Scania, Fidens, Hexagon debut Brazil’s first teleoperated 8×4

A trio of partners that includes FIdens, Scania and Hexagon have teamed up to debut Brazil’s first ever remotely operated 8×4 mining truck. The collaboration brings together industry knowledge across integrated technology, heavy equipment and situational expertise that will result in significant operational gains for mines in Brazil and worldwide.  The groundbreaking initiative combines Hexagon’s sophisticated HARD-LINE TeleOp remote operation…

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First gold at Tocantinzinho

G Mining has achieved first gold at its Tocantinzinho mine in Brazil on time and on budget, and just 22 months on from receiving its go-ahead for construction. The first pour at the complex in Para State yielded approximately 440 ounces of gold. The Canadian miner said it is now looking forward to commercial production and a subsequent ramp-up to…

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Summit Nanotech, Llamara join forces to develop lithium project

Cleantech company Summit Nanotech has executed a Joint Venture agreement with Chilean miner Llamara to develop lithium resources at the latter’s Llamara Basin.  The project covers approximately 51,300 hectares, of which 4,000 hectares are part of the current JV between Llamara and Summit Nanotech. The JV zone of interest, noted Summit Nanotech, may increase by an additional 6,000 hectares with…

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Southern Copper to revive Tia Maria project

Peruvian copper producer Southern Copper, a subsidiary of Southern Copper,had decided to restart development of its long-postponed Tia Maria project in the Islay province of Peru’s Arequipa region, reported Reuters. Tia Maria has been on hold for years amid community opposition over fears of the mine’s environmental impact. The news agency noted that protests against the controversial mine left six…

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Codelco Salvador powering up electric bus fleet

Miner Codelco said it has implemented a transition for its Salvador Division that implements smart bus stops and converts all of its worker and contractor bus fleet to electric. The company said the 30 buses are in addition to the 155 it already operates at the El Teniente, Chuquicamata and Andina complexes. The move is at the center of the…

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Capstone Copper hits milestone at Mantoverde

Capstone Copper has produced the first saleable copper concentrate at its Mantoverde development project (MVDP) in Chile, as the copper-gold mine advances commissioning and ramps up to full production levels. “First saleable copper concentrate production at MVDP is a significant milestone for Capstone. This achievement is a testament to our dedicated and skilled teams, who continue to work towards a…

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Lundin Mining ups Caserones ownership to 70%

Lundin Mining said it has opted to exercise its option to acquire an additional 19% interest in its equity position for SCM Minera Lumina Copper Chile, or Lumina Copper, owner of the Caserones copper-molybdenum mine in Chile. The deal with JX Advanced Metals Corporation carries a price tag of $350 million. Closing is expected on or around 2 July. The…

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Vale, BHP proposes new reparations offer

Miners Vale and BHP, and their joint venture Samarco, have presented Brazilian authorities with a new offer to settle reparations for a tailings dam collapse in 2015, reported Reuters. The new proposal totals 140 billion reais (US$26.09 billion), including 37 billion reais already disbursed in reparation measures, Vale said in a securities filing. It is 13 billion reais higher than…

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