Northparkes has become a showcase for the benefits automation can offer.
First prototype system is expected in 2020.
Follows up wins in 2009, 2014 and 2015.
Changing the way miners approach challenges underground.
Mine also bought the very first version of the "double mouth" crusher's standard variant.
Making innovation happen a focus of the conference.
Superintendents, mechanical engineers and construction supervisors high on the list.
Expects to reap 40Mt of ore over 10 years.
Autonomous mining system to be installed by the end of the year.