We need to talk about tailings

My first thought when reading the news on January 26: "How has this been allowed to happen again?"

15 FEB 2019

Editor's comment

We need to talk about tailings
We need to talk about tailings
We need to talk about tailings

 

Autonomous truck collision at Fortescue's Christmas Creek

An autonomous truck has backed into another driverless truck at FMG's Christmas Creek mine

15 FEB 2019

Fleet

Autonomous truck collision at Fortescue's Christmas Creek
Autonomous truck collision at Fortescue's Christmas Creek
Autonomous truck collision at Fortescue's Christmas Creek

Conuma Coal signs safety deal with Hexagon

Hexagon's Mining division has signed a significant safety solution deal with Conuma Coal Resources

14 FEB 2019

Fleet

Conuma Coal signs safety deal with Hexagon
Conuma Coal signs safety deal with Hexagon
Conuma Coal signs safety deal with Hexagon

Brazil mining authority plans to ban upstream tailings dams

ANM is set to issue an administrative order to either remove upstream tailings dams or convert them

Brazil mining authority plans to ban upstream tailings dams
Brazil mining authority plans to ban upstream tailings dams

First face blast at Obuasi redevelopment project

The redevelopment project at Obuasi has completed its first week of underground development blasting

14 FEB 2019

Development

First face blast at Obuasi redevelopment project
First face blast at Obuasi redevelopment project
First face blast at Obuasi redevelopment project
First face blast at Obuasi redevelopment project

Züblin's underground contract at Candelaria extended

Züblin has been awarded an extension to its contract with Mina Candelaria Subterránea until 2022

13 FEB 2019

Development

Züblin's underground contract at Candelaria extended
Züblin's underground contract at Candelaria extended
Züblin's underground contract at Candelaria extended

Sandvik gets ready for full automation underground

Sandvik now has a range of 'intelligent' equipment that's fully automation compatible

12 FEB 2019

Fleet

Sandvik gets ready for full automation underground
Sandvik gets ready for full automation underground

Sandvik UG equipment works with third-party proximity detection

Sandvik develops interface for proximity detection systems for its UG loaders and dump trucks

12 FEB 2019

Technology / innovation

First ore introduced for processing at Cobre Panama

Ore has been introduced to the processing plant at First Quantum Minerals' Cobre Panama project

First ore introduced for processing at Cobre Panama
First ore introduced for processing at Cobre Panama
First ore introduced for processing at Cobre Panama
First ore introduced for processing at Cobre Panama

BQE inks pair of contracts in China

New deals are the result of Guoda gold smelter project last year, company said

BQE inks pair of contracts in China
BQE inks pair of contracts in China
BQE inks pair of contracts in China

Process equipment delivered to Lac Guéret

Key process equipment has been delivered to Mason Graphite's Lac Guéret project in Québec

11 FEB 2019

Plant

Process equipment delivered to Lac Guéret
Process equipment delivered to Lac Guéret

FLSmidth rounds off lab solutions with IMP acquisition

FLSmidth is taking over IMP Automation, a provider of automated laboratory solutions

FLSmidth rounds off lab solutions with IMP acquisition
FLSmidth rounds off lab solutions with IMP acquisition
FLSmidth rounds off lab solutions with IMP acquisition

Heron and Sedgman in invoice battle

Heron Resources claims Sedgman has overcharged it by almost 50% for work on its Woodlawn project

06 FEB 2019

Design / Build

Heron and Sedgman in invoice battle
Heron and Sedgman in invoice battle
Heron and Sedgman in invoice battle

Diamond mine, materials-handling supplier team up for size control

Botswana diamond mine tackles material-handling challenge with Weba Chute

Diamond mine, materials-handling supplier team up for size control
Diamond mine, materials-handling supplier team up for size control

Sandvik selects Porter as Australian dealer

Sandvik has tapped Porter Group to be its distributor for mobile crushing and screening products

Sandvik selects Porter as Australian dealer
Sandvik selects Porter as Australian dealer
Sandvik selects Porter as Australian dealer
Sandvik selects Porter as Australian dealer

IBM Watson IoT boosts tech providers' wearable gadgets

IBM Think is collaborating with Garmin Health, Guardhat, Mitsufuji and SmartCone

IBM Watson IoT boosts tech providers' wearable gadgets
IBM Watson IoT boosts tech providers' wearable gadgets
IBM Watson IoT boosts tech providers' wearable gadgets

Cloud allows Anglo to float new ideas

Carly Leonida spoke to Anglo's chief data officer, Arun Narayanan, about cloud computing

Cloud allows Anglo to float new ideas
Cloud allows Anglo to float new ideas

RCT system allows remote control of multiple machines

'Smart' technology company RCT has released MMC for its ControlMaster automation range

13 FEB 2019

Simulation / Optimisation

North Goonyella coming back to life

Australian mine had been idled since 2018 fire

North Goonyella coming back to life
North Goonyella coming back to life

Ava Group and Mining3 to roll out Aura IQ

Ava Group has signed a development and commercialisation agreement with Mining3

Ava Group and Mining3 to roll out Aura IQ
Ava Group and Mining3 to roll out Aura IQ

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Record water fine for Lumina Copper

The miner has been fined for taking water without permission

15 FEB 2019

Natural resources

Record water fine for Lumina Copper
Record water fine for Lumina Copper
Record water fine for Lumina Copper
Record water fine for Lumina Copper

Flooding in Australia will put wrinkle in shipments of zinc, lead

Queensland Rail projecting a month or more of disruption following heavy rains

15 FEB 2019

Transport

Flooding in Australia will put wrinkle in shipments of zinc, lead
Flooding in Australia will put wrinkle in shipments of zinc, lead
Flooding in Australia will put wrinkle in shipments of zinc, lead
Flooding in Australia will put wrinkle in shipments of zinc, lead

No tailings spill at Southern Copper op in Peru: report

OEFA has determined that heavy rains in southern Peru did not cause a mining waste spill at Cuajone

15 FEB 2019

Natural resources

No tailings spill at Southern Copper op in Peru: report
No tailings spill at Southern Copper op in Peru: report
No tailings spill at Southern Copper op in Peru: report

Teck taps IDE for Quebrada Blanca desalination plant

Teck has commissioned IDE Technologies to design and supply a modular SWRO desalination plant

14 FEB 2019

Natural resources

Teck taps IDE for Quebrada Blanca desalination plant
Teck taps IDE for Quebrada Blanca desalination plant
Teck taps IDE for Quebrada Blanca desalination plant

Solar hybrid plant for Barrick's Loulo

Barrick Gold's Loulo gold mine in western Mali is to install a 24MW off-grid solar hybrid plant

13 FEB 2019

Natural resources

Solar hybrid plant for Barrick's Loulo
Solar hybrid plant for Barrick's Loulo
Solar hybrid plant for Barrick's Loulo

Direct benefits in conveying

How gearless conveyor systems help mines in South America transport large volumes of ore

07 FEB 2019

Logistics

Direct benefits in conveying
Direct benefits in conveying

VIST bringing digital strategies to the fore

VIST Group, now part of Zyfra Group, is pushing for digitalisation at mining companies

15 FEB 2019

Innovation

VIST bringing digital strategies to the fore
VIST bringing digital strategies to the fore
VIST bringing digital strategies to the fore
VIST bringing digital strategies to the fore

Automation drives Barrick into the future

Autonomous production systems and projects throughout Barrick Gold are being advanced

14 FEB 2019

Innovation

Automation drives Barrick into the future
Automation drives Barrick into the future
Automation drives Barrick into the future
Automation drives Barrick into the future

Imdex testing Flexidrill tech, still in option period

Imdex has entered a secondary option period to acquire New Zealand-based Flexidrill

13 FEB 2019

Exploration

Imdex testing Flexidrill tech, still in option period
Imdex testing Flexidrill tech, still in option period
Imdex testing Flexidrill tech, still in option period

Cyber risky business

While miners are pushing forward with plans to expand IIoT, the cyber risks cannot be ignored

13 FEB 2019

Industry comment

Cyber risky business
Cyber risky business
Cyber risky business

Top five cloud-enabled software suites for geologists

Jim Young presents 5 of the best software packages powered by cloud computing for mining geologists

13 FEB 2019

Industry comment

Top five cloud-enabled software suites for geologists
Top five cloud-enabled software suites for geologists
Top five cloud-enabled software suites for geologists

Colombia improves mining administration digitally

Colombia's ANM national mining agency has turned to digitisation to improve administration

12 FEB 2019

Investment

Colombia improves mining administration digitally
Colombia improves mining administration digitally

Miners score poorly on effective tailings oversight: RMF report

RMF finds operations' tailings management, improvement actions largely lacking

12 FEB 2019

Sustainability

Miners score poorly on effective tailings oversight: RMF report
Miners score poorly on effective tailings oversight: RMF report

We need to talk about tailings

My first thought when reading the news on January 26: "How has this been allowed to happen again?"

15 FEB 2019
We need to talk about tailings
We need to talk about tailings
We need to talk about tailings
We need to talk about tailings

An original hard rock Valentine's Day story

This week 120 years ago, two young honeymooners were on their way from California to China

14 FEB 2019
An original hard rock Valentine's Day story
An original hard rock Valentine's Day story
An original hard rock Valentine's Day story

Cyber risky business

While miners are pushing forward with plans to expand IIoT, the cyber risks cannot be ignored

13 FEB 2019
Cyber risky business
Cyber risky business

Top five cloud-enabled software suites for geologists

Jim Young presents 5 of the best software packages powered by cloud computing for mining geologists

13 FEB 2019
Top five cloud-enabled software suites for geologists
Top five cloud-enabled software suites for geologists

Engaging the future workforce

What is the future workforce of the mining industry going to look like?

08 FEB 2019
Engaging the future workforce
Engaging the future workforce