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"The big change is just around the corner"

Veteran mining figure and keen observer of the industry’s history, AMC Consultants chairman Peter McCarthy says mining equipment and methods haven’t changed much for decades but cost, investment, environmental and regulatory pressures are growing and the need for a step-change in approach is near a critical juncture.

"The big change is just around the corner" "The big change is just around the corner" "The big change is just around the corner" "The big change is just around the corner" "The big change is just around the corner"

“Three major manufacturers are serious about continuous cutting of hard rock, which is likely to revolutionise mining methods, both underground and openpit,” the experienced mining engineer says.