Space – the next frontier of mining

Throughout the ages, mining has faced and met the challenges thrown up by new frontiers that have been necessary to exploit due to decreasing resources. With deep-sea mining of oil and gas commonplace and exploitation of seabed mineral resources imminent, the next frontier is space.

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STEINERT Australia continues to grow footprint

German-based STEINERT is a world-leading provider of magnetic and sensor-based sorting equipment that operates both in the resource recovery and recycling industry, as well as in the mining sector throughout Australia and Asia. During a recent interview The ASIA Miner’s editor John Miller found out from STEINERT Australia’s managing director Johan van Zyl what makes the company a success in this part of the world.

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K92 drilling targets expansion

WITH the production re-start process at the high-grade Irumafimpa gold deposit well advanced, on schedule and on budget, K92 Mining has commenced an exploration drilling program targeting an expansion of resources. A second diamond rig is now on site targeting an expansion of the Judd Vein System.

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Purpose-built light vehicle just for mines

By John Miller, editor, The ASIA Miner

A MELBOURNE company is challenging the doom and gloom associated with the decline of the Australian motor industry with a new electric-powered off-road light vehicle for use in the punishing terrain of underground mines. Although the launch of Tomcar Australia’s LV1 also coincides with a mining downturn, it fulfils the desire of the industry to reduce costs and optimise operations while maintaining productivity and reducing environment impacts.

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