Mining productivity: Why people still matter more than machines

MINEX Forum | November 7, 2016
img0 Image: cnn.com Digitalisation and automatization are the new buzzwords in mining, as the mining community desperately is looking for ways to increase productivity levels. Equipment manufactures and software companies are releasing new products for mining 4.0 in an effort to increase fledging sales. But too little attention is given to the human factor. Without transforming ...

Caterpillar agreed with Trimble to boost each other

MINEX Forum | November 4, 2016
img0 Image: mining.com Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) and Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) are extending their collaboration that will leverage Caterpillar Global Mining’s industry expertise and combine its in-pit operational execution system, CatMineStar, with Trimble’s portfolio of technology-enabled mining information solutions. This expanded collaboration in mining will include product integration and development, marketing, distribution and support of Trimble ...

Cameco CEO Tim Gitzel on uranium market transformation

Irina Dorokhova | June 17, 2016
img0 Source: http://www.mining.com/web/cameco-ceo-tim-gritzel-uranium-market-transformation/ Uranium is having the worst start to a year in a decade. U3O8 is down more than 20% in 2016 with the UxC broker average price trading around the $28 a pound mark this week. Current levels are the cheapest spot uranium has been since 2005. At the same time the long term price, where most uranium business is conducted, is hovering at around $44 ...

A pilot road to nickel production for Amur Minerals Corp

Arthur Poliakov | November 25, 2015
img0 October, 15 MINEX Russia 2015 spoke with Robin Young, Chief Executive Officer of Amur Minerals Corp. on the subject of how junior mining companies can attract funding for exploration projects in a difficult financial period of low commodity prices. – S&P anticipates and moderates surplus of nickel production in next year and 2017. So the ...