Making hard-rock history

The newest concept in mining? Think again. Hard-rock cutting has a long and winding past, reports Carly Leonida

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The prototype of Joy Global's DynaCut machine, which is believed to be preparing to start trials at a mine site

Which concepts or technologies would be top of your ‘to watch’ list for mining? I’d put bets on hard-rock cutting being up there. But you’d be mistaken in thinking this is a ‘new’ development.