Waiting for 'true' disruption

Why on earth hasn’t mining been disrupted like other big industries, some ask, and they point to little-changed mining processes, equipment, culture and strategy over half a century to back their view that the industry is still waiting for ‘true’ disruption – probably from the outside. Others disagree

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While some of mining's seminal internal advances, such as better mineral recovery techniques, bulk underground mining approaches and smart drilling improvements are often cited as examples of the industry disrupting itself, there is a view that these are evolutionary rather than revolutionary.

They can't really be said to have fundamentally changed the look and feel of mining, much l...