Five mining tech plays to track in 2018

EXPLORATION success has been transformative for junior resource companies and their investors over the years. So what happens when the likes of Imdex, RPM Global, Minerva Intelligence, MineSense and Orexplore hit paydirt? If you’ve never heard of them, read on.

Five mining tech plays to track in 2018 Five mining tech plays to track in 2018 Five mining tech plays to track in 2018 Five mining tech plays to track in 2018 Five mining tech plays to track in 2018

As miners and even now their investors continue to talk the talk about technology and its potentially “disruptive” impact on discovery rates and production profits, one can’t help but wonder if the modern versions of the suppliers of ‘picks and shovels’ of booms past will bank the big bucks they did historically.

Today’s versions? Well, they would be providers of the digital-age technologies we’re hearing so much about.

Companies such as Vancouver-based MineSense and Minerva Intelligence, ASX-listed Imdex (IMD) and RPM (RUL), and Sweden’s (Australian-owned) Orexplore. These companies indirectly offer leverage to copper, gold and battery minerals. They offer exposure to global markets. They’re all presenting exploration and mining companies with smarter, better ways to tap...