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Australian PM Tours Bucyrus

With only days until the Australian election, Prime Minister Julia Gillard toured a Bucyrus workshop in northern Queensland, reported the AP.

Mining rights application accepted for planned Waterberg coal mine

Australian mining company Firestone Energy says the application by Sekoko Coal, its black economic-empowerment partner, for coal-mining rights on the Waterberg Joint Venture coal project, has been accepted by the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR). […]

Outotec technology for First Quantum nickel, copper, cobalt and gold projects

Outotec has agreed with the First Quantum Minerals Limited Projects Office based in Perth, Australia, for the delivery of flotation, thickening and automation technologies for several of its operations around the world.  Read more at http://www.mineweb.com/mineweb/view/mineweb/en/page72558?oid=104743&sn=Detail

King of the Pit

Arctic cold to Australian heat, the Hitachi EX8000-6 is proving to be the hardest-working, most dependable mining excavator available today.

Rio staff trial a test for China

THE trial of four Rio Tinto employees next week will be widely watched as a test of whether China is willing to honour commitments to foreign investors and be a responsible member of the world community.

Treating acid mine drainage from past coal mining activities

Skelly and Loy has designed and permitted the first acid mine drainage (AMD) treatment system in the Blacklegs Creek Watershed in southern Indiana County. It is designed to reduce iron and acidity loading of the Kolb discharges and consists of a wet seal to capture the underground mine discharge, piping network, innovative aeration system and [...]

Rocmec’s thermal fragmentation technology tested at Goldcorp operation

One of Rocmec Mining’s thermal fragmentation units is to be deployed for test work at Goldcorp’s Porcupine gold mine in Timmins, Ontario. Thermal fragmentation (IM September 2009, p24) will be compared to the long-hole mining method currently employed at the mine. This offers several advantages such as: less long-hole drilling, reduction in mucking, backfilling, transporting [...]

Peru's gold production rose 27,036 ounces in February

Silver, lead and tungsten production dropped at Peruvian mines in February although gold and moly operations reported increased output.

Largest mining motor in the world on Joy AFC for Xstrata Coal in Australia

ATB Morley says the 11 kV motor it recently supplied to Xstrata Coal “is the very first of its kind; historically most large electrical motors supplied for underground coal mining have been manufactured suitable for a maximum voltage of 3,300 V. [This] motor weighing in at 10 t currently stands as the largest underground mining [...]

Improved training can reduce citation backlogs: Watzman

As reported by International Longwall News – WHILE US mines have made dramatic improvements to record safety performance in the last year, citation backlogs could be reduced or eliminated with increased inspector training efforts, National […]

WDS reaches for the axe

As reported by International Longwall News, CONTRACTOR WDS was not far off a loss for the recent half year, coughing up just $A50,000 in net profit after tax for the period, 99.7% lower than the corresponding […]

SIEMAG M-TEC² changed its name to SIEMAG TECBERG and moved

Mining & Quarry World report that the brand TECBERG stands for Mining Technology and emphasizes the close bonds of the world market leader in hoisting technology with the global mining industry as its prime supplier […]

Runge profits down

As reported by International Longwall News – RUNGE has reported a net profit of $A1.2 million for the December half compared to $4.7 million for the previous corresponding period as revenue from both its consulting […]

Massey granted extension to protester ban

As reported by International Longwall News – MASSEY Energy has received an extended temporary order prohibiting anti-coal protesters from entering the Marfork Coal complex in southern West Virginia….more at International Longwall News

Miners are no easy meat for bankers

The sweet and the sour: a look at the changing role of debt in global mining.

New Neat Cupper Lubricant from Quaker Chemical Quickly Becoming Market Leader

As reported by PR Newswire – CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ — A new neat cupper lubricant from Quaker Chemical is quickly becoming recognized by global Can industry as one of the best products on the […]

Bucyrus boosts earnings

BUCYRUS has increased net earnings 24% year-on-year in 2009 to $US313 million despite the global financial crisis, while the major OEM is expecting more weakness in the US coal industry, along with higher coking coal […]

Officials investigating falsified records at idled Federal mine

As reported by International Longwall News – FEDERAL authorities have commenced an investigation into falsified safety records at Patriot Coal’s Federal operation, which was temporarily idled Monday due to elevated gas levels….more at International Longwall […]

ABB to provide electrical upgrade solution for nuclear power plant in Finland

2009-08-14 – Solution will enhance reliability of Olkiluoto power plant Zurich, Switzerland, Aug.14, 2009 – ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won an order from the Finnish power producer TVO for power […]

Caterpillar Announces Officer Retirements, Appointments

PEORIA, IL – Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) today announced Vice President Sid Banwart will retire effective October 1, 2009, after more than 41 years with the company. Banwart has been the vice president of Caterpillar’s […]

Eriez® Offers Complete Guide to Industrial Metal Detectors

Erie, Pa.  — Eriez® offers a 28-page brochure, “How to Choose & Use Industrial Metal Detectors,” an in-depth reference manual which incorporates detailed illustrations and covers the basics of metal detector selection and operation.  “Our brochure […]

First order for new maintenance workshop in China: Siemens provides maintenance service for continuous slab casters of Nanjing Iron and Steel Co., Ltd.

Linz, Austria, Aug 13, 2009 For the trade press Siemens VAI (Taicang) Manufacturing Co. (SVMC) and the Chinese steel manufacturer Nanjing Iron and Steel Co., Ltd. (NISCO) have signed a roller refurbishment contract for two continuous […]

Wardrop adds international expertise

August 13, 2009 – VANCOUVER, BC …To address the growing demand in the global mining industry, Wardrop, A Tetra Tech Company, has expanded the international expertise in its Mining Division. In making the announcement, Wardrop’s […]

Terex Completes SEC Settlement of 2000 To 2004 Accounting Issues

WESTPORT, CT, August 12, 2009 –Terex Corporation (NYSE: TEX) today announced that the previously announced agreement in principle it has reached with the Staff of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), has now […]

Siemens VAI replaces and restarts AOD stainless-steel converters at thyssenkrupp Nirosta within only three weeks

Linz, Austria, Aug 10, 2009 For the trade press Siemens VAI Metals Technologies replaced two existing stationary AOD vessels and started up two new exchange-type AOD converters at the German stainless steel producer thyssenkrupp Nirosta in […]