Miners to face fresh challenges

THE recovery might be done, but with that, comes a whole new set of challenges for miners.

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Newport Consulting today released its eighth Mining Business Outlook Report, which found that cautious optimism in the mining sector had jumped by 55% since 2015.

Three quarters of mining leaders surveyed are now cautiously optimistic, while 17% are very optimistic, while just 12% don’t feel optimism, well down from 55% in 2015.

But the report suggests that miners would continue to be challenged by the disruptive impacts of technology and automation.

A little over 20% of respondents believe automated haulage vehicles will be the top technology influence to impact the market over the next year, along with drones and big data.

But 0% of respondents said innovation was their...