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Glencore to automate drilling in first phase of digital mining journey

Diversified mining and marketing company Glencore is to convert surface drills in Chile to autonomous operation as part of the first phase of a digital mining journey. Glencore’s Compañía Minera Lomas Bayas copper mine in the Atacama Desert, northern Chile – which extracts low-grade copper oxide ore – is the first mover. Given its low grade, the mine is seen as a compelling business case.

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