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BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY Blockchain technology will allow consumers to verify the provenance of the raw materials in their products. Discerning consumers are increasingly interested in the provenance of their products and are prepared to pay for it. Geo-tagged cubic meters of ore could also be digitally traded with before it has even been mined out of the ground.7

DRONES Drones are used to quickly map new mine areas, analyze mineral samples in real time, and optimize haul routes. They detect erosion, track changes in vegetation, and search for defects in mining infrastructure that may endanger the environment. They’re used for many of the high-risk jobs, such as transporting hazardous waste to dedicated storage facilities or checking for chemical contamination.7

AUTOMATION Automation is of high interest in the mining business. They could safeguard productivity by eliminating human errors, operate in high risk environments and operate in mines that are now too deep to support human life.7

3D PRINTING Spare parts can be created on the spot to maintain mining machinery, without the hassle of ordering and shipping and less halts in production. This can also enable mining operations in hard to reach areas where mines would need to be more self sufficient.7

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