Transportation and mobility tasks in mining operations bear the bulk of the industry’s environmental costs regarding carbon dioxide (CO2) gas emissions. Bulky haulers weighing hundreds of tons consume hundreds of liters of diesel every hour. But this presents a significant opportunity to mining companies: if they can replace transportation and mobility fleets with vehicles powered by green hydrogen, they can drastically reduce their emissions.
Predicting mining conditions is a significant part of opening most new mine operations. In geotechnically complex sites, underground, and in remote locations, predicting mining conditions is particularly challenging – and especially important.
Ellen Thomson, Senior Product Application Specialist at Thermo Fisher Scientific, discusses future changes in mining operations, digital twin technology, and the blockchain tool.
Artificial intelligence (AI) has helped mining companies forecast slope failures quickly and efficiently through detailed analysis.
Ellen Thomson, Senior Product Application Specialist at Thermo Fisher Scientific, discusses opportunities for process optimization across the concentrator, and the potential environmental and economic benefits.
AZoMining speaks to Philip Gross, CEO of Snow Lake Lithium, about the development of the world's first electric lithium mine. This is a particularly important development within mining and highlights the significance of accelerating green mining across the world.
The next era of space exploration will involve longer missions and sustainability. But the drive for sustainability here on Earth could lead to commercial asteroid mining.
New research investigates the geotechnical challenges of decommissioning a coal mine in Greece.
Scientists from China have collaborated on a new paper to identify better gas outburst detection methods to significantly improve safety in mining. The authors have presented a novel deep-learning based system for early warning and prediction of mining disasters.
One of the biggest obstacles to rescuing miners after an accident is the unknown level of danger, which can derail rescue operations and even put lives in danger. In such circumstances, the contribution of mobile underground robots becomes crucial.
The Rigaku ZSX Primus IVi offers high-speed chemical analysis of geological materials, liquids, alloys, chemicals and plated metals. As a sequential WDXRF spectrometer, it offers superior resolution and sensitivity compared to EDXRF spectrometers.
This product profile outlines the Ramsey Series 30 Belt Scale System.
ZEISS Xradia 510 Versa x-ray microscope advances industry and science to address emerging research challenges.
AZoMining speaks to Francois Nell at Sandvik about the importance of mining sustainability and why equipment rebuilding and upgrades play their part in reducing fuel consumption.
Prof. James Tour
AZoMining speaks with James Tour from Rice University about his team's exciting method that has the very real potential to recover valuable REE from three types of waste; electronic waste, coal fly ash and bauxite residue.