Mining's underground culture

Many mining companies are already opening their ‘mines of the future’ underground, featuring increased automation, electrification and digitalisation. Nia Kajastie looks at how this is reflected in the load and haul space

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In an underground 'mine of the future' operations can be managed from a remote control room. Photo: Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology

Over the past 10 months, we have witnessed the opening of what will become the first fully autonomous underground operation in the world, as well as an all-electric underground mine.