Epiroc introduces 6th Sense for smarter mining

MINEX Forum | July 18, 2019
img0 Epiroc has introduced 6th Sense, calling it a “game changer” that combines digitalization and automation to boost customers’ performance. There is a growing need for the mining and infrastructure industries to look to digital technologies to enhance productivity, sustainability and safety. 6th Sense is the Epiroc way to optimize customers’ processes by connecting machines, systems ...

Kyrgyzstan: Anti-uranium mining protests persist and proliferate

MINEX Forum | June 24, 2019
img0 There are at present 12 outstanding concessions for uranium exploration Kyrgyzstan is struggling to tamp down a mood of protest inspired by opposition to uranium mining, an industry that is lucrative but tainted by memories of Soviet-era practices. The capital city, Bishkek, has seen three anti-uranium demonstrations in the past week alone. The largest drew more than 200 people and ...

Trans-Siberian Gold: Notice of Annual General Meeting & Dividend Timetable

MINEX Forum | June 14, 2019
img0 Trans-Siberian Gold plc (TSG.LN), a low cost, high grade gold producer in Russia, announces the publication of its Notice of Annual General Meeting and confirms details of the timetable for payment of the proposed final dividend for the financial year ended 31 December 2018. The Company’s Annual General Meeting will be held at 11.00 a.m. (UK time) on ...

Historic Siberian mine to become automated

MINEX Forum | May 14, 2019
img0 The Siberian Coal Energy Company (SUEK ) has partnered with Zyfra Group’s subsidiary VIST Group, to develop an unmanned drilling technology at the Tugnuysky coal mine, located on the border between the Buryatia and Chita regions in south-central Siberia. Officially created in 1989, the open-pit operation has an annual output of approximately 12.5 million tonnes ...

Raw power

MINEX Forum | November 16, 2018
img0 Vanadium, borate, bismuth, gallium – they may sound like planets from a science fiction movie, but in fact they are some of the most critical elements of the European Union’s economy. They are all on the European Commission’s ‘critical raw materials list’, which will be discussed at the EU Raw Materials Week starting today in ...

Kazakhstan’s mining companies are increasing their production capacity

David McHutchon | November 3, 2017
img0 Enterprises are focused on not only to attracting investments, but also to development of human capital and stimulation of personnel to search for advanced solutions. First of all, the companies introduce their own innovations taking into account the needs of the modern market. At the 7th International Scientific and Production Conference in Astana young specialists ...

The best achievements in the Russian mining industry presented at the Mining Excellence Awards

David McHutchon | October 19, 2017
img0 The finalists and the winners of the 11th Russian Mining Excellence Award competition were presented on 12 October 2017 at the Gala Dinner of the MINEX Russia 2017 Forum. Established in 2007 by MINEX Russia Forum The Russian Mining Excellence Award has become a “Russian Mining Oscar”. The award committee allocate high status to companies ...

Mineral Exploration Network won the MineTech contest

David McHutchon | October 19, 2017
img0 The Finnish company Mineral Exploration Network won MineTech – the 1st Russian Competition of Mining Challenges and Solutions. The company proposed a solution for the challenge offered by Polymetal International. The contest was organised alongside MINEX Russia 2017 Forum in Moscow on 12 October 2017. The innovative methodology of geochemical analysis, proposed by the Mineral ...

Swedish companies create 5G technology for mine communication

David McHutchon | August 23, 2017
img0 A Swedish research project has showcased that by applying the latest technology within communication and automation, underground mines can become both more efficient and safer. In the PIMM project, Boliden, Ericsson, Telia, Volvo CE, ABB, RISE SICS and LTU have all contributed with their advanced technology and knowledge within digitalization and automation. The companies and ...