London-based diversified miner Rio Tinto (LON:RIO) is taking a page out of BHP Billiton's playbook and is looking at selling some or all of its diamond mines.
Open Pit Mining News
Modular Mining Systems, Inc. (Modular), the world leader in information management solutions for mining operations, announces that SouthGobi Resources, Ltd. has chosen to implement the Modular® IntelliMine® Integrated Asset Management Suite at its Ovoot Tolgoi operation in southern Mongolia.
inthinc Technology Solutions, developer of technologies to improve mine driving safety, has announced its new blastZoneTM technology.
A new conveyor idler aligner featuring a safe and effective method to manually fine tune OEM-style self-adjusting idlers has been introduced by Martin Engineering. Read more
Canada’s Quadra FNX Mining has commissioned Siemens to modernise the drive in a SAG mill in its Robinson open-pit copper mine in Nevada, USA. Read more
Barrick has selected the Maptek Vulcan™ mine planning and scheduling tools for implementation at the new Pascua-Lama project in South America. The open pit gold–silver project, straddling the border between Chile and Argentina, is the […]
ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won a maintenance service contract from Boliden AB to maintain the high productivity, increased energy efficiency and lower operating costs afforded by ABB power and automation […]
OZ Minerals Board of Directors has approved the development of an underground mine to complement the open pit mining operations at Prominent Hill. Read more
Atlas Consolidated Mining & Development Corp. has reported the arrival at the Toledo mine site- operated by its subsidiary Carmen Copper Corp- of six newly purchased Komatsu 100t mining trucks and an additional 15m3 PC3000 […]
ABB is to deliver four low speed dual pinion drive systems to Detour Gold’s new gold mine in Canada. Construction of the 55,000 t/d open-pit operation is expected to start later this year, following receipt of permits for gold production commencing in early 2013. The scope of supply includes the drive systems for two SAG [...]
Solid Energy has placed further orders, totalling NZ$65 million, for additional mobile plant and equipment for its Stockton open-pit mine. Delivery is expected to be completed by the end of 2010. Barry Bragg, Solid Energy's COO and Stockton Alliance Chairman, says the fleet upgrades are already delivering safer and more productive tonnages.
LKAB has been granted an environmental permit for the new open-pit mine at Gruvberget, near the village of Svappavaara in Kiruna, Sweden. “We are very pleased, now we can open LKAB’s first iron ore mine in 50 years,” says President, Lars-Eric Aaro. The plan is to gradually increase production at the new mine up to [...]
FLSmidth has won a contract worth $49 million from Detour Gold for the supply of equipment for its Detour Lake gold plant in northeast Ontario. The order includes two SAG mills, two ball mills and one gyratory crusher to be delivered over the course of this year and 2011. The open-pit plant will have a [...]
AngloGold Ashanti (AGA) has selected Modular Mining Systems as its global supplier of fleet management systems. The Master Agreement with Modular is for all of its open-pit operations, as the company looks to standardise systems across […]
Modular Mining Systems, Inc., the world leader in information management solutions for mining operations, announces that AngloGold Ashanti (AGA) has selected Modular as the global supplier of fleet management systems. In November 2009, AGA signed […]
The Andash gold-copper property is located in the Talas Valley in the North West of the Kyrgyz Republic on the border with Kazakhstan and covers an area of 53 sq km. The mine design for […]
The miner is currently ramping up output at the Lumwana mine in Zambia, one of the largest open pit copper mines in Africa
As International Mining’s article on the latest in open-pit haulers is prepared for the June issue, we hear the technology underpinning the Tesla Roadster, a high-performance electric sports car is showing up in a truck. The Silicon Valley automaker is providing the batteries Freightliner Custom Chassis is putting in the electric trucks it will have [...]
Noble Mineral has reported a 605,000 ounce open pit gold reserve at its Bibiani project and an estimated underground resource of 760,000 ounces
Mining & Quarry World reports that in 2008 Rösler finalised with one of the worlds largest copper mining companies, Kazakhmys, the contract to install a turn key retreading facility for Kazakhmys’ underground and open pit […]
Mining & Quarry World reports that in February, 2010, Vostochno-Beyskiy Open-Pit Mine (The Republic of Khakassia) put into service a new BeLAZ 75131 dump truck. It's the 3rd dump truck boasting the haul capacity of […]
In 2008 Rösler finalized with one of the worlds largest copper mining companies, Kazakhmys, the contract to install a turn key retreading facility for Kazakhmys' underground and open pit opera-tions in Kazakhstan. In only 18 […]
ONTARIO – URSA Major Minerals of Toronto has begun mining ore at its Shakespeare nickel-copper open pit mine 70 km west of Sudbury…..more at Canadian Mining Journal
Drilling equipment manufacturer Atlas Copco has produced a new 204 page free guide to blasthole drilling incorporating eleven technical articles and nine case studies
Tenova TAKRAF has won a turnkey contract for the supply of one SRs2000 bucketwheel excavator for the coal mine extension operated by the Zhahanaoer branch of the CPE Mengdong Energy Group. The Zhahanaoer coalfield lies at the northwest end of Togliao city in China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous District. The open pit mine is situated on a [...]