Apps can power the mining industry

For many years, the mining industry has relied on two-way radio communication to support daily operations, but a new era of applications-based innovation is giving radio communication new relevance within the mining sector, writes Martin Chappell, general manager – radio channels, Motorola Solutions Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands.

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Emphasis on mine-site gold exploration

ANALYSIS of the data compiled in SNL Metals & Mining’s profiles of the world’s top 20 gold producers reveals that the major gold miners have significantly shifted their exploration focus over the past decade. The profiles form part of SNL’s Strategies for Gold Reserves Replacement study series of reports.

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Mining needs innovation from others

By Adrian Hale, Dassault Systèmes director of natural resources, Asia Pacific South

AS mining company profits continue to be pressured by the uncertainty that remains in the global economy, the industry is on a quest for innovation. The mining industry tends to be slow in adopting new technology, but given the state of the industry – change is paramount in order to survive.

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