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Vale inaugurates Brazil's first ferronickel plant in Pará

This month, Vale opened its first nickel operation in Brazil. Onça Puma, in Ourilândia do Norte, southeast Pará, is one of the largest ferronickel production plants in the world. The project, which covers the municipalities of Ourilândia do Norte, Tucumã and Parauapebas, has an annual production capacity of 220,000 tons of ferronickel, containing 53,000 tons of nickel, a highly valued product in the steel industry. Read more

New TurboQuant video: Software helps reliably analyze unknown samples

X-ray fluorescence analysis (XRF) has established itself as a fast and simple analytical procedure. But, the method can only fully take advantage of its strengths when the matrix of the sample is known. If this is not the case, then the TurboQuant software for automatic matrix effect correction, developed by SPECTRO Analytical Instruments, can help. Read more

Gold technology reviewed

With the gold price regularly hitting new heights, separate articles in the May issues of International Mining and Mining Magazine look at new and old technologies to maximise recovery from the ore. The articles can be found in International Mining, pps. 68-76 andMining Magazine, pps. 57-67.

Transforming magnetite circuits with the IsaMillTM

IsaMillsTM have been established for over 15 years in base metal grinding circuits, transforming the operations with their energy efficient grinding action. The technology is now being adopted by the iron ore industry, with the first IsaMillTM being planned for commissioning in early 2011 at Xstrata Copper's Ernest Henry Mine's magnetite project in Queensland. Read more

SONARtrac® Flow Monitoring Technology selected for Cerro Vanguardia Mine, Argentina

CiDRA Minerals Processing announced this week that CiDRA was awarded a contract for the installation of three flowmeters at AngloGold Ashanti's Cerro Vanguardia mine in Patagonia, Argentina. Read more

Gekko expands service capability with acquisition of assay laboratory

Gekko Systems announced the opening of the company’s Assay Laboratory located in Ballarat. The assets were purchased by Gekko from Balmaine Gold Pty Ltd, a subsidiary of Castlemaine Goldfields Ltd (ASX: CGT). Originally established by […]

SGS Awarded Analytical Testwork Contract by OceanaGold

SGS is pleased to announce that OceanaGold has awarded SGS New Zealand the contract to supply all analytical laboratory services to its Macraes and Reefton mines in New Zealand. SGS will assume responsibility for laboratory […]

SPECTRO Partners with SII Nanotechnology to Market ICP-OES and ICP-MS Instruments in Japan

SPECTRO Analytical Instruments GmbH has formed a strategic marketing alliance with SII NanoTechnology, Inc. to market SPECTRO’s inductively coupled plasma optical emission (ICP-OES) and mass spectrometers (ICP-MS) in Japan. Read more

Xstrata Completes Construction of Magnetite Plant in Queensland, Australia

Xstrata Copper announces the completion of construction of the magnetite base plant at Ernest Henry Mining (EHM), a key component of the AUD589 million (US$542 million) project to transform EHM into a major underground copper-gold […]

4B Braime opens new subsidiary in Australia

4B Braime, leading supplier of elevator and conveyor components, has created a new operation especially for the Australian market. Read more

Talvivaara's Primary Crushing Capacity Boosted by Crusher Cavity Optimization

Talvivaara mine, located in Northern Finland, is today the biggest sulfide nickel ore mine in Europe. In close cooperation with Metso, and with crusher cavity optimization, Talvivaara recently boosted its primary crushing capacity annually by […]

EnviroXtract Signs MOU to Acquire Precious Metals Processing Technology License and Announces Expansion

EnviroXtract, Inc. has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Colten Energy, LLC to acquire a licence for a proprietary technology that will enable the company to extract gold, silver, and other precious metals from ore […]

Outotec Delivers Technology for the Expansion of Outokumpu's Ferrochrome Plant in Finland

Outotec will deliver sintering and ferrochrome smelting technology for the expansion of Outokumpu's ferrochrome plant in Tornio, Finland. The new sintering plant and smelter will double Outokumpu's ferrochrome production capacity. The contract value is approximately […]

Special Grinding Mill Linings to Chile

Metso has supplied special, chromium-molybdenum steel mill linings for one 40'x25.5' SAG mill and two 26'x42' ball mills for the expansion of the grinding plant at the Chilean Los Bronces mine, which belongs to Anglo […]

10 tph Modular Plant for Morning Star Gold

In early 2010, Gekko Systems was contracted to design and manufacture a 10 ton-per-hour pre-concentration modular gold plant for Morning Star Gold to install at its  Woods Point Gold Project, located in Victoria’s historic eastern […]

Rio Tinto Alcan to Invest US$487 Million in Icelandic Smelter

Rio Tinto Alcan has today announced an investment of US$140 million in a leading-edge casting facility to produce value-added billet at its aluminium smelter in Straumsvik, Iceland (ISAL), bringing total investment announced in recent weeks […]