The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2021-04-06T02:36:38Z National Group, Equipped for Everything 2021-04-06T02:36:38Z national-group-equipped-for-everything A proactive approach to scaling mine production up and down in line with demand and a buoyant contract mining sector has led to Australia becoming a major market for mining equipment rental solutions. In recent years, fluctuating demand for the likes of lithium, iron ore and coal has seen brownfield operations open, expand and, in some cases, close. For this reason, the option to rent equipment from a company that has a fleet-wide availability of over 90% and can offer up to 700 operating hours per month, per unit, is in high demand. That company is Queensland-based National Group. National Group has over 300 units of heavy earthmoving equipment available for dry hire, but it is more than just a rental outfit. It can bolt on mining services, equipment transport, equipment sales and, in some cases, contract mining to this primary rental focus. This broad offering is well suited to an industry constantly looking to adapt to changes in demand from mineral and metal end users. “Our customers, which include major miners such as Rio Tinto, BHP, Anglo American and FMG to name a few, have been looking to replenish or grow their fleet at existing mines and, as capex is still fairly constrained, they continue to choose rental options over buying new equipment,” Mark Ackroyd, Founder and Managing Director of National Group, told International Mining. “They could be looking at having equipment for 12 months, two, or three years, for instance,” he said. “If they are looking to increase production or expand mine site operations, a rental option provides them with a scalable solution, allowing them to use the equipment for a period of time and give it back when it is no longer required.” This flexibility can prove worthwhile for not only mine construction projects where excavators, trucks, dozers and the like may be moving overburden ahead of ore mining, but where new satellite deposits might have come into the frame as commodity prices change for the better. In the latter situation, shifting mining equipment from a capex to opex item can make shorter mine life operation economics work. National Group and the equipment rental business case is benefitting from not only the Western Australia iron ore and gold sectors’ expansion plans, but also recent uncertainty surrounding demand for the country’s coal. Ackroyd explained: “The iron ore market has been significantly strong for the last nine or so months. It started rising in May 2020 and has continued to strengthen. That allows the key iron ore miners to spend on developing further production opportunities, which also creates an opening for us and our equipment rental options. In that regard, we have seen an increase in the need for equipment in iron ore. “At the same time, the changing dynamics with the supply of coal into China has changed the mind set of key coal miners. Whereas once they were looking to spend capex on equipment, they are now more readily considering renting as this uncertainty and the ensuing capital reductions leave them constrained.” He added on the coal market specifically: “The fact that we, as a dry hire company, can offer to rent these miners equipment that allows them to have the same or lower capex inputs with the same mine output helps boost their investment proposition with shareholders.” National Group is strengthening its offering to the market by preparing to add equipment such as Cat 6040 hydraulic excavators, Cat 24 motor graders, and Cat 793F haul trucks to its rental portfolio. The company has been able to continue building out this fleet in the face of COVID-19-related state restrictions in Australia thanks to facilities across several locations and its captive transport and logistics arm. National Group is also furthering its technology offering through the Wolff Mining division. Acquired by the National Group in mid-2019, Wolff came with large-scale satellite bulk dozer push and semi-autonomous blasthole drilling expertise. The semi-autonomous dozer push offering, now referred to as Semi-Autonomous Tractor System (SATS) technology by Wolff and National Group, won plaudits and admirers for its world first application of this solution in a mining production environment. Ackroyd said the company is continuing to invest in improving the SATS technology from a productivity and economic business case perspective. This has seen the company finance the development of a SATS truck that can travel to and park up at mine sites. The truck can accommodate multiple operators – with each operator able to control up to four dozers at a time, enabling semi-autonomous control of an entire fleet of dozers. Such a development could reduce the need to build a remote operations centre. National Group and Wolff Mining’s Semi- Autonomous Tractor System allows each operator to control up to four dozers at a time. Ackroyd expanded on this: “The new SATS truck has the latest technology – hardware and software – to enable the machines and satellites to better communicate. It will make the whole system a lot more efficient. “We’re now just waiting to deploy this truck at our next big SATS project.” Wolff’s semi-autonomous drilling offering is likely to be in high demand over the next three to five years too judging by the speed of autonomous blasthole drilling adoption across multiple mine sites in Australia. Ackroyd says the company is working on upgrading this offering in line with market trends. He said: “Fully-autonomous drilling will surely be the future, and we plan to be a part of that future.” Click here for more news from the National Group. Geotab and JESI join forces to help organisations manage the safe movement of mobile and remote workers 2021-03-10T02:34:01Z geotab-and-jesi-join-forces-to-help-organisations-manage-the-safe-movement-of-mobile-and-remote-workers Now available on the Geotab Marketplace, the JESI solution helps mitigate risk for workers by automating emergency alerts and enabling real-time responses to critical eventsAPAC 9th March 2021 - Geotab, a global leader in IoT and connected transportation and JESI, an Australian-based Global Remote Worker Management company, today announced the availability of JESI’s safety solution on the Geotab Marketplace. JESI seamlessly integrates with Geotab’s award-winning telematics solution, enabling organisations to better control risks associated with remote workers operating across multiple geographic locations and diverse work environments. Available globally, Geotab and JESI collectively deliver a scalable safety solution to help organisations with workers operating in potentially high-risk scenarios to reduce risk by automating emergency alerts and enabling real-time responses to critical events. “As a company dedicated to improving fleet safety, enabling business and fleet leaders to mitigate risk is critical, especially for those working in remote environments. By collaborating with innovative partners like JESI, we are able to help these organisations keep their employees safe through increased visibility and check-in alerts,” said Louis De Jong, Executive Vice President at Geotab. “Geotab is excited to expand our Marketplace offering to include an Australian-based company who truly understands the crucial importance of improving safety for workers in high-risk circumstances or remote locations.” Both compelling and powerful, Geotab and JESI provide organisations with a centralised dashboard to help manage people and vehicle assets together, irrespective of where they are located. More importantly, in the event of an incident or emergency, organisations have access to pertinent information with one click. “Geotab and JESI have worked together over the past 12 months to develop a solution that gives organisations a significant competitive advantage,” said Joe Hoolahan, CEO at JESI. “By offering the JESI solution on the Geotab Marketplace, we are equipping organisations around the world with the potential to help reduce employee injury or death while also saving company time, money and resources.”To learn more about JESI, visit: https://marketplace.geotab.com/solutions/jesi/ or email customersolutions@jesims.com.au About JESI Management SolutionsJESI is a Remote Worker Management SaaS product that enables organisations to control the risks associated with a diverse workforce who operate across multiple geographic locations. JESI, Australian based is established as a leading international software solution for remote workers across a wide range of industry sectors including resources, construction, education and health. To learn more, visit www.jesi.ioAbout GeotabGeotab is advancing security, connecting commercial vehicles to the internet and providing web-based analytics to help customers better manage their fleets. Geotab’s open platform and Marketplace, offering hundreds of third-party solution options, allows both small and large businesses to automate operations by integrating vehicle data with their other data assets. As an IoT hub, the in-vehicle device provides additional functionality through IOX Add-Ons. Processing billions of data points a day, Geotab leverages data analytics and machine learning to help customers improve productivity, optimize fleets through the reduction of fuel consumption, enhance driver safety, and achieve strong compliance to regulatory changes. Geotab’s products are represented and sold worldwide through Authorized Geotab Resellers. To learn more, please visit www.geotab.com and follow us @GEOTAB and on LinkedIn. Group Ten Drills High-Grade Nickel Sulphide in 455 Meters of Continuous Palladium, Platinum, Rhodium, Gold, Copper, and Cobalt Mineralization at the Stillwater West Project in Montana, USA 2021-03-04T00:04:35Z group-ten-drills-high-grade-nickel-sulphide-in-455-meters-of-continuous-palladium-platinum-rhodium-gold-copper-and-cobalt-mineralization-at-the-stillwater-west-project-in-montana-usa      Vancouver, BC, Mar 4, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - Group Ten Metals Inc. (TSX.V: PGE; US OTC: PGEZF; FSE: 5D32) (the "Company" or "Group Ten") is pleased to announce results from the 2020 drill campaign at the Chrome Mountain target area of the Company's flagship Stillwater West Platinum Group Element ("PGE")-Ni-Cu-Co + Au project in Montana, USA. TABLE 1 - Highlight Drill Intercepts from the 2020 Drill Campaign at Chrome Mountain Intervals from 120 to 530 meters of continuous nickel and copper sulphide mineralization, enriched in palladium, platinum, rhodium, gold, and cobalt, were intercepted in the five drill holes starting at or near surface, with each hole also encountering higher-grade intervals over widths of 50 to 150 meters in addition to more selective high-grade intervals. These results further demonstrate the potential for multiple, large-scale, bulk tonnage "Platreef-style" horizons of battery metals and PGEs within the lower Stillwater complex, based on known parallels with South Africa's Bushveld complex.Work in 2020 included a five-hole, 1,822-meter (5,979 foot) drill campaign which focused on the Chrome Mountain target area, in follow-up to the previous campaigns which focused on the HGR and Camp target areas. The Company's drilling to date has had the primary objectives of driving the conversion of drill-defined mineralized zones towards formal mineral resources while also expanding areas of known mineralization at priority target areas. 2020 Chrome Mountain drill results are now being incorporated into 3D block models to progress the generation of formal mineral resources in parallel to the work underway at the HGR and Camp target areas, with an expected release of maiden resources for all three target areas by mid-2021.2020 Drill Highlights:- CM2020-04 returned strong mineralization across its entire length with 455 meters of 1.13 g/t Total Platinum Equivalent ("TotPtEq"), or 0.25% Total Nickel Equivalent ("TotNiEq"), starting at surface with multiple well-mineralized intervals that include two horizons of previously unidentified nickel sulphide mineralization of 8.5 meters of 8.20 g/t TotPtEq (or 1.79% TotNiEq) within a broader intercept of 54 meters of 2.58 g/t TotPtEq (0.57% TotNiEq) and, separately, 60 meters of 2.22 g/t TotPtEq (0.48% TotNiEq).- CM2020-05 returned strong nickel and PGE mineralization in multiple intercepts within 149 meters of 1.19 g/t TotPtEq (0.26% TotNiEq), including 11.6 meters of 2.80 g/t TotPtEq.- CM2020-02 returned 126 meters of 1.33 g/t TotPtEq (0.29% TotNiEq) with multiple PGE-rich intervals including 24 meters of 2.76 g/t TotPtEq (0.60% TotNiEq), 6.1 meters of 4.50 g/t TotPtEq (0.98% TotNiEq), and 15 meters of 2.61 g/t TotPtEq (0.57% TotNiEq).- CM2020-03 returned 122 meters of 1.27 g/t TotPtEq (0.28% TotNiEq) including 6.1 meters of 3.51 g/t TotPtEq (0.77% TotNiEq).- CM2020-01 returned 533 meters of 0.76 g/t TotPtEq (0.17% TotNiEq) for a total of 405 gram-meter TotPtEq grade-thickness, starting at surface and including 130 meters of 0.96 g/t TotPtEq (0.21% TotNiEq).- Preliminary metallurgical assessments returned strong nickel tenor in sulphides in drill holes from the 2020 campaign. Historic initial bench-scale metallurgical results completed by AMAX in the 1970s at the Camp target area demonstrate the potential for effective nickel and copper sulphide flotation and PGE metal recovery. Sample collection for more detailed metallurgical testing is on-going.- Rhodium was reported in all five drill holes at potential co-product levels with grades that are comparable to mines in South Africa. There is very little mine supply of rhodium outside of South Africa and Russia, and persistent multi-year supply deficits have priced rhodium at more than 20x the value of platinum.CEO CommentMichael Rowley, President and CEO, commented, "Our 2020 drill campaign exceeded our expectations, not only expanding drill-defined mineralization and driving the resource modeling effort at the priority Chrome Mountain target area, but also identifying multiple new well-mineralized horizons that feature wide intervals of battery metals, PGEs, and gold in previously untested areas. The high-grade nickel sulphide intercepts in hole CM2020-04 are particularly exciting as they represent very high nickel tenor horizons in a new discovery that is open for expansion. This was our first test of a fraction of the targets identified in our 77 line-kilometer 2020 IP geophysical survey, and the success of this program is a strong demonstration of its effectiveness in targeting new discoveries with both grade and scale. The results also speak to the extraordinary size and potential of the lower Stillwater complex, with impressive "Platreef-style" battery metal and PGE mineralization in each hole featuring intercepts that are hundreds of meters in width. The strategic importance of a U.S.-based large-scale battery metal asset like Stillwater West to contribute towards the growing needs of manufacturers like Tesla while also supplying PGEs to emerging fuel cell manufacturers in North America leverages the value of this critical resource. We look forward to further announcements including our plans for 2021, which we anticipate will include our largest exploration program to date, and the delivery of maiden resource estimates, currently targeted for summer 2021."TABLE 1 - Highlight Drill Intercepts from the 2020 Drill Campaign at Chrome Mountain https://tinyurl.com/pcpuvseeHighlight intercepts with grade-thickness values over 25 gram-meter TotPtEq are presented above. Total Platinum Equivalent (TotPtEq g/t) and Total Nickel Equivalent (TotNiEq %) calculations reflect total gross metal content using metals prices as follows (all USD): $6.00/lb nickel (Ni), $3.00/lb copper (Cu), $20.00/lb cobalt (Co), $900/oz platinum (Pt), $1,650/oz palladium (Pd), $1,500/oz gold (Au), and $7,000/oz rhodium (Rh). Values have not been adjusted to reflect metallurgical recoveries. Total metal equivalent values include both base and precious metals. Total platinum equivalent grade-thickness was determined by multiplying the thickness (in meters) by the Total Platinum Equivalent grade (in grams/tonne) to provide gram-meter values (gram-meter) as shown. Total nickel equivalent grade-thickness was determined by multiplying the thickness (in meters) by the Total Nickel Equivalent grade (in percent) to provide percent-meter values as shown. Grade-thickness values have been determined across continuously mineralized intervals. Nickel equivalent values may be converted to copper equivalent values by multiplying the NiEq value by the price ratio of the two (ie times two per the above prices), such that 0.5% NiEq equates to 1.0% CuEq. Platinum equivalent has been used based on the historic values of platinum and palladium. Platinum equivalent values may be converted to palladium equivalent values by multiplying the PtEq value by the price ratio of the two (ie times 0.55 per the above prices), such that 1 g/t PtEq equates to 0.55 g/t PdEq. Intervals are reported as drilled widths and are believed to be representative of true widths.Upcoming EventsCompany Webinar - Group Ten Metals is hosting a webinar on Thursday March 4th at 8am PST (11am EST) to discuss results from the 2020 drill campaign and emerging plans for 2021. For more information including registration, please see https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_XK3YDj9SS8ipTeqwnf-REQ.PDAC 2021 - The Company will be presenting at the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada International Convention on March 10, 2021 in a technical session focused on the global supply of battery and platinum group metals. More information is available at https://tinyurl.com/yv8pjfwj.DiscussionGroup Ten is targeting world-class deposits of PGEs, battery metals, and gold in the famously metal-rich and productive Stillwater mining district, where the Company is focused on the lower Stillwater complex based on known parallels with South Africa's Platreef district. The mines of the Platreef, on the north limb of the Bushveld complex, are among the largest and most profitable in the world. Led by the development of Anglo American's Mogalakwena mines in the 1990s, the district has grown to include Ivanhoe's Platreef mine and Platinum Group Metals' Waterberg project, and now hosts over 400 million ounces of PGEs and gold, and tens of billions of pounds of nickel and copper. The massive deposits of the Platreef are attractive because their scale and grade allow the application of mechanized bulk mining methods with resulting economies of scale and low operating costs. These deposits contain significant quantities of both battery grade nickel and platinum group metals in a combination that is globally very rare, and very attractive at current commodity prices.Group Ten's location adjacent to and stratigraphically below Sibanye-Stillwater's J-M Reef deposit - the highest-grade PGE deposit in the world, and the largest outside of Africa and Russia - directly parallels the setting of mines on the Platreef, which are similarly located below the productive Merensky and UG2 Reefs in the layered stratigraphy of the Bushveld complex. As shown in Figure 1, the Company's 61-square-kilometer land position, 100% owned by Group Ten, includes eight multi-kilometer-scale "Platreef-style" target areas in the lower Stillwater complex, and six target areas with more conventional "Reef-type" targets.Resource modeling of Platreef-style mineralization is now in progress at the Chrome Mountain, Camp, and HGR target areas, driven by results from Group Ten's 2020 and 2019 drill campaigns and more than 31,000 meters of total drill data across the project. As shown in Figure 1, drill data in these areas delineates thick intervals of continuous mineralization, starting at or near surface in most areas, and running from 1 to 1.5 kilometers in strike length at each of the target areas, and occurs within broader geophysical and geochemical (metal-in-soil) anomalies. Mineralization is open to expansion at all three targets with geophysical anomalies from ground-based IP and airborne EM indicating significant extension potential along trend and to depth. The Company is also advancing two other target areas with drill-defined mineralization, the Pine and Crescent target areas. The Pine target includes drill-defined high-grade gold and PGEs within a largely untested conductive high that reaches two kilometers to the west and is coincident with high-level metal-in-soil anomalies.Group Ten's 2020 drill campaign focused on the Discovery, Dunite Ridge, and Bald Hills targets in the Chrome Mountain area, in follow-up to the previous campaign which focused on the HGR and Camp target areas. Table 1 presents a summary of continuous mineralized intervals from 2020 drill results including their corresponding grade thickness values which are some of the highest intercepted to date in the Stillwater Complex. Grade-thickness values are used for comparing the strength of mineralization across different mineralized widths. A grade-thickness value of 25 gram-meter (equivalent to 1 g/t Pt over 25 meters, or 25 g/t Pt over 1 meter) or more is considered economically significant, with the adjacent J-M Reef mines averaging approximately 34 gram-meter Pd and Pt1,2. Values over 100 gram-meter are exceptional, highlighting the strength of the mineralized system.Results expanded known mineralization at the advanced Discovery target area and identified multiple new mineralized horizons to the south and southeast of Discovery that are open for expansion in subsequent campaigns.Hole CM2020-01 expanded Hybrid Unit mineralization in the developing resource model at the Discovery target while also targeting also deeper geophysical anomalies identified in the 2020 IP survey. Mineralization at the Hybrid Unit is now defined by eleven drill holes at the Discovery target that delineate a mineralized zone of a type not identified previously in the Stillwater Complex, but known at the Platreef (see December 17, 2018 and February 21, 2019 news releases). Mineralized over its entire 533-meter length, CM2020-01 returned an impressive 404.6 gram-meter TotPtEq total grade-thickness. High-grade platinum values are demonstrated over shorter intervals, with wide intervals such as 9.8 meters at 0.51 g/t Pt demonstrating size. The Pt:Pd ratio is platinum-rich in hole CM2020-01, which is unusual for the normally palladium-rich Stillwater complex. CM2020-01 also returned high-grade gold with 2.44 meters at 2.49 g/t Au starting at 6.1 meters.Holes CM2020-02 and 03 targeted high-grade PGE mineralization seen in surface samples and supported by other work, while also targeting deeper geophysical anomalies identified in the 2020 IP survey. Both holes returned higher-grade mineralization across more than 120 meters starting near surface, while also returning PGE-rich intervals within previously unidentified nickel and copper sulphide horizons. Robust battery metal grades were also noted in shorter intervals in CM2020-02, including 4.1 meters of 0.81% NiEq (as 0.58% Ni, 0.17% Cu, and 0.042% Co), plus PGEs totaling 1.12 g/t PtEq, starting at 60.8 meters. Multiple intervals demonstrated attractive nickel tenor with >3.4% Ni in sulphides reported in preliminary work.CM2020-04 was completed mid-way between Discovery and Dunite Ridge to test an undrilled portion of a large and continuous IP anomaly identified in the 2020 IP survey, as corroborated by coincident anomalies in earlier work. The hole is an offset of historic hole 355-49, drilled by AMAX in 1973, which was a 227-meter vertical hole that returned increasing nickel and copper results downhole with limited assay data. CM2020-04 returned impressive precious and base metal mineralization across its entire length, starting at surface and including two very compelling intervals of nickel-rich sulphides with important potential co-product grades of palladium, platinum, gold, rhodium, copper, and cobalt. High-grade gold, palladium, nickel, and cobalt were also reported over shorter intervals in CM2020-04.With an impressive 515.4 gram-meter TotPtEq grade-thickness, CM2020-04 ranks as one of the best mineralized intercepts ever drilled in the Stillwater district, second to 517.7 gram-meter TotPtEq in hole IM2019-03, which was drilled over 7km to the west at the HGR target at Iron Mountain in Group Ten's 2019 drill campaign.CM2020-05, completed in the Bald Hills target area, targeted mineralization that was identified in the 2020 IP survey and corroborated with coincident anomalies in earlier work. The hole returned strong nickel and PGE mineralization in multiple intercepts that include the identification of a new PGE-rich horizon with rhodium values of 0.083 g/t over 11.6 meters that are comparable to mine grades in South Africa's Platreef district and equivalent to >1.6 g/t Pt at current spot prices. This interval also returned a near-balanced Pt:Pd ratio with 0.41 g/t Pt and 0.54 g/t Pd, which is a departure from the normally palladium-rich values seen at Stillwater. High-grade battery metals were also noted in CM2020-05, and several intervals returned good nickel tenor of the sulphides, with values over 3% Ni in preliminary analysis.About Stillwater West and EastThe Stillwater West and East PGE-Ni-Cu-Co + Au projects position Group Ten as the second-largest landholder in the Stillwater Complex, adjoining and adjacent to Sibanye-Stillwater's Stillwater, East Boulder, and Blitz PGE mines in south-central Montana, USA1. The Stillwater Complex is recognized as one of the top regions in the world for PGE-Ni-Cu-Co mineralization, alongside the Bushveld Complex and Great Dyke in southern Africa, which are similar layered intrusions. The J-M Reef, and other PGE-enriched sulphide horizons in the Stillwater Complex, share many similarities with the highly prolific Merensky and UG2 Reefs in the Bushveld Complex. At the same time, the lower part of the Stillwater Complex also shows the potential for much larger scale disseminated and high-sulphide PGE-Ni-Cu-Co deposits, similar to the Platreef in the Bushveld Complex3. Group Ten's Stillwater projects cover the lower part of the Stillwater Complex along with the Picket Pin PGE Reef-type deposit in the upper portion and includes extensive historic data, including soil and rock geochemistry, geophysical surveys, geologic mapping, and historic drilling.About Group Ten Metals Inc.Group Ten Metals Inc. is a TSX-V-listed Canadian mineral exploration company focused on the development of high-quality platinum, palladium, nickel, copper, cobalt, and gold exploration assets in top North American mining jurisdictions. The Company's core asset is the Stillwater West PGE-Ni-Cu-Co + Au project adjacent to Sibanye-Stillwater's high-grade PGE mines in Montana, USA. Group Ten also holds the high-grade Black Lake-Drayton Gold project adjacent to Treasury Metals' development-stage Goliath Gold Complex in northwest Ontario, and the Kluane PGE-Ni-Cu-Co project on trend with Nickel Creek Platinum's Wellgreen deposit in Canada's Yukon Territory.About the Metallic Group of CompaniesThe Metallic Group is a collaboration of leading precious and base metals exploration companies, with a portfolio of large, brownfield assets in established mining districts adjacent to some of the industry's highest-grade producers of silver and gold, platinum and palladium, and copper. Member companies include Metallic Minerals in the Yukon's high-grade Keno Hill silver district and La Plata silver-gold-copper district of Colorado, Group Ten Metals in the Stillwater PGM-nickel-copper district of Montana, and Granite Creek Copper in the Yukon's Minto copper district. The founders and team members of the Metallic Group include highly successful explorationists formerly with some of the industry's leading explorers/developers and major producers. With this expertise, the companies are undertaking a systematic approach to exploration using new models and technologies to facilitate discoveries in these proven, but under-explored, mining districts. The Metallic Group is headquartered in Vancouver, BC, Canada, and its member companies are listed on the Toronto Venture, US OTC, and Frankfurt stock exchanges.Figure 1: https://tinyurl.com/95yvewd7Figure 2: https://tinyurl.com/skpdnhrpFigure 3: https://tinyurl.com/496a6jnsFigure 4: https://tinyurl.com/39z56tdwFigure 5: https://tinyurl.com/xp7azr68Figure 6: https://tinyurl.com/2evj9pthFigure 7: https://tinyurl.com/m6bvhce4Figure 8: https://tinyurl.com/2ke3585vNote 1: References to adjoining properties are for illustrative purposes only and are not necessarily indicative of the exploration potential, extent, or nature of mineralization or potential future results of the Company's projects.Note 2: Based on Sibanye-Stillwater's 2018 Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves Report.Note 3: Magmatic Ore Deposits in Layered Intrusions - Descriptive Model for Reef-Type PGE and Contact-Type Cu-Ni-PGE Deposits, Michael Zientek, USGS Open-File Report 2012-1010.FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:Michael Rowley, President, CEO & DirectorEmail: info@grouptenmetals.com Phone: (604) 357 4790Web: http://grouptenmetals.com Toll Free: (888) 432 0075Quality Control and Quality Assurance2020 drill core samples were analyzed by ACT Labs in Vancouver, B.C. Sample preparation: crush (< 7 kg) up to 80% passing 2 mm, riffle split (250 g) and pulverize (mild steel) to 95% passing 105 um included cleaner sand. Gold, platinum, and palladium were analyzed by fire assay (1C-OES) with ICP finish. Rhodium was analyzed by fire assay (1C Rhodium). Selected major and trace elements were analyzed by peroxide fusion with 8-Peroxide ICP-OES finish to insure complete dissolution of resistate minerals.Mr. Mike Ostenson, P.Geo., is the qualified person for the purposes of National Instrument 43-101, and he has reviewed and approved the technical disclosure contained in this news release.Forward-Looking StatementsForward Looking Statements: This news release includes certain statements that may be deemed "forward-looking statements". All statements in this release, other than statements of historical facts including, without limitation, statements regarding potential mineralization, historic production, estimation of mineral resources, the realization of mineral resource estimates, interpretation of prior exploration and potential exploration results, the timing and success of exploration activities generally, the timing of the timing and results of future resource estimates, permitting time lines, metal prices and currency exchange rates, availability of capital, government regulation of exploration operations, environmental risks, reclamation, titlefuture driling actiivities and the locations of such drilling, and future plans and objectives of the company are forward-looking statements that involve various risks and uncertainties. Although Group Ten believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on a number of material factors and assumptions. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements include failure to obtain necessary approvals, unsuccessful exploration results, changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined, results of future resource estimates, future metal prices, availability of capital and financing on acceptable terms, general economic, market or business conditions, risks associated with regulatory changes, defects in title, availability of personnel, materials and equipment on a timely basis, accidents or equipment breakdowns, uninsured risks, delays in receiving government approvals, unanticipated environmental impacts on operations and costs to remedy same, and other exploration or other risks detailed herein and from time to time in the filings made by the companies with securities regulators. Readers are cautioned that mineral resources that are not mineral reserves do not have demonstrated economic viability. Mineral exploration and development of mines is an inherently risky business. Accordingly, the actual events may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. For more information on Group Ten and the risks and challenges of their businesses, investors should review their annual filings that are available at www.sedar.com.Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.SOURCE: Group Ten Metals Inc. Long-term dry hire of machinery here to stay 2021-03-01T03:19:43Z long-term-dry-hire-of-machinery-here-to-stay The growth of Australia’s mining industry has positioned long-term dry hire as a highly attractive option versus purchasing equipment over the past five years. This change in the mining industry has been driven by strategies to increase production, export volumes and bottom-line profitability. As mining fleets expand, companies that are constrained by capital availability are regularly choosing to opt for long-term dry hire over purchasing. National Group managing director, chief executive and founder, Mark Ackroyd, has witnessed this shift as his company has grown over the past 24 years. Dry hire now represents 90 per cent of National Group’s business. “Dry hire gives mining companies an option to free up capital expenditure without recording big-ticket purchases on their balance sheet,” Ackroyd tells Australian Mining. “They can continue using the equipment and give it back after 12 months, one year, two years or even more, without any ownership responsibility. “All they’re responsible for is fuel, the supply of operators and minor repairs. They can use the machine for as long as it’s required to get the job done and increase production.” It is no surprise that long-term dry hire has emerged as an appealing alternative for mining companies, given its benefits in current market conditions. National Group provides greater flexibility by offering two types of dry hire, with maintenance being an option that mining companies can choose to take onboard themselves. In this scenario, a mining company will carry out all the minor repairs and equipment services, with only the obligation of major repairs assumed by National Group. Alternatively, National Group also offers fully-maintained maintenance in which they are responsible for managing the machines onsite and conducting all equipment repairs, major or minor. This removes maintenance and safety hazards that mine site personnel may be exposed to, thereby minimising the risk for the mining company. This is also an attractive option for mine sites who do not have the resources. In both scenarios of dry hire, mining companies stand to gain from more accurate budgeting forecasts, greater flexibility and customisation of the equipment needed for their mining activities. National Group offers an extensive fleet, which includes a variety of large bulldozers, excavators and ultra-class dump trucks for dry hire. It has a fleet-wide availability of over 90 per cent, with each unit of equipment delivering up to 700 operating hours per month. “Our fleet comprises of around 300 plus units of heavy earthmoving equipment, with this number being added to weekly on average,” Ackroyd says. “We have regular interest from several Tier 1 Australian mining companies looking to hire equipment, with dozens of large and extra-large pieces of heavy mining equipment arriving soon.” Equipment such as Caterpillar 6040 excavators, Caterpillar 24 motor graders, and Caterpillar 793F trucks, are all machines being added to National Group’s line up. Ackroyd says the demand for equipment hire has increased as mining companies transition to an owner-miner approach, with commodity cycles continuing to advance. His confidence in this approach stands on the strength of the mining sector, which is the top contributor to Australia’s gross domestic product. When global uncertainty shook economies last year, Australia delivered record revenues for iron ore, gold and copper. Australian Bureau of Statistics data reveals that the resources sector provided $270 billion into the economy in 2020. This represents 62 per cent of the country’s total export revenue, with iron ore exports soaring from $96 billion in 2019 to $116 billion in 2020. BHP and Rio Tinto, the world’s two largest miners, believe the strength of the iron ore market will be sustained. The companies foresee a persistent shortage in global iron ore supply, while a soaring demand for the commodity is expected to continue due to Chinese steelmaker activity. According to BHP, a National Group customer, this puts Australia in an advantageous position for its high-quality seaborne iron ore – an essential ingredient to blast-furnace steelmaking. BHP chief executive Mike Henry says that while the world is a more volatile and uncertain place today, the global economy is rebounding strongly despite the ongoing effects of COVID-19. “In steel, for example, we expect continuing strong end-use demand to underpin production of more than one billion tonnes in China for a third consecutive year,” Henry, speaking during BHP’s half-year results presentation, says. “Add population growth and further rises in living standards to this equation, and the conditions are very promising.” Ackroyd agrees that the mining sector is in a strong place and will continue to be in the next five years. “I don’t see any impending challenges in the mining industry over the next five years. It’s the number one driver of the Australian economy and a leader in the country’s COVID-19 economic recovery,” Ackroyd says. “But regardless of the positive landscape ahead, mining always comes with a certain degree of uncertainty. Dry hire allows mining companies to operate more effectively, and with greater flexibility in both good and more uncertain times.” Click here for more news from the National Group. ICS vulnerabilities increased in second half of 2020 as gaps in remote work expand attack surfaces 2021-02-05T00:32:05Z ics-vulnerabilities-increased-in-second-half-of-2020-as-gaps-in-remote-work-expand-attack-surfaces Throughout the second half (2H) of 2020, 71% of industrial control system (ICS) vulnerabilities disclosed were remotely exploitable through network attack vectors, according to the second Biannual ICS Risk & Vulnerability Report released today by Claroty, the industrial cybersecurity company. The report also revealed a 25% increase in ICS vulnerabilities disclosed compared to 2019, as well as a 33% increase from 1H 2020.The report comprises the Claroty Research Team’s discoveries alongside trusted open sources, including the National Vulnerability Database (NVD), the Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT), CERT@VDE, MITRE, and industrial automation vendors Schneider Electric and Siemens. During 2H 2020, 449 vulnerabilities affecting ICS products from 59 vendors were disclosed. Of those, 70% were assigned high or critical Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) scores, and 76% do not require authentication for exploitation. “The accelerated convergence of IT and OT networks due to digital transformation enhances the efficiency of ICS processes, but also increases the attack surface available to adversaries,” said Amir Preminger, vice president of research at Claroty. “Nation-state actors are clearly looking at many aspects of the network perimeter to exploit, and cybercriminals are also focusing specifically on ICS processes, which emphasises the need for security technologies such as network-based detection and secure remote access in industrial environments. It is heartening to see a growing interest in ICS within the security research community, as we must shine a brighter light on these vulnerabilities in order to keep threats at arm’s length.” Vulnerabilities on the rise in critical manufacturing, energy, and water and wastewater sectorsThe critical manufacturing, energy, water and wastewater, and commercial facilities sectors—all designated as critical infrastructure sectors—were by far the most impacted by vulnerabilities disclosed during 2H 2020 and shows increases from the previous two years across the board: Critical manufacturing increased 15% from 2H 2019 and 66% from 2H 2018Energy increased 8% from 2H 2019 and 74% from 2H 2018Water and wastewater increased 54% from 2H 2019 and 63% from 2H 2018Commercial facilities increased 14% from 2H 2019 and 140% from 2H 2018 Assessment of ICS vulnerabilities sees growth in third-party researchers The number of ICS vulnerabilities disclosed in 2020 increased by more than 30% compared to 2018 and nearly 25% compared to 2019. Two factors contribute to this spike in recent years: a heightened awareness of the risks posed by ICS vulnerabilities, and researchers and vendors increasingly focused on identifying and remediating security flaws as effectively and efficiently as possible. This growth indicates security research focused on ICS products is maturing. Third-party researchers were responsible for 61% of discoveries, many of which were cybersecurity companies. This signals a change in focus to include ICS alongside IT security research, which is further evidence of the accelerated convergence between IT and OT. Among all third-party discoveries, 22 reported their first disclosures, a positive sign of growth in the ICS vulnerability research market. The Claroty Research Team discovered and disclosed 41 vulnerabilities during 2H 2020, affecting 14 vendors. These represent the direction and core objectives of the team’s research focus. Overall, Claroty researchers have found and disclosed more than 70 ICS vulnerabilities to date. To access the complete set of findings, in-depth analysis, and additional steps to defend against improper access and risks, download the Claroty Biannual ICS Risk & Vulnerability Report: 2H 2020. AcknowledgementsThe primary author of this report is Chen Fradkin, security researcher at Claroty. Contributors include: Rotem Mesika, security research team lead at Claroty, Nadav Erez, director of innovation, Sharon Brizinov, vulnerability research team leader, and Amir Preminger, vice president of research at Claroty. Special thanks to the entire Claroty Research Team for providing exceptional support to various aspects of this report and research efforts that fueled it.About ClarotyClaroty is the industrial cybersecurity company. Trusted by the world’s largest enterprises, Claroty helps customers reveal, protect, and manage their OT, IoT, and IIoT assets. The company’s comprehensive platform connects seamlessly with customers’ existing infrastructure and programs while providing a full range of industrial cybersecurity controls for visibility, threat detection, risk and vulnerability management, and secure remote access—all with a significantly reduced total cost of ownership. Claroty is backed and adopted by leading industrial automation vendors, with an expansive partner ecosystem and award-winning research team. The company is headquartered in New York City and has a presence in Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America, and deployments on all seven continents.To learn more, visit www.claroty.com. Milestone shipment of Bridgestone off-the-road tyres arrives in Port Hedland WA 2021-01-13T03:15:27Z milestone-shipment-of-bridgestone-off-the-road-tyres-arrives-in-port-hedland-wa Milestone shipment of Bridgestone tyres arrives in Port Hedland The first shipment of Bridgestone off-the-road (OTR) tyres from Japan arrived in Port Hedland Monday evening which marks the company’s first direct and recurring maritime freight service in the Pilbara. “We are delighted with our inaugural direct freight service to Port Hedland which brings several benefits to our customers and the region as a whole,” said Gerry Duffy, Bridgestone Mining Solutions Australia (BMSA) Chief Executive Officer. “The direct freight service aims to increase customer value by reducing the time and distance that tyres need to travel to their sites while improving safety and environmental outcomes”, Duffy added. Previously, Bridgestone Japan shipped OTR tyres to Fremantle which were then transported by customers to their respective sites in the Pilbara. With the new direct freight service, truck movements between Fremantle and the Pilbara will be reduced. The milestone shipment includes a range of Bridgestone OTR tyres from 24 to 63 inches in diameter. After clearance, the tyres will be stored at the BMSA Pilbara Mining Solution Centre (PMSC) in Wedgefield. Roger Johnston, Pilbara Ports Authority Chief Executive Officer also added, “Pilbara Ports Authority (PPA) is pleased to be facilitating direct freight shipments as a result of upgrades to our port’s biosecurity facilities.” PPA’s biosecurity certification gives importers certainty that a wider range of products, including containerised cargo such as tyres, can now enter Australia through the Port of Port Hedland. About BMSA BMSA support industries across the country through a unique business model combining products, maintenance and services. The PMSC is the first mining solution centre in the world to be certified by Bridgestone Japan.  Opened in 2017, the PMSC was based on the concept of “Pit to Port,” supplying products used in these facilities such as tyres, hydraulic hoses and conveyor belts as well as providing related services on a one-stop basis. These services include tyre fitting, tyre repair, wheel repair, wheel maintenance and conveyor belt maintenance. PMSC partners with customers in managing their mining facilities to improve productivity, increase asset value and optimise costs.  For more company news, visit bridgestoneminingsolutions.com.au IMAGES https://www.dropbox.com/sh/e5a4foebl0ldpu7/AAB9T2BHxJVgUS0vw0q9i3hLa?dl=0 Q&A information is available on request. For further media information please contact: Contact details :  Lorenzo Gella (lorenzogella@bsem.com.au) Phone: (02) 9722 6183           acQuire Technology Solutions acquires environmental information management software, EnviroSys 2021-01-12T03:26:13Z acquire-technology-solutions-acquires-environmental-information-management-software-envirosys acQuire Technology Solutions Pty Ltd (acQuire), a global specialist in geoscientific information management software solutions, has acquired the environmental and water quality data management software EnviroSys from SRA Information Technology Pty Ltd (SRA). The acquisition adds an environmental and monitoring solution to acQuire’s existing product suite. EnviroSys is an environmental compliance management and monitoring software product, used by mining, government, water and energy companies. It’s a flexible, comprehensive and accessible product enabling customers to capture, analyse and produce compliant reports on their projects. The software solution is used mostly in Australia. EnviroSys is highly complementary to acQuire’s flagship product, GIM Suite, and strengthens acQuire’s competitive edge and position as an industry leader in geoscientific information management solutions for the natural resources industry. SRA CEO Steve Rowe said, “With EnviroSys’ growing success and continually improving product, it was important for EnviroSys to find a new partner to maximise its growth potential, not only in Australia but globally. We see further opportunities for both companies and will partner on future opportunities and projects.”  “We are very excited to welcome the EnviroSys team into the acQuire family. They are an excellent fit for the acQuire brand with an innovative and modern software solution and we look forward to growing their excellent product and reputation under our ownership,” acQuire CEO Alison Atkins said. “Our success as a global provider of geoscientific information management solutions, plus being backed by Vela Software, means we can leverage shared services, expertise, and partnerships to extend the EnviroSys product into new areas. We see fresh opportunities to deliver the EnviroSys technology to more companies across the globe and create a connected product suite to benefit our existing and future customers.” If you have any questions about this acquisition, or the capabilities of acQuire’s products, please contact the acQuire team at info@acquire.com.au or visit the acQuire website at www.acquire.com.au. Wolff Mining continues to breaks records at BMA Saraji Mine 2020-12-03T04:44:03Z wolff-mining-continues-to-breaks-records-at-bma-saraji-mine Wolff Mining, part of the National Group is well known for their heavy earthmoving capabilities. They are a key supplier of heavy earthmoving equipment to the mining sector on a dry hire or wet hire basis, with drilling equipment and services being no exception. For the past 16 months, Wolff Mining has been assisting BHP Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) Saraji in a sprint drilling capacity, providing drilling equipment and full contract mining services. Wolff Mining currently supplies BMA Saraji with a Cat M6420B Drill with GPS, and provides operational labour such as supervisors, drillers and fitters. The M6420B is one of Cat’s heavy duty drills designed for open pit mining, delivering reliable performance and operational safety. It is one of the favoured models by drillers around the world and encompasses leading features from the ultra-class to the mid-size rotary drill line. Some of the advanced features available include improved fuel efficiency, electro-hydraulic controls that provide increased operator safety and precision, computer controlled drilling, enhanced diagnostics and autonomous ready functions. November drilling at BMA Saraji has been undertaken in 270mm holes ranging in depth from 30m to 65+m in tertiary material. Wolff Mining recently achieved a milestone of 43,794 drilled metres (dm) for the month of November, beating the previous record of 41,500dm at BMA Saraji. “The performance of our Cat M6420B Drill has been exceptional” notes Mark Ackroyd, National Group Managing Director. “It is very rare that a drilling company exceeds 40,000dm a month, so breaking the site record of 41,500dm at BMA Saraji and setting a new record of 43,794dm for the month of November is a great achievement”. “To achieve a milestone such as this takes a highly skilled and motivated team and a high quality piece of mining machinery such as the Cat M6420B Drill. I would like to congratulate the team here at Wolff Mining for their outstanding efforts and praise the performance of the CAT Drill” says Ackroyd. “Wolff Mining has continued to grow from strength to strength, with an expanding team and a growing fleet of mining equipment. 2020 has turned out to be an interesting year full of surprises, but it’s no surprise that we have continued to grow even during these challenging times”. “Working at BMA Saraji has been a pleasure and we look forward to continuing our work within the BMA group. We are dedicated to repeating these results, pushing the boundaries of possibilities and breaking new records into the future” concludes Ackroyd. Read MoreClick here to view more news from the National Group.Media ContactsContact us for more information on this story or to arrange an interview with Mark Ackroyd, National Group Managing Director.Contact Lee Edmondson or Kain Ford, National Group Marketing Executives on marketing@national-group.co or 1300 096 618. Claroty Partners with CrowdStrike to Protect Industrial Control System Environments 2020-11-23T02:13:40Z claroty-partners-with-crowdstrike-to-protect-industrial-control-system-environments Claroty, the global leader in operational technology (OT) security, today announced it is partnering with CrowdStrike, a leader in cloud-delivered endpoint and workload protection, on an integration between The Claroty Platform and the CrowdStrike Falcon platform. This integration delivers comprehensive visibility into industrial control system (ICS) networks and endpoints, with a one-stop-shop for information technology (IT) and OT asset information directly within The Claroty Platform. It also delivers enhanced detection of ICS threats across the IT/OT boundary without the need for added connectivity, signature reconfiguration, or manual updates. The result is more effective and efficient IT/OT security governance and strengthened security posture spanning all connected sites. Digital transformation has caused once-isolated OT networks to become interconnected with the rest of the enterprise through the IT network, and the COVID-19-induced shift to remote work has accelerated IT/OT convergence even more. These conditions have expanded the attack surface within ICS networks, giving threats such as ransomware clear pathways across the IT/OT boundary. At the same time, IT and security operations center (SOC) teams are increasingly responsible for protecting these new pathways, but they are hindered by the lack of integration between their OT tools and traditional IT security tools to provide effective measures for doing so. “In 2020, the top sector being hit with ransomware is manufacturing,” said Dawn Cappelli, VP Global Security and CISO of Rockwell Automation. “It is imperative that we secure the converged IT/OT environment, and the integration of Claroty and CrowdStrike brings two of the top security technologies together to do just that.” By combining Claroty’s OT expertise, threat signature database, and asset discovery and monitoring technology with CrowdStrike’s industry-leading IT endpoint telemetry, derived from 4 trillion endpoint-related signals per week from across the globe, the joint solution delivers full-spectrum IT/OT visibility and threat detection coverage for ICS networks. “Effectively protecting modern ICS networks requires IT and SOC teams to have a complete inventory of both IT and OT assets, as well as the ability to detect, assess, and mitigate threats and the corresponding risks they face,” said Matthew Polly, Vice President of Worldwide Alliances, Channels and Business Development at CrowdStrike. “This integration with Claroty allows our customers to leverage the CrowdStrike Falcon platform to improve the security posture of their OT environments, bridging the gap between IT and OT.” Key capabilities include: Threat Detection: By fusing CrowdStrike’s ability to identify targeted and compromised endpoints with Claroty’s extensive OT monitoring capabilities, the two companies have created an extensive and actionable IT/OT threat signature database for ICS networks. All signatures can be immediately pushed from The Claroty Platform’s Enterprise Management Console (EMC) to all connected sites in just one click. Asset Discovery and Enrichment: Claroty can automatically identify and enrich IT-oriented ICS assets, such as human machine interfaces (HMIs), historian databases, and engineering workstations (EWs), in which a CrowdStrike agent is installed. Claroty fetches the IT specific properties from the asset as well as the unique manufacturer configuration file from CrowdStrike and then parses that file, without needing to connect to the ICS network. “One of the most impactful benefits of The Claroty Platform is that it can leverage existing IT security infrastructure to protect OT assets and networks,” said Galina Antova, Co-founder and Chief Business Development Officer of Claroty. “This particular integration is uniquely beneficial to Claroty customers because it is the first in which data flows into The Claroty Platform rather than from it, making it a comprehensive repository of both IT and OT asset information. We are very proud to join forces with CrowdStrike to make our comprehensive OT security capabilities more accessible to IT and SOC teams, at a time when they are entrusted with protecting OT more than ever before.” To learn more about the CrowdStrike-Claroty joint solution, download the integration brief or visit the Claroty blog. On Thursday, December 3, Claroty and CrowdStrike will host a webinar, “Extending Security Controls to OT Networks with the CrowdStrike-Claroty Joint Solution.” Register here. About Claroty Claroty bridges the industrial cybersecurity gap between information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) environments. Organisations with highly automated production sites and factories that face significant security and financial risk especially need to bridge this gap. Armed with Claroty’s converged IT/OT solutions, these enterprises and critical infrastructure operators can leverage their existing IT security processes and technologies to improve the availability, safety, and reliability of their OT assets and networks seamlessly and without requiring downtime or dedicated teams. The result is more uptime and greater efficiency across business and production operations. Backed and adopted by leading industrial automation vendors, Claroty is deployed on all seven continents globally. The company is headquartered in New York City and has received $100 million in funding since being launched by the famed Team8 foundry in 2015. For more information, visit www.claroty.com. The stage is set for economic recovery led by the mining industry 2020-11-16T01:23:53Z the-stage-is-set-for-economic-recovery-led-by-the-mining-industry As Australia gets on top of the second wave of COVID-19, the stage is set for economic recovery led by the mining industry. On 30 October, the Australian Bureau of Statistics released economic data that has confirmed the importance of the mining industry to the Australian economy. Despite the overall economy contracting, mining industry GDP increased 4.9 per cent in 2019-20 which totalled $202 billion. This also made mining Australia’s largest industry with a 10.4 per cent share of the economy. COVID-19 has changed the way businesses operate, but executives must now look beyond the pandemic to other global issues that will shape the industry beyond 2020. According to a study prepared by Wood & Mackenzie in November 2020 for the National Group, Australia is as a leading global commodity producer and is currently the largest exporter of metallurgical coal and iron ore and the largest producer of bauxite. In August, Iron ore prices leapt to multi-year highs due to increased demand from China, with the price of gold hitting an all-time high in early August. In times of uncertainty, investors have historically turned to gold as a safe haven during downturns, volatility or crisis. However, some analysts predict that gold’s rally is far from over. Prices are expected to remain high through the remainder of 2020. Global seaborne demand for iron ore and steel is expected to grow, with growth expected from Southeast Asia. Despite its economic slowdown, China will continue to be the largest iron ore consuming nation for the foreseeable future. Australia is expected to continue to dominate the global supply of metallurgical coal and iron ore, which is primarily driven by steel demand. Iron ore is a key raw material necessary for the production of crude steel, with demand for steel driven by factors including urbanisation and industrial production, which is commonly used in the construction, machinery and automotive sectors. Over the next decade, steel consumption is expected to grow, which is expected to drive continued growth in steelmaking capacity and therefore metallurgical coal demand. With Australia ahead of the curve in regards to the Coronavirus pandemic and with the mining industry now the biggest contributor to the growth of the economy as a whole, it’s time to turn our focus onto the longevity of the industry, prepare for future challenges and take advantage of emerging opportunities. Click here to read the full article.  acQuire and Imago join forces in new technology partnership to improve integration of geological data 2020-11-03T06:50:14Z acquire-and-imago-join-forces-in-new-technology-partnership-to-improve-integration-of-geological-data acQuire announces a collaboration with Imago, a USA technology company dedicated to providing high-performance viewing of geological core and chip images from any location. The new integration gives GIM Suite customers the ability to view high-quality images alongside their geoscientific data. The Imago integration will be launched as part of GIM Suite’s next release – GIM Suite 4.3 – available in late November 2020. PERTH, Australia (04 November 2020) – acQuire and Imago announce a new technology partnership allowing GIM Suite customers to view high-quality images within GIM Suite’s web interface.  The new dynamic image integration improves the productivity of geology professionals, the accuracy of their geoscientific information and the ease in which they manage geological data. “The collaboration is part of acQuire’s ongoing strategy to develop greater connectivity between software developed for the mining industry,” says Steve Mundell, acQuire’s Director of Product. “Organisations are using Imago to store and catalogue their imagery so it made a lot of sense to make those images available when our customers are using GIM Suite.” “Geologists find value in having the data and imagery displayed together so they can quickly validate and verify any anomalies or find issues,” Steve says. The Imago integration with GIM Suite allows geoscientists and geotechs to improve data quality. Available imagery is displayed alongside the drillhole interval captured in GIM Suite, making it easy to crosscheck.    “The integration with GIM Suite improves productivity and collaboration no matter where you’re working,” says Federico Arboleda, Imago’s founder. “You’re able to perform digital quality checks from the office, rather than in the coreshed, rig, or in the field. “It’s one of the most streamlined ways available in the mining industry today for viewing images and matching it to geological data,” Federico says. The new integration is part of GIM Suite 4.3, the next release of acQuire’s geoscientific information management software, scheduled for late November 2020. “We’re pleased to be working with Imago to give GIM Suite customers an enhanced view of their data while increasing the value of their technology investments,” Steve says. “Our goal is to provide a single source of truth of geological data, and making Imago imagery available to geoscientists helps them better understand exactly what their data is telling them.” Both acQuire and Imago have offices around the world to provide support for the global mining industry. Sign up to acQuire’s newsletter to stay informed about the Imago integration and any future product updates. If you would like to know more about technology partnerships, head to acQuire’s technology partnership page. Couloir Capital Ltd. is pleased to announce the initiation of research coverage on Challenger Exploration Ltd. 2020-10-26T17:17:09Z couloir-capital-ltd-is-pleased-to-announce-the-initiation-of-research-coverage-on-challenger-exploration-ltd      Vancouver, BC, Oct 26, 2020 - (ACN Newswire) - Couloir Capital Ltd. is pleased to announce the initiation of research coverage on Challenger Exploration Ltd. (ASX: CEL). The initial report is titled, "High-Grade Argentine Gold Project, Ecuadorian Project Next to 17-Million-Ounce Gold Deposit." About Challenger Exploration Ltd.Challenger Exploration Ltd. is a precious metals explorer with a focus on gold and gold-copper projects in Latin America. The company's flagship Hualilan Property is a gold exploration asset in the San Juan Province of Argentina which carries a non-compliant historical resource of 627,000 ounces at 13.7 g/t Au. The company also has the El Guayabo Project in Ecuador, which is less than 10 km from the 17-million-gold ounce Cangrejos Project.About Couloir Capital Ltd.Couloir Capital Ltd. is an investment research firm comprised of a team of veteran investment professionals dedicated to providing world-class opportunities in the natural resource exploration and development sectors along with real and alternative asset classes and strategies. Couloir Capital Ltd. is affiliated with a registered securities dealer, Couloir Capital Securities Ltd., and an investment entity, the West Cirque Fund Limited Partnership.For further information, or to subscribe and receive a copy of the report please contact:Rob Stitt, Managing Director, Couloir Capital Ltd.Email: rstitt@couloircapital.comwww.couloircapital.comAnalyst Disclosure: The analyst and/or affiliated companies do not hold shares in the subject issuer but expect to after its clients have had an opportunity to trade. EHS Data announces new project with existing client, Evolution Mining. 2020-10-21T17:13:51Z ehs-data-announces-new-project-with-existing-client-evolution-mining Evolution Mining has evolved from a mid-tier gold producer into a global gold mining business with a reputation of sustainable excellence and outstanding environmental performance. Embracing technology and innovation is important to the success of Evolution Mining, and the MonitorPro environmental data management solution is already active in all of their Australian operations. The environmental monitoring and reporting at their newly acquired asset in Red Lake, Ontario, Canada has been streamlined in accordance with their environmental assurance program, with effective management and monitoring of the environmental risk across the entire organisation. "We are proud that out MonitorPro system is highly regarded by Evolution Mining and we look forwrd to working with the new Canadian environmental team." Phil Ely - Managing Director, EHS Data. Using the latest version of MonitorPro, the environmental team will benefit from powerful satellite imagery and state-of-the-art mapping technology that will further optimise their environmental data. Combined with the EHS Data perpetual hosting option, the MonitorPro solution will assist with long term data monitoring plus the management and reporting of obligations and compliance. Over the past 20 years, EHS Data has developed a set of innovative tools and dynamic dashboards which provide environmental teams across a variety of industries, and easy to use and highly configurable centralised source of data, eliminating the manual process of inputting data into spreadsheets. About Evolution Mining Evolution Mining is a leading, growth-focused, mid-tier Australian gold miner. Evolution operates five wholly-owned mines – Cowal in New South Wales, Mt Carlton and Mt Rawdon in Queensland, Mungari in Western Australia, and Red Lake in Ontario, Canada. In addition, Evolution holds an economic interest in the Ernest Henry copper-gold mine in Queensland. In FY20 Evolution reported an underlying net profit after tax of A$405 million. The focus of Evolution Mining is on operating its projects safely and sustainably in the community and developing them to their full potential. About MonitorPro The complete, professional environmental data monitoring solution, MonitorPro is the IT solution trusted by environmental teams worldwide to manage their environmental compliance and data collection. MonitorPro is a web-based or locally hosted solution for the collation of ALL sources of environmental data, where it is generated by loggers, laboratories, weather stations, calculations, or other data repositories. MonitorPro is the first EHS Software solution to receive an MCERTS accreditation from the Environmental Agency.  Majority of Industrial Enterprises Face Increase in Cyber Threats Since COVID-19 Pandemic Began 2020-10-07T00:45:12Z majority-of-industrial-enterprises-face-increase-in-cyber-threats-since-covid-19-pandemic-began Claroty, the global leader in operational technology (OT) security, today released updated research on the state of industrial cybersecurity worldwide, which found that a majority (56%) of information technology (IT) and OT security professionals at industrial enterprises have seen an increase in cybersecurity threats since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March. Additionally, 70% have seen cyber criminals using new tactics to target their organisations in this timeframe. The Critical Convergence of IT and OT Security in a Global Crisis report is based on a global, independent survey of 1,100 full-time IT and OT security professionals who own, operate, or otherwise support critical infrastructure components within large enterprises across Europe, North America and Asia Pacific, examining how their concerns, attitudes, and experiences have changed since the pandemic began in March. Responses from IT and OT security professionals in Australia and New Zealand reveal: Almost 65% said their IT and OT networks are “completely connected,” yet only 8% are prioritising OT security 81% agree IT and OT have become more connected and 92% agree they will become even more connected as a result of the pandemic 81% have found the collaboration between the IT and OT teams within their organisation more challenging during the pandemic Across the globe, COVID-19 has led cyber criminals to use new tactics and organisations to become more vulnerable to cyber attacks, with 56% of global respondents saying that their organisation has experienced more cyber security threats since the pandemic began. Further, almost three-fourths (72%) reported that their jobs have become more challenging. COVID-19 has clearly had an impact on IT/OT convergence, as two-thirds (67%) say that their IT and OT networks have become more interconnected since the pandemic began and more than 75% expect they will become even more interconnected as a result of it. While IT/OT convergence unlocks business value in terms of operations efficiency, performance, and quality of services, it can also be detrimental because threats – both targeted and non-targeted – can move freely between IT and OT environments. “While we would be short-sighted to think that we won’t have more challenges as we continue to face unknowns from this pandemic, protecting critical infrastructure is especially important in a time of crisis,” said Yaniv Vardi, CEO of Claroty. “As large enterprises are trying to improve their productivity by connecting more OT and IoT devices and remotely accessing their industrial networks, they are also increasing their exposure as a result. OT security needs to be brought to the fore and made a priority for all organisations. Attackers know that IT networks are covered with cyber security solutions so they’re moving to exploit vulnerabilities in OT to gain access to enterprise networks. Not protecting OT is like protecting a house with state-of-the-art security and alarm systems, but then leaving the front door open.” In terms of industries, globally the respondents ranked pharmaceutical, oil & gas, electric utilities, manufacturing, and building management systems as the top five most vulnerable to attack. Most regions followed similar patterns, identifying three to five industries clustered closely toward the top of the list. The exceptions are the DACH region, where oil & gas clearly holds the top spot at 36%, and Singapore, where pharmaceutical is at 22%. Claroty improves the availability, safety, and reliability of OT assets and networks within industrial enterprises and critical infrastructure. The Claroty Platform provides comprehensive OT asset and network visibility, segmentation, vulnerability management, threat detection, risk assessment, and Secure Remote Access (SRA) capabilities — all within a single, agentless solution. Unique to Claroty, SRA provides a single, secure, and clientless interface through which all external users connect prior to performing software upgrades, periodic maintenance, and other support activities on assets within OT networks. This is all enriched by the company’s award-winning OT security research department. For in-depth analysis into the findings, along with full survey data, The Critical Convergence of IT and OT Security in a Global Crisis report is available here. About Claroty Claroty bridges the industrial cybersecurity gap between information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) environments. Organisations with highly automated production sites and factories that face significant security and financial risk especially need to bridge this gap. Armed with Claroty’s converged IT/OT solutions, these enterprises and critical infrastructure operators can leverage their existing IT security processes and technologies to improve the availability, safety, and reliability of their OT assets and networks seamlessly and without requiring downtime or dedicated teams. The result is more uptime and greater efficiency across business and production operations. Backed and adopted by leading industrial automation vendors, Claroty is deployed on all seven continents globally. The company is headquartered in New York City and has received $100 million in funding since being launched by the famed Team8 foundry in 2015. For more information, visit www.claroty.com. National Group supplies Liebherr R 9200 Excavator to Gold Mine in New South Wales 2020-09-15T23:23:17Z national-group-supplies-liebherr-r-9200-excavator-to-gold-mine-in-new-south-wales National Group, through National Plant & Equipment continues to be a key supplier of the latest heavy earthmoving equipment to the mining industry, including the Liebherr R 9200 Excavator to an open-cut gold mine in Western New South Wales. The Liebherr R 9200 Excavator offers the biggest payload in its class with the 12.5-cubic-metre bucket capacity, enabling sustainable performance and peak fuel burn efficiency in the most challenging conditions. Featuring Liebherr’s outstanding reliability and easy serviceability, this allows maximum uptime for mining operations, leading to more sustainable and cost-effective operations. Boasting the Cummins QSK38 engine, with a rating of 810kW at 1800 revolutions per minute, the powerful R 9200 is available powered by both diesel and electric motors. The R 9200 can also be fitted with backhoe and face shovel attachments, giving it a bucket capacity and shovel capacity of 12.50 cubic metres at 1.8 tonnes per cubic metres. So far, both the National Group and Liebherr have received positive feedback on the R 9200 from users, which are impressed by its operator friendly features. National Group managing director Mark Ackroyd said the arrival of the Liebherr R 9200 had further diversified the company’s already impressive fleet of equipment. “The feedback from site is that the Liebherr R 9200 has been very well received,” Ackroyd tells Australian Mining. “Our customers have been impressed with the performance of the Liebherr R 9200, it’s a very good machine and is competitive with other machines of a similar size and type.” In addition to the quality Liebherr features, National Group is known across Australia for its dry hire of heavy earthmoving equipment, helping mining companies improve their onsite efficiencies without putting undue stress on their operating budget. This is particularly relevant presently as the coronavirus pandemic has led to economic uncertainty around the globe, meaning some companies have had to be mindful of how much capital they allocate to certain projects. “National Plant & Equipment, part of the National Group specialises in the dry hire of heavy earthmoving equipment,” Ackroyd says. “We continue to be a key supplier of mining equipment to the industry and through our expansive fleet of heavy mining equipment, we can offer industry leading availability. “Renting equipment enables a company to increase their efficiency, and improve the productivity of their mining operations in reaction to fluctuating commodity prices. “Giving mining companies the option to rent versus buying equipment means they can remain agile and nimble, regardless of the environment we are in.” With gold prices reaching all-time highs of more than $US2000 ($2763) per ounce, iron ore prices soaring to almost $US110 per tonne and copper prices rebounding to highs of $US6362 per tonne as Chinese demand has recovered, the mining industry continues to be as strong as ever. “The price of metals such as iron ore and gold are soaring at the moment” Ackroyd explains. “We have developed strong strategic partnerships with clients who operate across both commodities and it has been great to see them experiencing exponential growth. Working alongside Liebherr, National Group selected the R 9200 excavator for site, applying the joint understanding of the mine, the work being completed there and previous success using Liebherr equipment. “Liebherr’s relationship with National, and understanding of the gold mine site requirements allowed us to put forward the appropriate sized excavator and tailored bucket size to suit both National’s and site’s requirements,” Liebherr-Australia major account manager Ben Kerr explains. “The addition of this R 9200 to National’s fleet further expands their range of mining equipment, building on the strong relationship and ease of doing business between the two companies.” National Plant & Equipment continues to be a key supplier of heavy earthmoving equipment to the mining industry, providing the industry with a reliable equipment solution, without overstretching its budget. Read MoreClick here to view more news from the National Group.Media ContactsContact us for more information on this story or to arrange an interview with Mark Ackroyd, National Group Managing Director.Contact Lee Edmondson or Kain Ford, National Group Marketing Executives on marketing@national-group.co or 1300 096 618.