Caterpillar and Rio Tinto to retrofit Cat trucks for autonomous operation at Marandoo iron ore mine in Australia.
BHP’s iron ore production for the September 2017 quarter decreased by 3%, as copper production increased by 14% for the quarter.
Mining giant Rio Tinto’s Pilabara operations produced 85 million t in 3Q17, increasing by 6% compared to the previous quarter.
Caterpillar and Fortescue Metals Group reach an agreement for the expansion of Cat Command for Hauling at Fortescue’s iron ore mines in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.
The company’s AUS$338 million project will produce low-cost ore in order to maintain Rio Tinto’s Pilabara Blend product.
The property directly adjoins the Company’s Marimaca project to the northwest and both properties are located 22 km east of the port of Mejillones.
This is after receiving the crucial initial environmental licence for the project which allows non-ground disturbing exploration activities to begin on site.
First major drill hole only has to travel 1 km downward to find multiple zones of mineralisation, Metals X Limited has announced.