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AI is Put to the Test in Ontario Nickel Mining Exploration

In Mine & Quarry, Uncategorized by Jim Silva

Advances in artificial intelligence and machine learning have the potential to control the costs of exploratory drilling and make worksites more efficient.  Exploratory drilling is a necessary but costly expense for mining companies. While finding new drilling targets is essential to keep operations profitable, it can be resource-intensive to dig imprecisely. That’s why mining companies need to be confident about …

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US and Australia Team Up to Capitalize on Rare-Earth Metal Supply

In Dust Control, Mine & Quarry by Jim Silva

An emerging partnership between the US and Australia promises to change the market for rare-earth metals. Here’s what mining companies can do to prepare for it. From smartphones with longer battery lives to increasingly sophisticated military equipment, many recent technological advances can be traced back to rare-earth metals — elements such as lanthanum, cerium, and dysprosium. Due to the importance …