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 ...

OptimOre Project – increasing yield on Tungsten and Tantalum ore production

David McHutchon | June 2, 2017
img0 Authors: Dr Peter Graham Research, Director , INTERKONSULT LTD Alexander Graham, Research Engineer, INTERKONSULT LTD OptimOre is a new initiative designed to improve the recovery of two of the world’s most critical raw materials – Tungsten and Tantalum. Funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 programme (Grant No 642201), the initiative sees innovative ...

82% of executives to increase investments in digital mining technologies over the next three years

David McHutchon | May 16, 2017
img0 82 percent of the mining industry look set to increase investments in digital technology over the next three years, according to a new report. Accenture has released its latest “Digital in mining: Progress and opportunity” report,  which takes an in depth look into how the mining industry is using, and not using, digital technology to improve ...

Serbia mining: Mineco in European “mining revolution” IMPACT project

David McHutchon | April 29, 2017
img0 The British company Mineco, which manages several lead and zinc mines in the Western Balkans, has begun to work together with its partners on a big European project Impact that aims to launch a ‘mining revolution’ by finding the best methods for exploiting small metal deposits. “Under this project, 10 partner organisations from Great Britain, ...

The mining is slowly going digital

David McHutchon | April 12, 2017
img0 Mining companies are failing to take advantage of digital technology to address productivity issues, says advisory firm Ernst & Young (EY), which believes that digital transformation is a critical enabler to tackle productivity and margin challenges in the mining and metals sector, noted miningweekly.com. A new EY report, ‘The digital disconnect: problem or pathway?’, points out ...