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First International Mining Technology Hall of Fame induction gala dinner a great success

Posted on March 4, 2014

A large gathering of industry executives from around the world sat down to dinner in the Grand Salon of the Grand America Hotel, Salt Lake City, in the US last month to witness the celebration of the first inductees into the International Mining Technology Hall of Fame.

Inductees to the International Mining Technology Hall of Fame Announced

Posted on December 4, 2013

For the first time, the global mining industry has a Hall of Fame (www.im-halloffame.com) focussed on recognising the technology innovators and developers that are so important to our future advancement.

South African Essa distributor gets major order from Russian gold mine

Posted on August 1, 2013

Labtech Africa, the sole South African distributor for the FLSmidth range of Essa sampling and sample preparation equipment, is preparing one of the biggest orders the company has received in recent months — an extensive crushing and sampling system for a gold mine in Russia.

UK Coal restructuring secures mining operations and 2,000 jobs

Posted on July 12, 2013

A new Employee Benefit Trust will run the new business and the Daw Mill mine will see its remaining coal deposit transferred to the Coal Authority.

Mining skills demand in Australia remains strong according to ABS labour force analysis

Posted on June 25, 2013

ABS quarterly detailed labour force figures suggest the demand for skilled workers across key occupations and emerging resources markets remain strong despite a dip in Australia’s total ‘mining’ employment numbers.  

Brazilian mining giant urges Australia’s miners to recognise reforms

Posted on June 12, 2013

Structural reforms being put in place enhance international investment appeal.

Jerritt Canyon hits 8 Moz in Nevada and going strong

Posted on April 29, 2013

Veris Gold has just announced that the 8 millionth ounce of gold was produced from the Jerritt Canyon processing plant in Nevada.

ABB to design and deliver hoisting system to Jansen potash project

Posted on April 12, 2013

ABB has been selected by BHP Billiton to supply mine hoisting systems for the project in Saskatchewan.

Maptek releases I-Site 8200 laser scanner for underground survey

Posted on March 25, 2013

Maptek has released a new laser scanner designed specifically for underground applications. The I-Site 8200 is ultra-versatile allowing it to be coupled with a range of accessories to provide a complete scanning system for underground drives, tunnels and stopes, as well as surface stockpiles and silos. Processing of scan data can be undertaken in I-Site [...]

Sandvik builds on Picadilly Borer Miner deal with new contract for Jansen

Posted on February 13, 2013

The deal is the most significant Borer Miner contract since the 2008 deal with PotashCorp.

Koniambo nickel commissioning support – control infrastructure

Posted on December 27, 2012

Xstrata Nickel’s Koniambo project in New Caledonia is commissioning as it prepares for first ore by the end of 2012.

How MineCare® Standalone can give you the tools and data to solve your equipment health woes

Posted on December 27, 2012

Modular Mining Systems, a leader in information management solutions for mining operations worldwide, announces its upcoming webinar: How’s your health?

Adrok announces new investments to fund expansion

Posted on December 25, 2012

Adrok, the Scottish “virtual drilling’ technology” development company has announced expansion plans which will see the company invest almost £1.8million in new staff and equipment over the next two years.

Potash West lodges provisional patent application for processing breakthrough

Posted on December 24, 2012

Potash West is working on its revolutionary glauconite-to-fertiliser Dandaragan Trough project located to the north of Perth in Western Australia.

SKM partners with Adani to deliver Abbot Point coal port in Australia

Posted on December 17, 2012

Sinclair Knight Merz (SKM) has been appointed by Adani Mining to provide engineering services for the development of the Abbot Point port expansion in Queensland.

Mining India Conference – the future of mining in a dynamic nation

Posted on October 11, 2012

Mining India presents a two-day conference for the mining industry at The Taj Vivanta, Bangalore, India, February 22-23 that aims to bring together like minded people from the industry to discuss, debate and learn new technologies used in mining today.

New MINExpo opening session focuses on global mining supply chain

Posted on August 9, 2012

Chief executives of four of the world's biggest mining and mining equipment companies will discuss "The global supply chain for coal and minerals, where we have been and where we are going," on September 24 at MINExpo International 2012.

Rockmore introduces new CrossFlow bit design

Posted on August 9, 2012

Rockmore International has introduced a new drill bit design especially suited for hard rock drilling.

Challenge to the EPA's stance against mercury in coal power station emissions

Posted on August 8, 2012

America's largest business lobby group, The US Chamber of Commerce, has petitioned a federal appeals court to invalidate environmental regulations it claims will lead to sweeping electricity blackouts by forcing coal-fired power plants to close.

Second Raptor cone crusher installed at Osisko’s Canadian Malartic

Posted on August 7, 2012

Osisko Mining has successfully completed of the installation of the second Raptor XL2000 cone crusher from FL Smidth at its flagship Canadian Malartic Mine.

The Deloitte WA Index celebrates 20 years of Diggers & Dealers

Posted on August 6, 2012

Deloitte has released a special edition of the Deloitte WA Index at the opening of the Diggers and Dealers conference in Kalgoorlie, highlighting the performance of WA listed companies over the past 12 months. Deloitte WA Managing Partner Keith Jones said the falling commodity prices and world growth concerns have had an impact on market [...]

Transfield Services awarded A$100 million in iron ore contracts

Posted on August 2, 2012

Transfield Services has been awarded two engineering design and construction contracts in the Pilbara, Western Australia, worth a total of A$100 million. The contracts, with Rio Tinto and Fortescue Metals Group (FMG), integrate the expertise of Transfield Services' specialist engineering design subsidiary, ICD, with the company's construction capability.

MINExpo® 2012 is a record-breaker

Posted on August 2, 2012

MINExpo INTERNATIONAL® 2012 will break all previous records for size. Exhibits showcasing the full range of mining products, services and technologies will occupy more than 850,000 ft2 of floor space. The show will fill all of North Hall, Central Hall, the outdoor Silver Lot, and for the first time ever, MINExpo will be in halls 3 and 4 of the South Building.

“This doesn’t feel like 2008″ – Cat is confident

Posted on August 2, 2012

As we approach MINExpo, we cannot help remembering the last event in 2008 when we went in with a boom in the mining industry, came out thinking how great the mining industry was and within a few days were hit by the start of the Global Financial Crisis. That said, Cat remains confident.

Surface Miners – Power with Precision

Posted on August 2, 2012

In this month's Spotlight Feature Article, from the August 2012 issue of International Mining magazine, Editor Paul Moore looks in-depth at the Vermeer precision mining concept and new T1655 machine, both of which are a major part of current and future mining plans at the FMG Christmas Creek iron ore mine in Western Australia, visited by IM in June.

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