The age of innovators – Sandeep Biswas, MD & CEO, Newcrest

Sandeep Biswas addressed the Melbourne Mining Club luncheon on the Thursday, 9th February 2017: “Let’s be clear about our context. Our operating conditions are getting tougher. As we exhaust the more commercially attractive ore bodies, we are going to have to dig deep to convert previously commercially unviable ore bodies into profitable operations. Innovation will […]

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“Innovation is the key to our future” Mark Cutifani

Mark Cutifani, Chief Executive of Anglo American, highlighted innovation as an imperative to secure mining’s future at the Indaba in South Africa. “Successful innovation is a foundation for resilience – being able to weather the bad times, create change rather than react to it, improve productivity, access the hitherto inaccessible orebodies and actively develop new […]

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Successful drilling technology startup

Mining3 is pleased to announce the successful startup of its new spin-off company, V2H International (V2HI). Based in Brisbane, V2HI brings together Mining3’s breakthrough tight radius drilling technology and world-leading expertise in high pressure water jet drilling, and US-based Zero Radius Laterals (ZRL) through-casing water jet drilling system for the oil and gas and mining industries. […]

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Newcrest Mining installs Cave Tracker at Cadia East

Newcrest Mining orders Cave Tracker System for its Cadia East Mine Newcrest Mining will install a large-scale Cave Tracker System at its Cadia East mine in New South Wales. Developed and manufactured by Brisbane-based Elexon Mining, the Cave Tracker System was conceived in collaboration with Newcrest, CRCMining and Rio Tinto. Newcrest hosted the earliest trials […]

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Take Control of Fatigue: Free employee handbook

Open dialogue about fatigue risk is just one piece of the risk management puzzle; education is another. Working whilst our bodies are biologically wired to be sleeping can wreak havoc on our fatigue levels, leaving us prone to excessive tiredness, poor decision making, reduced coordination and slowed reaction times. Fatigue can also negatively affect our […]

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Downhole data without delay

A new on-the-spot tool for analysing elements underground has saved a major mining company millions of dollars on drilling and assay costs. TIM TREADGOLD reports on how the industry can take advantage of this new development. Time is money in any business and one reason why the mining industry has embraced a technology that eliminates […]

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Mining evolution

AMC Consultants Principle Peter McCarthy shares his view on the evolution of the mining industry – from 2oth century large-scale mining toward a low-impact, data-driven future in selective underground mining. What’s your take on the evolution of mining around the globe – where has the industry come from and where is it going? Last century, […]

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Breakthrough in underground mining

Mining3, the leader in mining research, is behind the development of a commercialised Cave Tracker system. The partnership between Newcrest, Rio Tinto, CRCMining and technology developer and manufacturer Elexon Mining, has enabled its creation.  The testing was undertaken at Newcrest’s Ridgeway copper mine  in NSW and Rio Tinto’s Argyle diamond mine in WA. The cave monitoring system will measure the movement of fragmented […]

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Detecting top of coal

Better detection of the top of coal seam prior to blasting Accurately detecting the approaching top of a coal seam prior to blasting is fundamental to efficient coal recovery.  Previous investigations by member mining companies reported a reduction in coal dilution through disciplined and detailed overburden drilling and blasting practices. With support from the Australian […]

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