Mining Technology

Chaarat Gold receives mining permit for Kyrgyz licence

Chaarat Gold Holdings has received a mining permit for its Tulkubash licence area from the Kyrgyz Government. The company raised the funds for the project in March 2011 and is now in negotiations with the Government for a long term agreement. Chaarat G...

Xstrata to acquire majority interest in Roseby Project

Altona Mining has received a notice from Xstrata Mount Isa Mines that it intends to exercise its option to acquire a 51% interest in a portion of the Roseby Project located in Queensland, Australia. A formal process will now begin whereby Altona and...

Nimrodel Resources commences scoping study on Botswana project

Australian firm Nimrodel Resources has selected Nightingale Africa Partnership to conduct a scoping study at the Taklamakan project in Botswana. The study, to be carried out in production licence 035/2007, will allow assessment of geological informatio...

Rio Tinto awards two JV contracts for Australian project

Rio Tinto has awarded two indigenous joint venture (JV) contracts, collectively worth $184m, for to its Hope Downs 4 mine site located in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

Anvil to Start Copper Production from DRC Mine

Anvil Mining is planning to start commercial production of copper at its newly constructed plant at the Kinsevere copper mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in the current quarter. The new plant is expected to triple Anvil Mining's annual

Macmahon awarded several Australian mining contracts

Contract mining and construction firm Macmahon Holdings has secured various Australian mining contracts worth $90m. The first contract involves predevelopment work adjacent to current operations at BHP Billiton Iron Ore's Wheelarra mine and mining

Challenges for mining pumps

Mining pumps not only have to pump the liquids of varying quality and quantity, but also have to meet the expectations of investors. The life and performance of mining pumps will have the direct effect on the profitability of the company.

Elenilto and Sesa Goa to invest $2.6bn for Western Cluster

Indian firm Sesa Goa and Elenilto Minerals & Mining are planning to invest more than $2.6bn in Liberian iron ore firm Western Cluster. Elenilto Minerals & Mining will invest $77m while Sesa Goa will acquire a 51% interest in Western Cluster for $90m.

Peabody Energy to install LTCC technology at Australian coal mine

Peabody Energy has entered into a new licensing agreement with Yanzhou Coal to install Longwall top coal caving (LTCC) technology at the Goonyella mine in Australia in order to improve metallurgical coal recovery.

CIL to invest $6bn in Indian mining projects

Coal India is planning to invest about INR280bn ($6.2bn) in 68 coal mining projects in India, which have a production capacity of 230 million tonnes per annum.

Xstrata Starts Construction of Australian Mine

Xstrata Zinc has started construction work in Queensland, Australia, to develop the high-grade zinc-lead-silver Lady Loretta deposit as a new greenfield underground mine. The work will involve development of the decline, underground services and surface

China Hit by Two Coal Mine Disasters

Heavy flooding in China has led to two separate coal mine accidents, which killed three people and trapped more than 40 on Saturday. In the first accident, heavy rains caused part of a coal mine in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region to cave in, killing

Proto Resources receives mining lease in Tasmania

Proto Resources & Investments has received a mining lease from the Tasmanian Government for the firm's Barnes Hill project near Beaconsfield, Tasmania, for an initial period of 15 years.

Vale increases coal production at Mozambique mine

Vale has increased its initial coal production target at the Moatize mine in Mozambique by 76% and is planning to quadruple that result in 2012. Vale sales manager Marcelo Matos said Moatize mine is expected to produce 1.5Mt of coal in 2011.

FELUWA awarded contract for tailings pumps of prestigious Baja Boleo Project

Long distance hydrotransportation of aggressive or abrasive products is an exceptionally challenging task even for positive displacement pumps. FELUWA's MULTISAFE double hose-diaphragms pumps are provided with two hose-diaphragms, which are arranged one inside the other. They ensure linear flow path and redundant, hermetical sealing between wet and drive end. Read more

Catalyst Resource constructs metals facility in California

Metals recovery and technologies firm Catalyst Resource Group has completed construction of its laboratory and recovery facility in California. Read more

TS 525 Radial telescopic conveyor utilized in heap leaching operation in Kazakhstan

Before the acquisition of the TS 525 Radial Telescopic Conveyor this customer was stockpiling the material by unloading trucks directly into a stockpile heap. As a key factor in a successful heap leaching operation is ‘permeability’, stockpiling in this way meant the material was too compacted. This resulted in an ineffective leaching project as the solution could not percolate the compacted areas which left valuable minerals lost within the material. Read more

Hansen Industrial Transmissions moves forward under new ownership of Sumitomo Heavy Industries

Industrial gearbox specialist Hansen Industrial Transmissions (HIT), formerly in hands of Hansen Transmissions International (HTI), and acquired by Sumitomo Heavy Industries (SHI) in March 2011, is ready to move forward under its new ownership. In combination with its extended product portfolio for dedicated drive solutions, HIT, this week, simultaneously introduces its new identity at the Hanover Fair and the Maintenance Show in Antwerp. Read more

Anglo American Awards Mining Services Contract to John Holland

Anglo American's Metallurgical Coal business has awarded a mining services contract worth $144m to John Holland Group. Under the three-year contract, John Holland Group will provide coal mine operations for Anglo American's Lake Lindsay and Oak […]

Scandinavian Devico Carves Out Leadership Position in Accurate and Precise Drilling Equipment

Within an ordinary industrial building in central Norway, people hover over a test drillhole running many meters deep. They are Devico engineers assessing the latest enhancements to the DeviTool surveying equipment in the test facility […]

Molycorp Signs R&D Agreement with Ames

Molycorp has entered into a cooperative research and development agreement with the US Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory.  Molycorp will team-up with Ames to develop new methods of creating commercial-grade rare-earth permanent magnets. Read more