The Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology to receive about €900,000 for innovations

MINEX FORUM | April 14, 2017
img0 The Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology (HIF), which is part of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, will receive a grant of approximately €900,000 over the next three years to support the development of new technologies for the environmentally and socially sustainable as well as efficient exploration of natural resources, noted Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf. The EU funding will ...

British scientists have discovered a REE deposit in the Atlantic Ocean

MINEX FORUM | April 13, 2017
img0 Image: bbc.com British scientists exploring an underwater mountain in the Atlantic Ocean have discovered a treasure trove of rare minerals, BBC reported. Their investigation of a seamount more than 500km (300 miles) from the Canary Islands has revealed a crust of “astonishingly rich” rock. Samples brought back to the surface contain the scarce substance tellurium in concentrations ...

Pioneering project to unlock small deposits investment potential receives €7 million funding

MINEX FORUM | March 30, 2017
img0 A UK academic group investigating “small deposit” mining – or keyhole mining – has received EUR7 million of funding under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program to advance work on “an ethical and sustainable international mining revolution” said mining-journal.com. Led by geologists from Cornwall’s Camborne School of Mines, the IMP@CT project team ...

Glencore decreased its coal, oil and zinc production

MINEX Forum | November 3, 2016
img0 Glencore today announced operating results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2016.  Copper Own-sourced copper production of 1,061,200 tonnes was 6% down on the comparable period, due to the curtailment of African Copper volumes, partly offset by higher grades and throughput in South America. Mopani’s own-sourced copper production of 30,600 tonnes was ...

Queensland has expanded exploration data centre

MINEX Forum | October 26, 2016
img0 Queensland has opened the expanded exploration data centre at the suburban Zillmere site on Brisbane’s northside in Australia.  The centre houses 810km of rock samples that are essential to explorers and academics and analyses, mining-technology.com reported. Queensland natural resources and mines minister Dr Anthony Lynham said: “The core samples and the low-cost, expert analysis done here ...

Volvo checked its driverless truck

MINEX Forum | September 9, 2016
img0 Image: wordpress.com Volvo has tested its fully autonomous truck in deep underground operations in Kristineberg mine, which is located 100km from Arvidsjaur in northern Sweden. The new self-driving truck is part of the company’s development project, which is aimed at improving transport flow and mine safety, mining-technology.com reported. Covering a distance of 7km, the truck has the capability ...

Australian CSIRO to combine renewables and fossil fuel

MINEX Forum | September 8, 2016
img0 The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) has launched the new Centre for Hybrid Energy Systems, a collaborative facility to research renewable and hybrid energy technologies, australianmining.com.au reported. The centre will be a hub for researchers and industry to identify, improve, and tailor energy technologies for specific needs, sharing the benefits of these systems to ...