PROCESSING

Sort it out: Efficiently targeting deeper deposits and lower-grade ore

As metal deposits become more challenging to access, equipment manufacturers must develop technology that balances energy and machine efficiency.

 Lower-grade ore has become more economically attractive as recovery technologies have improved. Photo: Nordroden

Lower-grade ore has become more economically attractive as recovery technologies have improved. Photo: Nordroden

Now that shallow and near-surface deposits are harder to find, the global mining industry must dig deeper to tap into the metals we need today and tomorrow. Mining at considerable depths (deep mining)...

Start a free trial to continue reading this article
Already have an account?  
Subscribe now

A growing series of reports, each focused on a key discussion point for the mining sector, brought to you by the Mining Magazine Intelligence team.

A growing series of reports, each focused on a key discussion point for the mining sector, brought to you by the Mining Magazine Intelligence team.

editions

Mining Magazine Intelligence Future Fleets Report 2024

The report paints a picture of the equipment landscape and includes detailed profiles of mines that are employing these fleets

editions

Mining Magazine Intelligence Digitalisation Report 2023

An in-depth review of operations that use digitalisation technology to drive improvements across all areas of mining production

editions

Mining Magazine Intelligence Automation Report 2023

An in-depth review of operations using autonomous solutions in every region and sector, including analysis of the factors driving investment decisions

editions

Mining Magazine Intelligence Exploration Report 2023 (feat. Opaxe data)

A comprehensive review of current exploration rates, trending exploration technologies, a ranking of top drill intercepts and a catalog of 2022 Initial Resource Estimates and recent discovery successes.