Robots and mines. Welcome to the future.

According to a newly released report from BDO Australia, by 2020, robots will replace more than 50% of miners, reducing mining accidents by 75%. It is estimated that half of the miners will themselves be retrained to run the technology controlling the robots.

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Caterpillar Produces 5000th 793 Mining Truck

Caterpillar recently completed assembly of the 5000th Cat® 793 Mining Truck, with Caterpillar data showing that the milestone production figure far exceeds the manufacture of any other brand of 250-ton (227-tonne) size class truck. In production since 1991, truck number 5,000 represents the fifth generation of the 793.

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Resource estimate increase of 23 per cent for Cooroorah

Bowen Coking Coal has announced a Mineral Resource estimate increase for its Coorroorah Project of 23 per cent on the previous Mineral Resource estimate of 125Mt, bringing it to 154Mt. The maiden Mineral Resource estimate for the Mammoth seam of 37Mt is included within the total Cooroorah Mineral Resource estimate.

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Wodgina lithium project sales process commenced

Mineral Resources has commenced a process to sell up to 49 per cent of its world-class 100 per cent-owned Wodgina Lithium Project as part of a planned offtake and partnering process.

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