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Codelco El Teniente mine expansion to take longer, cost $2bn more

Cecilia Jamasmie | December 19, 2014
Codelco El Teniente mine expansion to take longer, cost $2bn more

The touted expansion of the world's largest underground copper mine is two to three years behind schedule and will require $2 billion more than initially planned, said the company.

IronPlanet and Associated Auction Services dba Cat Auction Services to Merge – Combination to provide most comprehensive integrated platform for remarketing of used heavy equipment

IronPlanet | December 19, 2014

IronPlanet and Cat Auction Services will provide buyers and sellers of used heavy construction equipment a unique auction experience, backed by technology, services and equipment expertise unmatched in the industry

Official launch of PROMETIA: Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy for Mining and Recycling Innovation Association

LGI Consulting | December 19, 2014

PROMETIA brings together diverse players from industry, SMEs, research organisations and academia involved in mineral processing and extractive metallurgy for clean and affordable mining and recycling of raw materials within a single, coherent body of competence and knowledge.

Apple ‘deeply offended’ by BBC documentary on its suppliers exploiting children

Cecilia Jamasmie | December 19, 2014
Apple ‘deeply offended’ by BBC documentary on its suppliers exploiting children

The investigative reporting piece exposed extremely poor working conditions in factories making Apple products in China and Indonesia.

Liebherr's mining division sees turnover dip

Cecilia Jamasmie | December 19, 2014
Liebherr's mining division sees turnover dip

The German equipment manufacturer expects it to drop by at least 4.5% this year, about $317 million less than in 2013.

ARANZ Geo offers consultants on-demand licenses for Leapfrog 3D geological modelling software

ARANZ Geo Ltd | December 18, 2014

ARANZ Geo, a world leader in the visualisation and interpretation of geological sciences for the mining, hydrogeology and geothermal industries, is now offering consultants highly flexible on-demand licenses for its Leapfrog® 3D geological modelling software.

BMT WBM Founder Recognised For Global Contributions to Engineering

BMT WBM Pty Ltd | December 18, 2014

Dr Russ Morrison, a founding member of BMT WBM, has been recognised for his long, distinguished and innovative engineering career by the Senate of the University of Queensland who bestowed on him a Doctor of Engineering honoris causa.

Atlas Copco launches mobile “hole opening” equipment

Atlas Copco | December 18, 2014
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Atlas Copco has announced the launch of a new mobile rig for boring “opening holes”—raiseboring, boxhole boring and downreaming. Named “Easer,” the rig can boxhole bore and downream to 29 inches in diameter, as well as perform conventional raiseboring to 47 inches in diameter.

Russian miners find rock containing 30,000 diamonds

Cecilia Jamasmie | December 18, 2014
Russian miners finds rock containing 30,000 diamonds

Unearthed at Alrosa's Udachnaya diamond mine, it was later donated for study as the diamonds it contained were pretty much worthless as gems.

PDE and CIBJO agree to develop programs to promote Corporate Social Responsibility in Latin American jewelry sector

Panama Diamond Exchange | December 18, 2014
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The Panama Diamond Exchange and CIBJO, the World Jewellery Confederation, have agreed to join forces in providing educational programs for the gemstone and jewelry sectors in Latin America, instilling the principles of Corporate Social Responsibility.

Air South expands its charter fleet and pilot numbers with two new 30-seat aircraft based out of Adelaide

Air South | December 18, 2014
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One of the fastest 30-seat aircraft available for charter out of Adelaide has been introduced to the fleet of SA premier air charter specialist, Air South, in a move adding significant capacity to Australia’s regional aviation routes and boosting South Australian employment numbers in the sector.

African miners focus on safety-related technology investments

Timetric | December 18, 2014

Investment plans in the African mining industry point to improving safety first, as well as increasing productivity.

Staying ahead of the motor efficiency standards

Bauer Gear Motor GmbH | December 18, 2014
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From January 1st 2015 the latest efficiency regulations for electric motors come into force in Europe whereby any new installation using a motor between 7.5 kW and 375 kW must use either an IE3 rated motor or an IE2 motor installed with a variable frequency drive (VFD). Aimed at improving the overall efficiency of the installed equipment across Europe, the regulation is supported by a new standard, EN50598, which benchmarks the efficiency ratings of electric motor drives.

Lucapa Diamond to begin mining at its Lulo project in Angola

Cecilia Jamasmie | December 18, 2014
Lucapa Diamond to begin mining at its Lulo project in Angola

In a first phase the miner plans to target high-grade diamond ore bodies, meeting a target of 14,000 bank cubic metres (bcm) per month.

CWT Energy, Resources & Marine Drills into Top 2015 Trends

Carlson Wagonlit Travel | December 17, 2014

New forecast shows safety & security remains in the spotlight

Holland Pump now carrying Atlas Copco WEDA pumps

Atlas Copco | December 17, 2014
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Atlas Copco announced today that Holland Pump, West Palm Beach, Florida, now carries its line of WEDA electric submersible pumps in its southeastern U.S. stores. Holland Pump also carries Atlas Copco generators and light towers.

Joy Global beats forecasts, but sees 2015 as another challenging year

Cecilia Jamasmie | December 17, 2014
Joy Global beats forecasts, but sees 2015 as another challenging year

The Milwaukee-based equipment maker warns weak commodity prices and falling industry investment in new machinery will live on.

Metso's global valve operations network is expanding – Neles Globe Valve Technology Center in South Korea is operational

Metso | December 17, 2014
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Metso's Neles® Globe Valve Technology Center in South Korea is ready for global deliveries. The new facility with its modern processes ensures high-capacity and high-quality production and delivery of globe valves for oil and gas and power customers locally and globally. The plant is located in Chungju city, about 120 km southeast of Seoul.

Flexible Configurations and Multiple Options Make the Yale Global King & Shaw-Box World Series Some of the Most Versatile Wire Rope Hoists on the Market Today

Columbus McKinnon Corporation | December 17, 2014
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Whether you need long lifts, special control options or features for hazardous environments, the Yale® Global King™ and Shaw-Box® World Series™ wire rope hoists can be configured to meet your unique needs.

Keeping the pressure up on mine safety

RMI Pressure Systems | December 17, 2014
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There are few industries as potentially dangerous as underground mining where safety systems must be built and maintained to the highest standards. Market pressures demand that the productivity and efficiency of mines continue to increase, which puts increasing pressures on technology to improve safety equipment.

Great Stories Continue with the Hexagon Geosystems Track

Leica Geosystems | December 17, 2014
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Customers, partners and the global brand network of Hexagon will all come together to shape the way we work and live. This premiere conference highlights the latest trends in information, measurement and visualization technologies fostering discussion, ideas and solutions toward creating a better and smarter world.

Five Critical Considerations for Sustainable Mining Operations

PE INTERNATIONAL | December 16, 2014

This article is the second instalment of a five-part series exploring critical environmental, social and governance performance issues for the metals and mining industry.

Minnesota dumps potash into lake to kill zebra mussels

Cecilia Jamasmie | December 16, 2014
Minnesota dumps potash into lake to kill zebra mussels

Zebra mussels reproduce quickly and can disrupt the food chain, clog water pipes and create algae.

Grown Diamonds Offer an Eco-friendly Diamond Alternate, Finds Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan | December 16, 2014

Environmental impact remains a challenge for diamond industry; grown diamonds represent a long term solution

Deep-sea mining pioneer now hunts for resources in space

Cecilia Jamasmie | December 16, 2014
Deep-sea mining pioneer now hunts for resources in space

Julian Malnic, the founder of world's first deep-sea miner Nautilus Minerals has joined the board of Deep Space Industries.

Canadian First Nations arrive in Montreal after 850km march against uranium mining in Quebec

Cecilia Jamasmie | December 15, 2014
Canadian First Nations arrive in Montreal after 850km march against uranium mining in Quebec

Group delivers message to the province’s environmental protection watchdog on final day of hearings into uranium extraction and exploration.

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