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Rio’s automated trucks break record

Rio Tinto’s fleets of autonomous haul trucks have achieved a significant milestone at the company’s world-class operations in Australia by moving their one-billionth tonne of material. The haul trucks fitted with Autonomous Haulage System (AHS) technology have now moved more than one billion tonnes of both ore and waste material …

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Latin America, Africa to redefine global mining

Technavio, global technology research and advisory company says the mining industry is expected to witness gradual growth during 2017 to 2021. The company attributes the development to increase in demand from minerals and metals, mostly from emerging economies. Researchers at Technavio believes that the untapped markets such as Latin America …

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Canadian miner sells diamond interest in Botswana

Toronto Stock Exchange listed Peregrine has sold its diamond interest in Botswana to UK’s Diamond Exploration Strategies (DES). The company announced that it has entered into an agreement to transfer all of the shares of Diamexstrat Botswana, a 100%-owned subsidiary of Peregrine engaged in diamond exploration and development in Botswana …

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TAKRAF appoints agent in Botswana

Tenova TAKRAF Africa strengthens its Botswana ties with the appointment of a local agent. Global mining, materials handling, minerals processing and equipment supplier, Tenova TAKRAF Africa has appointed Etuba Engineering, as its agent in Botswana. The appointment is expected to support the TAKRAF Africa’s ability to respond to the unique …

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Konecranes celebrates 1000th RTG delivery

Konecranes is celebrating a milestone of its cranes this year with phenomenal installations across the globe. Konecranes’ 100th rubber tired gantry (RTG) crane has been installed at the Georgia Ports Authority at the Port of Savannah in the USA. In South Africa, three 350kg RMG’s have been installed at Transnet …

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