Suppliers & Equipment

BHP commits $2.5bn to extend life of Spence copper mine in Chile

Project will extend the life of its Spence copper mine in Chile by over 50 years, at a time when copper prices have reach their highest levels since late 2014.

Gold rush in Nicaragua — production doubles in little over 10 years

Last year, the nation produced over 267,000 ounces of gold, significantly more than the 109,200 ounces it generated in 2006.

Blasters realising value of longer delays allowed by EDDs

The revolutionary transition from non-electric to electronic delay detonators (EDDs) in the field of blasting has brought many benefits to mining productivity, but there are still plenty of advantages to be gained by blast pioneers who are prepared to think ‘outside the box’.

RST launches new dust binder and road stabilising agent

DBS10, a natural polymer providing long lasting dust suppression and excellent road stabilisation has been developed and launched by leading Australian dust management company Reynolds Soil Technologies (RST).

PacStar 500-Series Ultra Rugged Communications Modules bring new levels of toughness to the networks’ edge

Featuring rugged, waterproof construction and corrosion-proof M12 Ethernet connectors, the new PacStar 500-Series is designed to deliver high-performance through rain or shine

EXAIR's threaded line vac makes it easy to convert standard pipe into a powerful, high volume conveyor

The Threaded Line Vac is designed to attach to standard plumbing pipe couplers.

EPA to scrap Obama-era rule limiting water pollution from coal-fired power plants

The move comes only five months after President Donald Trump signed an executive order undoing the previous Administration’s Clean Power Plan.

Call for mining industry to update its refrigerant systems

While the bulk of the mining industry uses HFCs (hydrofluorocarbons) in their refrigerant systems, these are on the cards to be phased-out in accordance with the Montreal Protocol and Kigali Agreement to significantly phase-out ozone-depleting substances.

UK lithium start-up gets $1.3 million to build new mine in Cornwall

Claims that Cornwall is sitting on a multibillion-dollar lithium bonanza will soon be tested as newcomer Cornish Lithium has now enough money to start exploring the region.

Alrosa to keep 2017 output target unchanged despite Mir accident

The world’s top diamond producer by output in carats still expects to produce about 39 million carats this year.

PC-5000 Series Wall-Mount Particle/Mass Monitors with options for TVOCs, CO2, and more

GrayWolf Sensing Solutions introduces a new, branded 6-channel Particulate Meter which optionally incorporates sensors for additional environmental parameters such as Total Volatile Organic Compounds (TVOCs), Carbon Dioxide (CO2), Temperature and Relative Humidity.

Former U.S. Senator joins Caterpillar Board of Directors

Kelly Ayotte is a former U.S. senator representing New Hampshire from 2011 to 2017

Indian centenary iron ore mine goes solar

Tata Steel has just inaugurated India’s first solar power project located at an iron ore mine

New player sees growth in Queensland mining sector

Recent Queensland transport and logistics entrant Centurion says it expects activity in Queensland’s multi-billion-dollar mining, resources and infrastructure sector to further pick up in the next 18 months.

Russian longwall mine sets world coal production record

The Russian Yalevskogo mine operated by the Siberian Coal Energy Company (SUEK) recently surpassed the world record for monthly coal production from a single longwall system.

Jobs secured as Qteq sheds WellDog tag

A successful management buy-in has saved more than 50 high-tech energy and resources industry jobs with receivers Pitcher Partners agreeing to sell the business of WellDog Pty Ltd to Qteq Pty Ltd.

Enterprise Blog

Silvercorp has recently published its financial and operating results for the first quarter ended June 30, 2016 (“Q1 Fiscal 2017”).

MICROMINE’s leading Fleet Management and Mine Control Solution, Pitram goes live at Dugald River

MICROMINE, announced that it has successfully implemented its leading underground fleet management and mine control solution, Pitram, at Dugald River, in north-west Queensland.

Mining industry can now predict opposition to projects before it's too late

Chalkstone was born out of counter-insurgency tactics used by troops in Afghanistan, but its unique methodology is now being used by miners, which can map-out power structures and counter the potentially crippling risk of strikes and political opposition.

BHP presses for cheaper power ahead of Olympic Dam mine expansion

BHP Billiton is looking for ways to shore up power supply and bring down power costs at its Olympic Dam copper mine in Australia, as it plans to expand following a string of electrical outages, the mine's head said on Friday.