Robots to explore old flooded mines in Europe

MINEX FORUM | August 9, 2017
img0 Europe’s flooded underground mines could be hiding some untapped potential. A new project to develop a submersible mining exploration robot, iom3.org reported. An autonomous robot will be developed in Europe to scout for minerals in flooded underground mines, which could lead to some being reopened, as the EU looks to secure supply for critical minerals. The ...

Global nickel demand could more than double by 2050 due to the rise in popularity of Electric Vehicles

MINEX FORUM | August 9, 2017
img0 Image: http://e-va.pro Observations by Tesla’s Elon Musk on the key role nickel plays in the electric vehicle boom helped inspire the world’s top miner BHP Billiton to invest in new capacity to target rising demand, miningweekly.com noted with reference to Bloomberg. Amid efforts to improve performance at its nickel operationsin Australia, Eduard Haegel, asset president of BHP’s Nickel West unit, said he “stumbled across” ...

Accident in Alrosa’s Mir mine: Russia’s Investigative Committee has launched the fact-finding mission

MINEX FORUM | August 9, 2017
img0 Russia’s Investigative Committee has launched a criminal case over the flooding incident in the Alrosa diamond company’s Mir mine, located in the Siberian Republic of Yakutia, a source in the committee’s press service told TASS. “The Investigative Committee has launched a criminal case in accordance with Article 216.1 of the Russian Criminal Code (breach of ...