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Sep 25, 2020
Sandvik updates drill simulator training range

Sandvik updates drill simulator training range

Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology is introducing a new version of its operator training simulator for underground drill operators and maintenance teams. The Digital Driller family – which now includes the DS422i – provides advanced simulator training to improve operator and drilling performance. Sandvik says the new version features the latest developments in underground drill...

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Sep 24, 2020
Drilling contractor tops mining awards

Drilling contractor tops mining awards

Central Queensland drilling contractor Gas Field Services has been named the 2020 Queensland Mining Contractor of the Year, for excellence in productivity, safety and innovation. The title was announced at a sold-out, 350-person black-tie gala held last night in Mackay to celebrate the 2020 Queensland Mining Awards. Gas Field Services took out the Safety Initiative Award and were strong co...

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Sep 14, 2020
Off-grid water treatment plant wins design honours

Off-grid water treatment plant wins design honours

Ampcontrol and Aurecon’s innovative off-grid water treatment solution Gilghi has been awarded a Good Design Awards accolade in the Social Impact category. The Gilghi water treatment plant is designed for use in remote communities, using a standalone hybrid power supply consisting of solar photovoltaic panels, a back-up diesel generator and battery storage. “We are incredibly pr...

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Aug 20, 2020
Top of their game – mining award finalists revealed

Top of their game – mining award finalists revealed

A world-first tablet for underground mining, economic rehabilitation at Century mine and a very slick looking underground grader are among the top-notch projects short-listed in a key resource industry awards event. This year’s finalists have been revealed for the Queensland Mining Awards, with winners to be revealed in five weeks’ time at the gala awards dinner in Mackay. Bowen Bas...

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Aug 17, 2020
Stratanet offers lightweight cladding alternative

Stratanet offers lightweight cladding alternative

Wilson Mining has released a new polypropylene alternative to steel mesh for roof and wall cladding applications in underground mines. The Mastermyne-owned company describes Stratanet as a lightweight, corrosion-resistant and multi-directional high-strength alternative to steel. A honeycomb design helps to distribute the load of any loose debris, having undergone several iterations to prov...

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Aug 05, 2020
Satellite access to improve environmental monitoring

Satellite access to improve environmental monitoring

An app selected for a $4.2 million Google Earth program will enable citizen scientists to use satellite data to monitor environmental change.   An online remote sensing application developed by James Cook University’s Dr Nicholas Murray was selected to join the international Group on Earth Observations (GEO) – Google Earth Engine (GEE) partnership to improve access to satelli...

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Jun 24, 2020
Report targets emission-free copper mining

Report targets emission-free copper mining

A University of Sydney report is setting out how Australian copper mining can become emission free over the next 30 years through the use of emerging technologies.The university’s Warren Centre for Advanced Engineering’s The Zero Emission Copper Mine of the Future report was commissioned by the International Copper Association Australia and identifies five key target areas for technol...

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May 19, 2020
JESI gets global boost

JESI gets global boost

A Townsville start-up which developed technology solutions to help manage remote area workers has been given a global boost. Fleet Complete, a leading global provider of connected vehicle technologies, has announced its partnership with the remote worker management solutions company JESI. JESI provides Fleet Complete customers with mobile technology that provides real-time responses and r...

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Jan 31, 2020
Glencore announces IsaMill tweaks and a new model

Glencore announces IsaMill tweaks and a new model

Glencore Technology has revealed new developments in its IsaMill line that cut costs and fill a gap in its range. The fine grinding mill has been redesigned to reduce civil infrastructure costs up to 28 per cent. And a new 1600-2200 kW ‘M7500’ IsaMill has been introduced to sit between the M5000 and the M10000. Engineering manager Nick van Heerden said the smaller plant configuration...

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