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Strikers block access to Anglo platinum shafts; organizers may be linked to Lonmin, Impala strikes

Striking Anglo Platinum workers have blocked roads leading to shafts owned by the miner. Anglo Platinum is the largest platinum producer in the world.

Mining Investment Is Up in Colombia

More favourable rules for mining investment and better security are leading to a mining and oil boom in Colombia, reports the Associated Press. Colombia received $7.2 billion in direct foreign investment with 80 percent of […]

Karara contracts and orders approach $1 billion

Gindalbie Metals Limited (ASX: GBG – “Gindalbie”) is pleased to announce the Karara Iron Ore Project will reach a key milestone in coming months with the value of service contracts and orders expected to reach […]

Improving fragmentation, accuracy and safety with electronic detonators in mining

AEL Mining Services, a manufacturer of electronic detonators, and its joint venture subsidiary DetNet have developed a blast optimisation tool that offers users key features such as precision timing, pre-blast fault identification and rectification ability, […]

New US labour-backed study supports economic, energy benefits of coal

A new study backed by major labour unions concluded that clean coal technologies can help usher in a US economic boon, boost the nation’s energy security and successfully manage carbon dioxide emissions. The study, Employment and Other Economic Benefits from Advanced Coal Electric Generation with Carbon Capture and Storage Technologies, found that building up to [...]

NMA Urges House to Reject Waxman-Markey Climate Proposal

The following statement by National Mining Association (NMA) President & CEO Hal Quinn was released today as the House Energy and Commerce Committee considers H.R. 2454, the "American Clean Energy and Security Act," sponsored by […]

NMA speaks out on coal mine safety and climate change

Underground coal mine operators are moving aggressively to comply with the Mine Improvement and New Emergency Response (MINER) Act of 2006 at the same time as they voluntarily push to formalise new risk management practices […]

Massive support for Ohio CTL project

Baard Energy, a leading alternative energy development company headquartered in Vancouver, Washington, says that 16 major American trade unions in eastern Ohio, western Pennsylvania and West Virginia have called on their state and federal legislators […]

Gemcom Software Announces Pala Investments Holdings Limited To Participate In Buying Group

Vancouver, Canada – June 13, 2008 – Gemcom Software International Inc. (TSX:GCM), the largest global supplier of specialised mining productivity solutions (the “Company” or “Gemcom”), announced today that, after having completed its due diligence review […]

Carlson Software And Rajant Corporation Announce Partnership To Deliver Mining And Construction Solutions

MALVERN, PA, June 10, 2008 – Rajant Corporation, a leading provider of portable, reliable, and adaptable wireless networking solutions, announced today that it has entered into a partnership agreement with Carlson Software to provide world-class […]

Gemcom Software Announces Increase in Acquisition Purchase Price

Vancouver, Canada – June 8, 2008 – Gemcom Software International Inc. (TSX:GCM), the largest global supplier of specialised mining productivity solutions, (the “Company” or “Gemcom”) announced today that an acquisition vehicle controlled by JMI Equity […]

Mineral Production Data Reflect Economic Slowdown

The USGS releases mineral information essen­tial to the U.S. economy and national security. U.S. Geological Survey data on U.S. mineral production reflect the domestic housing market decline over the past year. The USGS study shows […]

Mineral Production Data Reflect Economic Slowdown

The USGS releases mineral information essen­tial to the U.S. economy and national security. U.S. Geological Survey data on U.S. mineral production reflect the domestic housing market decline over the past year. The USGS study shows […]

Environmental concerns and increasing electricity demand are boosting the nuclear energy market

Supplying over 31% of electricity demand, nuclear energy plays a key role in the EU’s generation structure, and emerges as a comprehensive and cost-effective generating option. In fact, it has the potential to reduce carbon […]

Victoria affirms commitment to coal

The Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) has endorsed the Victorian Budget’s strong contribution to sustainable economic growth, to effective climate change policies and to addressing capacity constraints in the economy that threaten the scale and longevity of the present minerals industry expansion. The Budget confirms the Victorian Government’s commitment to clean coal technologies as a [...]

Core saw sideline turns into flourishing enterprise

BY NORM TOLLINSKY You never know where linecutting will take you. For Vance McAfee, it led to a 32-year career as an area supervisor for Inco Exploration. Now, in retirement, he’s busier than ever manufacturing […]

Orica Mining Services Launches New Global Bulk Product Range in Australia and New Zealand

Today, 1st May 2008 Orica Mining Services has launched the New Global Bulk Systems Product Range in Australia and New Zealand. Orica has identified the need for globally consistent branding that allows us to speak […]

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 […]