Operations

Safety gear gets smarter

Robert Hiltz

An array of sensors and technologies is giving miners a virtual shield to protect them underground

Efficiency gains

Kylie Williams

Replacing conventional flotation cells with modern Jameson Cells made for a smaller footprint and lower operating costs at Glencore’s Mount Isa mine

Sweet success

Virginia Heffernan

The team at Harte Gold is taking a staged approach to bring its Sugar Zone operation to full production

Customized comminution

Kylie Williams

Malcolm Powell and Lawrence Nordell teamed up to fill a void in comminution: efficient mill liners

Mine security in the digital age

Ian Ewing

Not only data, but equipment health and personnel safety are also at risk if miners aren’t on their guards against cyberattacks

Prospects good for long term copper price, despite current volatility

Lack of major copper discoveries mean supply will likely fall short of demand in next decade

Tailings to the rescue

Greg Dipple of UBC has discovered that certain mine tailings can be used for carbon sequestration, and the implications could be enormous

Teck installs first production-scale machine learning system

Machine learning predicts when trucks will need maintenance at Fording River coal mine