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Cordless cap lamp sheds new light on innovation

The idea for a cordless cap lamp was born in 2003, led to a patent, and to the formation of Minelight in 2007.

Designer Nick Galatis charted the long course that the Department of Mineral Resources now follow with new mining technology applicants, in order to comply with international standards.
The adoption process included some changes in DMR specifications and requirements, and was further complicated by some mines, like Anglo American, adding corporate lighting specifications to DMR requirements.

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Chilean mining accident stimulates Innovation in Footwear

The Chilean mining accidentchilian_mining_disaster became more than simply a mining rescue and touched the hearts of people all over the world. Many achievements and innovations were required in what certainly will be the rescue of the century. Copiapó mining accident occurred on 5 August 2010, when part of the San José copper-gold mine in the Atacama Desert near Copiapó, Chile, collapsed, leaving 33 men trapped 700 metres (2,300 ft) below ground. The miners survived underground for a record 69 days.

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