Brain drain within the minerals sector spells trouble for other ‘critical’ industries

With a growing demand for critical minerals, the mining industry is looking for possible solutions that can access additional sources notwithstanding a limited workforce.  By James Tworek, CEO, Element79 Gold  The “metals of the future” are deeply reliant on a robust mining sector. Everything from space travel and transportation to electronics and power storage, even communications and medical applications rely…

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Digital Transformation in the Golden Age of Mining Technology 

The mining industry is between 30% to 40% less technologically mature than comparable industries. Alarmed? Read more in this first of a three-part series about the opportunities surrounding digital transformations and mining for the future. By Marc Poualion, senior industry marketing manager, Aspen Technology Never before has there been more companies designing and developing new software solutions empowered by the…

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Caterpillar acquires Tangent Energy Solutions

Caterpillar has acquired Tangent Energy Solutions, an energy-as-a-service (EaaS) company that provides customers with turnkey solutions for reducing energy costs, increasing energy efficiency, reducing emissions, monetizing electric grid support, and providing resiliency for customer operations. The acquisition of Tangent Energy, the company said in May, also positions Caterpillar to work directly with utilities and energy providers to supply distributed energy…

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Golden Minerals grabs Galassini

Colorado gold and silver producer Golden Minerals has selected John Galassini as its chief operating officer, effective May 9. Galassini, as COO, will be responsible for leading the company’s Mexican mining operations, including the operating Rodeo gold-silver mine and the underground Velardeña properties that are nearing a production restart decision. The new executive has more than 30 years of experience…

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MSHA issues safety reminder for development mining near wells

The Mine Safety and Health Administration released a safety notice in February for the nation’s mining operations relating to development mining near wells, an issue it says is happening thousands of times across the U.S. In the new notice, the agency points out that much has changes for both the mining and gas industries in recent years: “Today’s coal mines…

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Advanced process control for ore processing improves throughput, efficiency, and sustainability

Optimizing all the variables related to comminution and separation requires sophisticated control strategies.  By Devin Marshman, Spartan Controls and David Harrach, Emerson Ore processing operations connected with mining sites are a critical but costly step in the larger effort to produce refined metals. Regardless of the final purification process, ore must be prepared to meet refiner composition specifications, create optimal…

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Entech expands North American, Australian footprint with Corum collab

Entech is growing its business interests and has become the exclusive operational mining equipment distributor for the Corum Group in North America and Australia. Corum is a subsidiary of Ukrainian companies Dtek and SCM. “With a long list of customer references across their traditional markets in the European Union, eastern Europe and Russia, Corum’s partnership with Entech will now allow…

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Flexco’s MINExpo launch: Flexco Elevate Belt Conveyor Intelligence

Conveyer technology group Flexco is putting a spotlight at MINExpo on its newest product, the Flexco Elevate Belt Conveyor Intelligence system. A real-time belt cleaner monitoring system that harnesses the power of predictive analytics so mining operations can remotely gather critical insights that optimize belt conveyor productivity and heighten operational efficiencies, the new release will be on display with an…

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