunting treasure – creatively

Welcome to our penultimate edition of North American Mining magazine for 2022. As autumn enters in the Northern Hemisphere and we all begin to think about year-end tasks, it was a natural transition for my mind to give pause to a crucial factor that drives many publications, arguably making or breaking its success: creativity. What that means for you: we…

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Rio Tinto invests $55M to add underground mining at Kennecott

Rio Tinto has announced a major growth plan for its Kennecott copper complex outside of Salt Lake City, Utah – an expansion to mining that will also take its efforts underground, which it said holds “potential for significant and attractive underground development.” The miner has earmarked US$55 million for the landmark transition project on the century-old mine and said it…

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Tesla Looks to Australia for Nickel Supply

The U.S-Based Company Inks Supply Deal With Australian Miner BHP As Nickel Demand Amps Up. By Josephine Patterson Electric vehicle and clean energy company Tesla Inc. has entered a nickel supply agreement with global miner BHP as it begins to diversify its supply chain and shift production to cobalt-free, nickel-rich batteries. The miner will supply Tesla with an undisclosed amount of…

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