South African mining experts acquire underground drone maker Inkonova

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Inkonova, a Stockholm-based underground drone mapping specialist, has been acquired by mining consultancy firm RAMJACK. While the terms of the acquisition have not been disclosed by the companies, Japan’s Terra Drone Corporation had also announced in 2018 that it had picked up a “significant stake” in Inkonova.

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Drone video captures dramatic Utah mine landslide

Extremely rare and dramatic footage has surfaced this week of a massive landslip filmed from on high. In it, drone-shot video above the Bingham Canyon mine in Utah captures the enormous landslide from its very beginning right through to the end.

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Comet Resources to use drones to find high-grade copper

Australian-listed Comet Resources has turned to drones to find high-grade copper at its Barraba Copper Project in northern New South Wales, Australia. Comet Resources has tasked drone service Airborne Geo Exploration (AirGeoX) with the job.

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Delta Drone expands operations with $340,000 mining contract

Delta Drone International has announced it will be providing a multinational African mining company with drone surveillance hardware. The $340,000 mining contract will allow the company to diversify its offerings and expand into more markets around the world.

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Mining giant Rio Tinto purchases more drones, smart glasses

Mining giant Rio Tinto has revealed in its annual report that it has increased its use of drones and other technologies to work safer and smarter amid the coronavirus rules.

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Drone sent into Henty Gold Mine to find missing worker

Earlier this week, a Tasmanian gold mine collapsed during the early hours of the morning with workers still inside. A drone was sent in to help with the search and rescue mission. In addition to the drone, a robotic camera was also used.

However, one worker is still yet to be found by police, fire, and rescue, along with a mine rescue team.

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