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Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology announces new surface drill technologies

With three new platforms nearing release, we continue to expand our i-Series line of intelligent drills designed to offer our customers a broader range of hole diameters with single-pass, multi-pass, high and low pressure options. As our platform of the future, the i-Series family comes with an impressive array of advanced features and customer benefits.

Centre of pressure

The development of a range of class-leading hydraulic piston seals required SKF engineers to create tailor-made materials and apply advanced analytical techniques.

ALROSA and AWDC signed a new cooperation agreement

The agreement continues positive cooperation experience between the parties and expands bilateral interaction in line with new challenges of the market.

Sale of 910-carat rock boosts Gem Diamonds revenue, stone prices

The company's revenue jumped a whopping 174% in the first quarter of the year thanks to strong demand for its rough rocks and the sale of a 910-carat diamond, the fifth-largest ever found.

Pangolin finds first diamond at Jwaneng project in Botswana

Project is located about 100 km south of Jwaneng, the world’s richest diamond mine.

Caterpillar results prove global economy in good shape

The machinery manufacturer logged earnings of $2.82 per share on revenue of $12.9 billion, surpassing expectations.

Reaction to the press release published by Katanga Mining on April 22, 2018 concerning the proceedings to dissolve Kamoto Copper Company SA (KCC) initiated by Gécamines

KCC is a joint company held at 25% by the Gécamines Group and at 75% by the Glencore Group

Gemfields talks up ‘responsibility’ amid lawsuit over alleged human rights abuses

The UK miner, which is the world's top coloured gems producer, is also adopting a new technology to further drive transparency in the sector.

Sandvik at the World Tunnel Congress 2018: optimize your drilling

The world’s leading tunneling event brings together experts from all around the world. As a proud bronze sponsor of the event Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology is participating. At the Sandvik stand there will be the possibility to see an iSURETM software demo and to find out more about Sandvik’s array of tunneling solutions.

LOESCHE is involved in the extension of the largest cement works in Nigeria with two vertical roller mills

LOESCHE's order for the new production line 5 in Obajana comprises a high performance 6-roller mill for cement raw meal with a capacity of 580 t/h – the largest roller mill for raw material in the LOESCHE range. The order also includes a large 3-roller mill with a modular design featuring a drive power range of 1,000 kW for grinding hard coal and lignite with a throughput of up to 70 t/h.

World’s top diamond producer first-quarter output hit by mine accident

Alrosa's production fell by 17% in the first three months of the year mainly due to the halt of its Mir underground mine and lower-grade ores processed from the Jubilee pipe.

Introducing new Magna MA04+ tyre for Rigid Dump Truck

Magna MA04+ is designed and constructed based on the latest Magna Radial Tyre Technology. The high-tech casing reduces heat building inside the tyre which leads to a prolonged service life, lower fuel  consumption, higher efficiency, and optimized operator comfort.

SRK assists mines with water use licence amendments

Applying for and obtaining amendments to water use licences is an ongoing and often time-consuming process for most mines, even when the adjustments are relatively low-risk, according to SRK Consulting principal environmental scientist Jacky Burke, the leader of SRK’s water use licence application (WULA) Group. Please see below media release entitled “SRK assists mines with water use licence amendments.”

LG once again earns top honours at 2018 Red Dot Awards

Signature Kitchen Suite Pro Range Oven and LG CineBeam Laser 4K Recognized for Industry-Leading Designs

Siemens and Anglo American Platinum collaborate on digital and automation skills development in Africa

There is an opportunity, especially in Africa, to embrace new and exponential technologies combined with human talent to accelerate industrialization and drive economic growth.

Weir to buy Esco to add mining equipment as company revamps

Weir Group Plc plans to acquire U.S. competitor Esco Corp. as the U.K. maker of industrial pumps strengthens its focus on the mining industry.

De Beers launches Sierra Leone-based pilot to remove ‘conflict diamonds’ from the market

The world’s top diamond miner will train artisanal and small-scale miners and provide them with tablets as well as a diamond “toolkit” to digitally track their stones throughout the supply chain.

RCT’s bespoke solution a world-first

The Codelco-owned site is prone to mud rush caused by ice melting on the Andes range situated on the surface, a hazard that closed the exploration area for months on end. This combined with the company’s plan to expand operations to the seventh and eighth levels made it crucial to find a solution that would allow them to mine mud ore safely.

New drilling products displayed at Expomin will mean more productivity

Held every two years, Expomin will take place April 23-27, 2018 at the Espacio Riesco Convention Center in Santiago, Chile.

Intelligent optimisation approach for strategic scheduling control

Maptek continues to stamp its ownership on the mine scheduling market through an intelligent optimisation approach.

South Africa's PIC rejects ATON's takeover offer for Murray & Roberts

M&R rejected the bid saying it undervalued the company.

Epiroc COP MD 20 rocks the drilling industry

“All the capabilities and features of the COP 1838 HD+ has been optimised in the COP MD20 making it hands down the toughest drill in mining,” says Business Line Manager for Epiroc’s Underground Rock Excavation (URE) Division, Vince Tyler.

New wheel-end seal from SKF offers extreme performance

Truck and trailer operators can now dramatically reduce the risk of premature wheel-end failures, as well as the high costs associated with unplanned downtime and vehicle recovery, by changing to a new wheel-end seal design from SKF.

Impact of electric cars in medium-term copper demand ‘overrated’, experts say

Increasing disposable income in emerging economies and the adoption of greener technologies, are the two factors to drive most of the expected increased demand in copper during the next five years.

Micromine 2018 is now available for download

Through Micromine’s intuitive software, mining and exploration companies are able attain an in-depth understanding of their project so that prospective regions can be targeted more effectively, increasing the chance of a project’s success. Micromine users are provided easy-to-use tools for modelling, estimation, design, optimisation and scheduling resulting in increased productivity and cost efficiencies.