October 2020
Volume 72    Issue 10

Innovation in the mining industry: Technological trends and a case study of the challenges of disruptive innovation

Sánchez, Felipe; Hartlieb, Philipp

ABSTRACT:

Innovation plays a critical role in the mining industry not only as a tool to improve the efficiency of its processes and to reduce costs but also to meet the increasing social and environmental concerns among communities and authorities. Technological progress has also been crucial to allow the exploitation of new deposits in more complex scenarios, such as lower ore grades, extreme weather conditions, deeper deposits, harder rock mass and high-stress environments.  

 

Full-text paper:
Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration, https://doi.org/10.1007/s42461-020-00262-1

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