Technology

Mmadinare area kimberlite

Pangolin: a leading exploration company

The discovery of the lower mantle-derived SWS 21 intrusion in the Mmadinare area of Botswana has created much interest in the diamond industry. The area has been prospected for diamonds by at least two major companies in the past three decades with...
Airborne Gradiometry Systems

Airborne gravity gradiometry systems

An innovative approach to gravity gradiometry surveys for kimberlite exploration have been continually improving in operational performance. DJ DiFrancesco and Lockhead Martin discuss airborne surveys and its ability to provide unique advantages...

Bentley unveils new MineCycle application

Bentley Systems has announced the launch of its MineCycle software applications that accelerate mine planning and mine survey cycle. MineCycle Designer and MineCycle Survey work together to greatly accelerate mine planning and mine survey...

De Beers awards global IT contract to HCL

Diamond conglomerate De Beers has selected India-based IT services company HCL Technologies to transform its global IT infrastructure. The single services supplier will take on De Beers’ IT around the world and enable it to industrialise...

New ultrasonic gas leak detector from MSA

MSA has developed a new ultrasonic gas leak detector with Artificial Neural Network (ANN) intelligence and real-time broadband acoustic sound processing technology. Gassonic Observer-i is a pioneering new gas leak detection system that achieves an...

Mobile App gives access to Volvo used equipment

A new mobile technology application (App) that provides instant and easy access to the entire stock of Volvo Construction Equipment has been launched by the company’s Europe-Middle East-Africa (EMEA) sales region. Accessing used stock Volvo...

De Beers’ driverless haulage at Venetia

De Beers Consolidated Mines (DBCM) of South Africa is set to implement  automation technology to enable a driverless haulage system at its Venetia underground mine in Limpopo, South Africa. This forms part of the company $2 billion investment at...