Canadian engineers to develop a new sistem for mines using microseismic data

MINEX FORUM | December 20, 2016
img0 ESG Solutions is working with the Ultra-Deep Mining Network (UDMN) to improve safety and productivity in mines through the development of innovative methods focusing on rock stress risk reduction using microseismic data collected during mine operations. Specifically, stress tensor determination from microseismic source mechanisms provides a relatively inexpensive way to assist in the evaluation of induced stress ...

Eight miners perished in the KGHM’s Rudna copper mine

MINEX FORUM | December 7, 2016
img0 The final death toll of an earth tremor causing rockfalls deep underground in Europe‘s largest copper mine in southwestern Poland rose to eight miners, miningweekly.com said with reference to the mine’s operator KGHM note on Wednesday. The tremor hit the Rudna copper mine at 20:09 GMT on Tuesday, KGHM said, causing extensive damage, but the mine remained mostly ...

Landslide killed miners in Turkish copper mine

MINEX FORUM | November 21, 2016
img0 Image: mining.com At least five miners are dead and 11 are trapped after a landslide swept through a copper mine in southeastern Turkey. The natural disaster happened late last Thursday at the Madenköy copper mine, located in the Şirvan district of Siirt province, mining.com reported. In a statement, private company Park Elektrik A.Ş. blamed heavy rains for the landslide, and ...

Trend Micro explaines, why mining industry is so attractive for cyber attacks

MINEX Forum | August 12, 2016
img0 Image: trendmicro.com In the new research paper “Cyber Threats to the Mining Industry” Trend Micro examines modern mining industry practices and processes, and identifies vulnerable gaps that threat actors might be able to exploit. The reasoning and motivations of a variety of threat actors are also analyzed. This paper gives a general view of the weaknesses ...

India definites its critical minerals

MINEX Forum | August 8, 2016
img0 Image: bbc.co.uk India will be woefully short of critical minerals necessary for developing clean-energy applications, infrastructure for its solar mission and for manufacturing high-technology products in the future. The country will be heavily dependent on China in the coming years to source these materials for its manufacturing sector, says a report commissioned by the Department of ...