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Advancements in technology used in mining and exploration are allowing companies to improve the bottom line and even revisit mine sites and properties that had previously been deemed unprofitable. And in order to move towards operating with a smaller environmental footprint, many companies are using innovation to help them achieve their goals.  

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Mining Insider, Mines, Technology, British Columbia TNDC to provide fibre optic communication to Iskut and Dease Lake in northwest British Columbia

Funding is being provided though the Government of Canada’s Connect to Innovate Program

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Technology Mining is a high-tech industry

A look at high-tech mining in the Kootenays.

by Michael Goehring
Eagle Graphite group shot of employees.
Mining Insider, Mines, Sustainability & environment, Technology, British Columbia Kootenay-based technology could expand clean vehicle range

Eagle Graphite will produce silicon/graphite battery anodes using its quarry in Passmore

A haul truck is being loaded at one of Conuma Coal’s mines near Tumbler Ridge, B.C.
Education, Energy, Mines, Safety, Sustainability & environment, Technology Powering the future

The Coal Association of Canada supports the coal industry through challenges arising from innovation and advances in technology.

by Marie Milner
Los Bronces floating PV plant using Hydrelio® technology, Chile.
Mining Insider, Mines, Renewable Energy, Technology, Global Chile’s innovative Floating PV Project on AngloAmerican’s tailings pond

As part of a Chilean energy revolution, the project stands for a deep change in society in the country and the opening of a promising new market.

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Mining Insider, Mines, Technology, Global Good Jobs, Competitive Pay, Interesting Work - Why Aren’t Women Applying?

Engineers and geoscientists encourage more women to enter professions

Goldcorp sets the stage for pioneers of mining innovation to the #DisruptMining event.
Mines, Technology, Global Andritz wins 2019 Goldcorp #DisruptMining contest

Andritz Automation’s artificial intelligence learns mineral processing like self-driving cars learn to operate safely

by Timothy Fowler
Cummins graphic showing truck.
Mining Insider, Company Profiles, Mines, Technology, Global Cummins turns 100

Celebrating a centennial and looking ahead to the next 100 years

by Blair Claflin, Director of Sustainability Communications, Cummins Inc.
Even among robotic inspectors, Avestec’s drones are equipped with unique features that allow for an even greater range of abilities.
Products & equipment, Technology The role of robots: “No human, no incident, no death.”

Reza Tavakoli, president and CEO of Avestec Inc., has developed drones that inspect industrial assets safer, faster and more accurately than do the alternatives

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The La Loutre property, showing a lake shore with trees.
Exploration, Minerals, Mines, Renewable Energy, Technology, Global, Quebec A miracle metal

A. Paul Gill, CEO of Lomiko Metals, Inc., is excited about the company’s graphite-bearing La Loutre project in Quebec

by A. Paul Gill
The stage was set for #DisruptMining in 2018.
Mines, Products & equipment, Sustainability & environment, Technology, Global Meet Goldcorp’s three finalists in #DisruptMining

Meet three finalists in Goldcorp’s #DisruptMining rumble for a $1,000,000 investment.

by Timothy Fowler
Applying the physical tracers to Fura’s sample emerald rough from the Coscuez Emerald Mine.
Mining Insider, Mines, Technology, Global Fura pilots Provenance Proof Blockchain to promote transparency in coloured gemstone industry

The Provenance Proof Blockchain is designed to promote industry transparency across all stakeholders, from mine to consumer

Sandvik Mining equipment in an underground tunnel.
Mining Insider, Mines, Safety, Technology, Global Sandvik and Newtrax partner to provide digitalization for the underground metal mining industry

Digitalization will deliver world-class mining safety, efficiency, and productivity to underground metal mines

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Mining Insider, Mines, Technology, Global International News: Sandvik and Vedanta partner to drive full digitalization at Hindustan Zinc’s SK

Sandvik is delivering one of the most comprehensive digital offerings globally to the SK mine through the industry-leading, OptiMine® digital platform

Celebrating at last year’s challenge are (L to R): Jacques Yves Guigné, CEO of Acoustic Zoom; David Garofalo, CEO of Goldcorp; and Gary Dinn, vice-president marketing at Acoustic Zoom.
Education, Mines, Sustainability & environment, Technology, Global #DisruptMining: Goldcorp’s contest is a catalyst for quantum leaps in performance

Goldcorp’s #DisruptMining contest gives great ideas a voice for a big audience.

by Timothy Fowler
XPRIZE Bloomberg press conference earlier this year.
Education, Energy, Renewable Energy, Sustainability & environment, Technology, Global XPRIZE and COSIA partner to solve the carbon challenge

Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance has partnered with XPRIZE to inspire innovators to solve the NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE challenge.

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At the BC Emerging Economy Task Force launch event (L to R): Jeff More, president & CEO, MineSense Technologies, Andrew J. Weaver, MLA and leader of the Green Party of B.C, Kathy Kinloch, president of the BC Institute of Technology (BCIT) and chair of the Emergent Economy Task Force, Bruce Ralston, minister of Jobs Trade and Technology, B.C and Rick Glumac, parliamentary secretary for Technology.
Technology Data is the future of mining

MineSense hosted the announcement event of British Columbia’s Emerging Economy Task Force at their headquarters in Vancouver.

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Joy Romero, and the work site
Sustainability & environment, Technology Innovating a better future

Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. (CNRL) has received $5 million in funding for its innovative in-pit extraction process (IPEP).

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Kespry drones are subscription-based, so their customers can grow with the drones as new technology is created.
Mines, Products & equipment, Technology Innovations in mining are taking off with Kespry’s drones

Jason Nichols, product marketing manager at Kespry, explains how drones increase efficiency, therefore revenue, for mining companies.

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John Thompson, Chair of RFG2018.
Energy, Minerals, Mines, Sustainability & environment, Technology, Global Sustainability for future generations

The Resources for Future Generations Conference (RFG2018) hopes to kickstart a collective effort to address the challenges we face in our future.

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