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Drilling activity near Chibougamau: More than Monster Lake

Several nearby properties recently reported prospective drill results.

American reality TV Show "Black Gold" sparks anger in Australia

An American reality TV show following a Texas drill rig and its workers has drawn the ire of some in Australia’s drilling industry.

Capital Mining drilling detects uranium and vanadium at Mundaerno South Project

Capital Mining (ASX:CMY) announced that initial drilling at the Mundaerno South project in South Australia has indicated uranium and vanadium mineralization. The press release is quoted as saying: Capital Mining said the drilling has provided valuable new information about the geology and prospectivity of the area, which puts follow up exploration on a sound footing.

Putzmeister to partner with GHH and Mine Master

Putzmeister has reached an agreement with GHH and Mine Master for the distribution and service of drilling jumbos, bolting rigs and load haul dumpers to complement the company's shotcreting equipment for tunnelling. The cooperation between the companies will start with Putzmeister distributing and marketing GHH and Mine Master machines in the Spanish market, possibly leading to global cooperation. Read more

Joy Global announces acquisition of LeTourneau Technologies

Joy Global Inc. (NASDAQ:JOYG), a worldwide leader in high-productivity mining solutions, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a 100 percent ownership interest in LeTourneau Technologies Inc. ("LeTourneau") from Rowan Companies, Inc. ("Rowan") (NYSE: RDC) for $1.1 billion in cash.

Boart Longyear Introduces Lightning Rod™ Series Surface Rock Drill and Blast Rods with Quick-Change Capabilities

Boart Longyear (www.boartlongyear.com, ASX:BLY), a leading integrated drilling products and services provider, has expanded its line of rock drill and blast products with the new Lightning Rod™ Series. This new line of rods is specifically designed for the surface drill and blast market and features a quick-change male and female rod that is engineered for high-durability and air flushing. Read the full press release

Peterstow Aquapower launches new oil-free water hydraulic breaker

New water hydraulic technology from Peterstow Aquapower will eliminate dangerous emissions and damaging oil leaks from breakers used in quarrying and civil engineering applications. The technology has also found use in hard rock drilling in […]

Atlas Copco Announces the EDGE Drill Monitor for DTH Drilling

Atlas Copco is revolutionizing down-the-hole hammer drilling by providing a simple graphical display to show the driller what is happening with the hammer and, therefore, the bit at the bottom of the hole.

New Sonic drill rig will fit in 6 m (20′) shipping container

Sonic Drill, a world leader in sonic drilling technology, has engineered and released a sonic drill rig that can fit within a shipping container. Its inventor has also won an innovation award.

Mining Activity Index driven to 2010 high by gold financing and drilling – MEG

Gold exploration and financings in particular are driving the global mining sector towards new peaks according to Nova Scotia-based Metals Economics Group

IT played role in rescuing trapped Chilean miners

IT played its role in the fantastic rescue last month in Chile (http://www.im-mining.com/2010/10/14/san-jose-rescue-proceedingsuccessfully-first-miners-out/). The collapse in the San José mine occurred on August 5 and on August 11 Maptek received a call from the team that […]

New drilling system uses 60% less water 
than existing systems – manufacturer

Water hydraulic drilling systems manufacturer Peterstow Aquapower has developed an environment-friendly drilling technology that could save mining companies significant capital and operational costs, while also reducing the industry’s environmental effect. Read more

Secoroc PARD system – a huge boost to rotary drilling

Atlas Copco Secoroc presents the latest innovation in Rotary drilling – the Secoroc PARD system – designed to boost rotary drilling performance by combining the best of DTH and Rotary drilling technology. Read more

Swedish drilling specialist launches new heavy duty rock drills for tough face drilling

Swedish drilling equipment manufacturer, Atlas Copco has launched three new heavy duty versions of its well proven COP 1800 series hydraulic rock drills. The newcomers – COP 1638HD, COP 1838HD and COP 2238HD – are […]

Major Drilling Sees Recovery in Fourth Quarter

MONCTON, New Brunswick (June 8, 2010) – Major Drilling Group International Inc. (TSX: MDI) reported results for its fourth quarter of fiscal year 2010, ended April 30, 2010. Financial Highlights: – Major Drilling posted quarterly revenue […]

Boart Longyear Launches New Flyable Rig

SALT LAKE CITY — April 12, 2010 — Boart Longyear® Limited (ASX:BLY), the world’s leading integrated drilling services and products provider, released the new flyable SC11 rig, the only compact and modular rig in its […]

SV240 Multi-pot slurry system from Supavac

waste recovery Drilling mud and cuttings transfer Transfer of mining slurries Sump and shaft cleaning Tailings and ash pond

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 [...]

One step closer to perfection

Atlas Copco's new unique High Precision Tunnelling (HPT) concept points the way to further process refinement and greater cost efficiency. HPT features seven innovative options for drill rigs and machines, based on the latest technology […]

Cubex QXR drill success

Cubex has reported that Morobe Mining Joint Ventures (MMJV) has successfully completed its first year of reverse circulation drilling and horizontal dewatering using the Cubex QXR 1120 drill at the Hidden Valley gold mine

Gold, geothermal energy, underground carbon storage and more up for debate at Paydirt Conference in Victoria

The revival of Victoria’s gold sector, coupled with emerging opportunities in other base metals, mineral sands, geothermal energy, and some of Australia’s most likely locations for underground carbon storage, will all be on the agenda at the 2009 Paydirt Resources Victoria Conference. Since 2008, Victoria’s minerals industry has been bolstered by a variety of legislative [...]

New heights For downhole drilling

Precision matters when spending millions of dollars drilling for minerals or oil and gas in harsh environments such as the North Sea, the frozen Arctic or scorching deserts of North Africa. That’s why more and […]

WESTPORT, CT, June 20, 2008 — Terex Corporation (NYSE: TEX) today announced that it will host an Investment Analyst Meeting on September 4, 2008, at the Terex Corporation headquarters in Westport, Connecticut.  The event is […]

New mine project posted on Mine Developments – Trekkopje Project

The 128,979 ha project is approximately 65 km in a straight line northeast of the coastal town of Swakopmund and lies in the very arid desert region of western Namibia, southwestern Africa. Access is via […]

Caterpillar to Expand Remanufacturing Business With Acquisition of Certain Gremada Industries, Inc. Assets

PEORIA, Ill. – Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) and Gremada Industries, Inc. announced today that Caterpillar will acquire certain assets of Gremada Industries. The acquisition agreement was signed on June 15, 2008, and the deal is […]