US start-up considers mining as the first priority market for wearable devices

MINEX FORUM | February 22, 2017
img0 Image: mining-journal.com The CEO of a Los Angeles start-up sees the mining industry as a “prime” segment of a global enterprise wearables market that could be worth up to US$5 billion within a few years, mining-journal.com reported. Rufus Labs co-founder Gabe Grifoni told Mining Journal the small company was currently engaged in several product trials in the ...

Caterpillar expands its driverless technologies to other brands

MINEX FORUM | January 20, 2017
img0 Caterpillar is developing autonomous mining truck technology for an expanded range of models, including other brands, miningglobal.com reported. At a recent Cat® MineStar™ Command for hauling demonstration at the company’s facility in Arizona, Caterpillar announced a project to adapt hardware and software for retrofitting the Komatsu 930E mining truck with Cat autonomous technology. This interoperability ...

Goldcorp and Integra Gold to award the most innovative mining idea creator

MINEX FORUM | December 20, 2016
img0 Goldcorp Inc. (TSX: G, NYSE: GG) and Integra Gold Corp. (TSXV: ICG, OTCQX: ICGQF) announced #DisruptMining, a marquee event during the annual Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (“PDAC”) conference that will showcase disruptive and exponential technologies with the potential to revolutionize the future of mineral exploration, mining and more, companies reported. Integra and Goldcorp have ...

Atlas Copco will coordinate Sustainable Intelligent Mining Systems initiative

MINEX FORUM | December 16, 2016
img0 Atlas Copco Rock Drills AB has been named coordinator of the European consortium on Sustainable Intelligent Mining Systems (SIMS). This mining industry initiative is funded by Horizon 2020, the biggest European Union (EU) research and innovation program. Designed to drive sustainable economic growth, the program has the political backing of Europe’s leaders and the EU ...

Goldcorp Inc. to implement an all-electric mine

MINEX FORUM | December 16, 2016
img0 Vancouver-based mining company Goldcorp Inc. (TSX:G; NYSE:GG) announced plans to develop an all-electric mine, said Business Vancouver. Located near Chapleau, Ontario, 160 kilometres west of the company’s Porcupine mine, the Borden mine site will be the future home of North America’s first fully electric mining operation. In 2014, the mineral sector accounted for 4.3% of ...