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8 Trends in Mining Tech to look out for


The mining industry has always been at the forefront of technological innovation, from the use of steam engines in the 19th century to today’s cutting-edge technologies like drones, robotics, and data analytics. In recent years, the industry has faced increasing pressure to become more sustainable, while still maintaining productivity and profitability. To meet these challenges, mining companies are embracing new technologies and trends that enable them to extract resources more efficiently, with minimal environmental impact, and lower costs. In this listicle, we will explore the top eight trends in mining technology this year. These trends include automation and robotics, data analytics and artificial intelligence (AI), drones, virtual and augmented reality, the Internet of Things (IoT), blockchain, advanced materials, and energy efficiency and renewables. By adopting these technologies, the mining industry is transforming the way it operates, improving safety, reducing costs, and increasing sustainability.

Automation and robotics

Automation and robotics are becoming increasingly popular in mining operations, helping to improve efficiency and reduce costs. The goal of many companies is to run fully autonomous fleets in the near future.

Data analytics and artificial intelligence

Data analytics and AI are being used to analyze vast amounts of data generated by mining operations, providing insights that can be used to optimize processes and increase efficiency.


Drones are being used for a range of tasks in mining, including surveying, mapping, and inspections, providing more accurate data and improving safety.

Virtual and augmented reality

Virtual and augmented reality technologies are being used to create more immersive training environments for miners, as well as to aid in remote inspections and maintenance.

Internet of Things (IoT)

IoT technologies are being used to connect sensors, devices, and equipment, providing real-time data on the performance and condition of mining equipment. All sorts of devices, from lamps to HVAC systems can be interconnected.


Blockchain technology is being used to track and manage the supply chain in mining, providing greater transparency and traceability. In the long run, it may revolutionize data-keeping systems and digital security.

Advanced materials

Advanced materials, such as composites, ceramics, and high-performance alloys, are being used in mining equipment to improve performance and reduce maintenance.

Energy efficiency and renewables

The mining industry is increasingly adopting renewable energy sources, such as solar and wind power, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and lower energy costs. Additionally, efforts to improve energy efficiency are helping to reduce the industry’s carbon footprint.

What is the takeaway?

The mining industry is leveraging technology to achieve a more sustainable, efficient, and cost-effective future. The adoption of new technologies has enabled the industry to improve worker safety, optimize production, and reduce environmental impacts. These technologies also facilitate the efficient management of supply chains, traceability, and transparency. While the mining industry has come a long way in the implementation of technology, it is still in the early stages of adoption, and there are many opportunities to further innovate and optimize operations. Continued investment and development in mining technology are necessary to meet the demands of an increasingly complex and challenging world. By keeping up with the latest technological advancements and industry trends, mining companies can ensure their competitiveness and sustainability in the long term.

Companies need to learn and adjust to the forthcoming changes. Join key decision makers at the 2nd Energy Transition for the Metals and Mining Industry conference, on January 19-20th, in Toronto, Canada. Industry leaders will gather to discuss and exchange the best practices for implementing green fuel and sustainable infrastructure. Visit or and follow us on our social media to keep track of other events about sustainability in the mining and metals industry.