New Monitoring Approach Could Increase Tailings Facility Safety

tailigs storage facility arealMonitoring of mine tailings storage facilities could provide better levels of confidence that the facility is performing as intended if regular monitoring data measurements were compared to expected values, rather than just being checked for changes, according to two engineers at SRK Consulting in South Africa.


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Putzmeister Shotcrete Fleet Supports 500-year-old Mine

Putzmeister Fresnillo 1Fresnillo plc’s namesake underground mine, located in the state of Zacatecas, Mexico, and in operation for almost five centuries, lies in an area with rich mining resources. Silver and gold are the primary products taken from the Fresnillo mine, along with lead and zinc.

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Cat Buys into Uptake

Caterpillar also announced a technology and predictive analytics agreement with Uptake, provider of a dynamic analytics and insight platform for a wide array of industries, based in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Caterpillar has made a minority investment in Uptake and will jointly develop an end-to-end platform for predictive diagnostics to help Caterpillar customers monitor and optimize their fleets more effectively. The new technology will be available for both Cat products and non-Cat branded products.

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