Mining technology

Impacts of Technology on Mining Operations

Traditionally, the mining sector was considered one of the most labour-intensive industries. However, today we are experiencing a different narrative. Throughout the 20th and 21st century, technological innovations have revolutionized the industry in numerous ways. In particular, there is increased automation, the use of machine learning and Artificial Intelligence, and general digitization of the processes involved. Although the improved and utilization of the new technologies create a massive positive impact

Open-cast Mining

Open-cast Mining Open-cast mining is one of the most popular surface mining methods mostly employed for bedded deposits. The kind of minerals or rocks mined this way are found near the surface; where the overburden (surface material covering the valuable deposit) is relatively thin or the material of interest is structurally unsuitable for tunneling. Terms open-cast and open-pit mining have always been interchangeably used to refer to an excavation or


 The World’s Most Recycled Material What is steel? What makes it so important and useful? What makes it so recyclable? Here are some interesting things about the world’s most recycled material. Steel is a hard, strong grey or bluish-grey alloy of iron and carbon, with carbon content not exceeding 2%. If the alloy exceeds 2% carbon in content, it moves from steel to cast iron. In addition to metal characteristics of