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Vital Mining Stats and Facts

This edition, we present some interesting stats and facts relevant to the resources sector. For our Australian readers, we have also added the US/AU exchange rate as well as some Australian domestic population and unemployment data.

Underground

New technology heading underground...

The underground sector may soon play host to a number of automation and planning improvements, with Sandvik and services provider Maptek teaming up to help work on new developments.

On Site

Raising awareness of depression on the mines

In a bid to lift awareness of depression and anxiety and raise money for charity organisation beyondblue, Downer Blasting Services is rotating a bright blue bowl truck through some of its projects and donating $1 per tonne of product it delivers, as well as running mental health awareness sessions and establishing a Peer Support Program.

Man wearing hard hat

How to get set and then set sail, in 2014!

Last year was so tough for so many people in the exploration, mining and mineral processing business, that the feelings left behind have the potential to negatively impact many people's emotional state throughout this new year.