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International Mining reports that a MIPAC implementation is to improve throughput and recovery rates for the zinc concentrator in Mt Isa.

International Mining reports that a MIPAC implementation is to improve throughput and recovery rates for the zinc concentrator in Mt Isa. The solution uses CSense(r) technology. MIPAC, a provider of process control technologies, is working with Xstrata […]

Global gold outlook from RBC Capital

International Mining reports that RBC Capital Markets’s global gold outlook may be summarised for Spring/Summer 2008 as ’the pause that refreshes.’ Highlights of investment srategy: The greenback’s role as a reserve currency will continue to […]

Algeria looks to mining growth and best practice

  International Mining reports a major new mine in development and a mining code that aims to promote more development in the sector, a high-ranking delegation from Algeria’s Ministry of Mines and Energy is currently […]

Algeria looks to mining growth and best practice

  International Mining reports a major new mine in development and a mining code that aims to promote more development in the sector, a high-ranking delegation from Algeria’s Ministry of Mines and Energy is currently […]

New hand-held XRF analyser

Oxford Instruments has launched a new, robust X-Ray Fluorescence analyser – the X-MET5000, for the accurate and reliable identification of multi-element ores. The X-MET5000 represents the fourth generation of Oxford Instruments' hand-held analysers. This design […]

ROC T15 for those small holes

  Atlas Copco's smallest hydraulic surface drill rig is ideal for applications such as self drilling anchors, bolting holes and boulder blasting. It has a horizontal coverage area of more than 18 m2. It can […]

Technip chosen by Nautilus

  Nautilus Minerals has awarded a $116 million target price contract to Technip USA to provide engineering procurement and construction management (EPCM) services for the Riser and Lifting System (RALS) components of its deepwater seafloor […]

PGM supply shock from South Africa in 2007; electric shock in 2008

GFMS has launched its Platinum & Palladium Survey 2008. This is the fifth major report on these markets by GFMS, the independent precious metals consultancy, well known for its annual Gold Survey and World Silver Survey. The dominant factor for platinum in 2007 was a sharp decline in global mine production. Output from South Africa (75% [...]

Seafloor Mining

  John Chadwick examines undersea mining techniques being developed for Nautilus Minerals and Neptune Minerals as they rush to mine massive seafloor sulphide deposits, and looks at the innovations of Subsea Minerals. View the full […]

Silver recovery

The section on processing silver ores also had to go. This noted that Hochschild’s Ares mine is expanding the size of its plant and has ordered five additional Gekko Systems’ InLine Leach Reactors (ILR5000 Batch […]

Fine grinding and some new silver extraction ideas

International Mining’s May issue includes a major article on mineral processing advances. Sadly some of this article had to be cut because of space constraints. The first to hit the editing room floor was a […]

Robot maps Mexican silver mine

Using a unique laser scanning robot 3D Laser Mapping has successfully completed a project to create a 3D map of the San Jose silver mine in Mexico, International Mining reports. The survey, commissioned by Arian […]

Everclear's commercial-grade electrolyser

International Mining reports that in an important advance in clean processing, Applied Intellectual Capital (AIC) has successfully launched a commercial-grade electrolyser manufacturing program in support of its affiliate, EverClear Solutions. Specifically developed to meet the […]

New sensors for machine automation

Brand new proven radar sensor solutions are now available from indurad – The Industrial Radar Co. indurad in association with RWTH Aachen University have been developing this radar for operator assistance and automation purposes in […]

Largest tyre chains

Following the recent completion of a three year expanion and modernisation program at its Aalen, Germany, tyre protection chain (TPC) production facility, International Mining reports, RUD-Erlau has delivered and installed two full sets of the […]

Patents pour in for Novariant

International Mining notes that Novariant, a leading provider of solutions for precision positioning and intelligent machine control systems, has seen a profusion of patent grants issued in the first quarter of 2008. "The U.S. Patent […]

Aguas Tenidas buys refuge chambers

International Mining report that worker safety is an essential and core aspect of mining at the Aguas Tenidas copper/zinc mine which has just taken delivery of three 12 person state-of-the-art Refuge Chambers from MineARC Systems […]