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Technology Helping Miners Lower Costs to Overcome Low Commodity Prices

Posted in Metals, Mining, Minerals on Monday, September 21st, 2015. No comments yet
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Author: Juan Carlos Bravo Over the past several months, news of commodity prices being hit hard due the slowdown of China’s economy has been a common theme. It was refreshing to read positive news among so much turmoil. The article, Rio saves $200m a year using robots, big data, describes how that despite net earnings […]

Cyber-Security in Metals and Mining

Posted in Cyber-Security, Metals, Mining, Minerals on Monday, July 20th, 2015. No comments yet
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Author: Juan Carlos Bravo In the past, we discussed how the metals and mining industry was increasingly becoming a target for cyber-attacks. An Ernst and Young report, Business risks facing mining and metals 2015–2016 recently upgraded cybersecurity into its top 10 business risks—up two spots to number nine. In this report, a 2014 Global Information […]

Mining Trends for 2015-Back to Basics and Embrace Innovation

Posted in Metals, Mining, Minerals on Monday, February 16th, 2015. No comments yet
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Author: Juan Carlos Bravo It is the beginning of a new year and it has been already full of surprises in the mining industry: oil prices below $50 USD a barrel, affecting some oil sands produces and helping other miners on transportation costs; Copper prices going down to lowest levels in the past 5 years, […]

Could Technology Help Prevent Costly Environmental Incidents?

Posted in Metals, Mining, Minerals on Monday, September 29th, 2014. One comment so far
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Author: Juan Carlos Bravo Recently, a major mining company spilled around 40,000 cubic meters of copper sulfate acid solution into the Bacanuchi and Sonora rivers, in the Mexican state of Sonora. This spill led authorities to shut down wells in the affected areas, leading to water shortages for an estimated 22,000 inhabitants and prompting the […]

Water Still at Center Stage of Mining

Posted in Metals, Mining, Minerals on Monday, July 14th, 2014. 2 comments so far
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Author: Juan Carlos Bravo Here in the US, we hear in the news how the drought in the western states is affecting the water supply for agriculture and for human consumption. Miners are also feeling the heat. Water continues to be one of the biggest topics among all mining communities. It is essential for dust […]