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Egyptian copper's origin revealed

Two new studies reveal where ancient Egyptians got the red metal from.

Barminco awarded one of the largest underground mining contracts in Australia

Barminco Limited has signed the company’s largest contract in its 21 year history with the renewal of its contract with AngloGold Ashanti Australia Ltd to deliver underground mining services at Sunrise Dam, located 56kms south […]

Caterpillar, in biggest deal of its history, to buy Bucyrus International

Caterpillar clearly believes in a strong future for the mining industry. It and Bucyrus International have entered into an agreement under which Caterpillar will acquire Bucyrus International in a transaction valued at about $8.6 billion […]

MMG Rosebery goes to record depths to extend life of polymetallic mine

An exploration drill rig for MMG Rosebery has completed the deepest exploration hole in Tasmania’s rich mining history. Read more

Booming fertiliser demand boosts potash miner

Potash Corp of Saskatchewan (PotashCorp) today reported record second-quarter earnings of $2.82 per share ($905.1 million), a 220% increase over the $0.88 per share ($285.7 million) earned in last year’s second quarter. This represents the highest quarterly earnings in company history - 62% above the record $1.74 per share ($566.0 million) set in first-quarter 2008 [...]

Giant gaskets seal underground highway tunnel

In Madrid, Spain, an underground highway tunnel will help reduce traffic congestion. Like moles, two massive tunnel boring machines have inched their way forward, leaving a walled tunnel behind. Gaskets from Trelleborg provide a waterproof […]

Coal Mining Causing Earthquakes, Study Says

The most damaging earthquake in Australia's history was caused by humans, new research says.

Coal Mining Causing Earthquakes, Study Says

The most damaging earthquake in Australia's history was caused by humans, new research says.

Joy Global Inc. Names Sara Leuchter Wilkins as Vice President of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications

MILWAUKEE, Wis., May 14, 2008 (PrimeNewswire via COMTEX News Network) — Joy Global Inc. (Nasdaq:JOYG) announced today that Sara L. Wilkins has joined the company as Vice President, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications. Sara has […]

RBC Capital Markets forecasts positive diamond fundamentals despite credit crunch

RBC Capital Markets, the corporate and investment banking arm of Royal Bank of Canada, has published a research report that concludes that despite the worsening global economic climate, the fundamentals for diamonds remain positive. Des Kilalea, Analyst, Global Mining Research at RBC Capital Markets commented: “While the world economy lumbers through one of its worst [...]

HAZEMAG & EPR celebrations for 60 years

HAZEMAG & EPR is a concern that evolved from the merging of two separate German companies, both of which have good reason to celebrate. Hazemag is celebrating 60 years this year, and EPR over 100 years more. During its long and varied history, the Eisenhütte Prinz Rudolph (Prince Rudolph Foundry), which has been resident in [...]

New by name but by tradition an old acquaintance

Formerly it was called Rammer, and everyone in the industry knows the company, at least by name. Also by products it is a household name all over the world and truly one of the leaders […]

Camborne School of Mines sees growth

In the UK, the University of Exeter has appointed Professor Frances Wall as Head of Camborne School of Mines (CSM). The first woman to lead CSM in its 120 year history, Professor Wall replaces Professor Robert Pine, who is retiring after six years as Head. She will lead a growing department at a significant point [...]