Thursday, September 15, 2016

Digital Technology Is Being Applied To Mining?
2 articles highlighting the unlikely collaboration between the world's largest gold miner & a California tech giant - Cisco Systems .. Barrick Gold Corp, the world's biggest gold producer, said on Monday it would partner with Cisco Systems to incorporate digital technology in all aspects of its mining business, aiming to improve productivity and reduce costs .. "Toronto-based Barrick said it planned to spend around $100 million between now and the end of 2017 working with Cisco to embed technology in various parts of its operations to deliver better, faster and safer mining. Mining sector players have long lamented the lack of technological innovation in the industry although some miners such as Dundee Precious Metals have started using wireless technology and software platforms to track underground operations in real time."
LINK HERE to the article
LINK HERE to the article

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