Uzbekistan to modernize gold mining giant

Anastasia Bogdanova | March 2, 2020
img0 TASHKENT, Feb. 27 (Xinhua) — Uzbekistan will modernize the country’s first mining company, Navoi Mining and Metallurgical Plant, in the next five years, the government said Thursday. President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev has asked the government to implement a development program under which the company’s gold production capacity will be raised to 94 tons by ...

#MINEXKazakhstan2020: Artificial intelligence to help miners and metallurgists

Anastasia Bogdanova | February 28, 2020
img0   Azamat Ergenovich Alibayev Presentation Brief  – “Artificial intelligence to help miners and metallurgists” Motion Metrics is a market-leading technology company that leverages its expertise in artificial intelligence and computer vision to improve safety, productivity, and efficiency at mines and quarries around the world. We bring together an experienced team of machine learning scientists, electrical ...

NorNickel gets Russian central bank go ahead for blockchain tokenized assets

Anastasia Bogdanova | February 17, 2020
img0 Following a successful Bank of Russia blockchain pilot using its sandbox, the central bank has given the green light to a Norlisk Nickel (NorNickel) digital asset tokenization platform. The approval is subject to the new federal law “On Digital Financial Assets” coming into force. Currently, Russian legislation requires digital platforms to be operated by banks and exchanges. ...

Central Asia Metals marks solid 2019 production results in Sasa, North Macedonia lead zinc mine

Anastasia Bogdanova | January 16, 2020
img0 Aim-listed Central Asia Metals (CAML)  managed to exceed its yearly guidance at the Kounrad copper recovery plant, in Kazakhstan, producing 13 771 t in 2019. This while production at the Sasa mine, in north Macedonia, reached the top end of the guidance range at 23 360 t zinc and 29 201 t lead. The Kounrad plant produced ...

Inkonova technology leads the way for underground operated drones

MINEX Forum | November 7, 2019
img0 EIT RawMaterials supported start-up Inkonova has developed new autonomous inspection drones for underground mining Inkonova has developed new technology revolutionising the drone market and has secured a major investment from world-leading Terra Drone company. The route to success was based on fast product development with the support of EIT RawMaterials Booster funding in collaboration and ...

Scania develops biofuel-powered, driverless truck

MINEX Forum | September 30, 2019
img0 Equipment and services company Scania announced that a multidisciplinary team is working on developing a cabless self-driving vehicle that would ease the workload at mines and large closed construction sites. In a press release, Scania’s president and CEO, Henrik Henriksson, said that the AXL concept truck is steered and monitored by an intelligent control environment ...

BelAZ and ZYFRA to Develop Robotisation and AI Technologies for Mining Industry

MINEX Forum | July 23, 2019
img0 BelAZ (the Belarusian Automobile Plant), one of the world’s largest manufacturers of quarry equipment, and ZYFRA, a company which specialises in industry digitalisation will jointly develop robotisation technologies for the mining industry and set up a research centre at BelAZ for innovation in the fields of artificial intelligence and autonomous transport. The strategic partnership agreement ...

‘Lithium for the UK’ study to be launched

MINEX Forum | June 21, 2019
img0 The UK government will fund a study to assess the feasibility of developing a British lithium supply. A consortium comprising the Natural History Museum, explorer Cornish Lithium and mining consultancy firm Wardell Armstrong. The ‘Lithium for the UK’ project aims to help meet the increase in demand for the battery metal expected from the transition to ...

Kamaz trucks now have computer vision eyes

MINEX Forum | February 14, 2019
img0 Moscow-based Vist Group, a subsidiary of Helsinki-based Zyfra, announced this week that it launched a robotized towing truck project together with Nazarbayev University and Russian truck maker Kamaz. Using a previous experience robotizing the BelAZ 7513R truck and BelAZ 78250 front loader for open-pit mining, Vist said that it now wants to upgrade the five-wheel ...