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Rio Tinto creates new $10 million Centre for Underground Mine Construction

img_sd_d5047_w0c2079.jpg On November 25, Rio Tinto announced the establishment of the Rio Tinto Centre for Underground Mine Construction (RTC-UMC) at the Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation (CEMI) located in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. Rio Tinto will be investing $10 million dollars over five years to undertake research at the centre.

Rajant tests its ideas for tele-operated vehicles to assist in mine search and rescue missions

Rajant, a leading provider of wireless mining solutions, will showcase an Autonomous Mine Rescue project it recently supported and participated in, in conjunction with the Colorado School of Mines, during the AUVSI Unmanned Systems North America 2010 show from August 24 to 27, 2010 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado. The test project was [...]

South African Miner Turns from Trial Mining to Acquiring Equipment

Central Rand Gold has completed trial mining and has now talking with equipment dealers about developing its underground mine, reports Mining Weekly. "With the completion of trial mining, the focus now shifts to developing the […]

Dux Machinery offers articulated four-wheel drive personnel carriers

DUX articulated four-wheel drive personnel carriers offer safe and reliable personnel transport for underground hard-rock mines and tunnelling projects worldwide. Their heavy-duty oscillation roller bearing guarantees minimum maintenance, a smooth ride and 4-wheel ground contact […]

Newcrest Developing Australia’s Largest Underground Mine

Newcrest Mining is investing A$1.91 billion to develop an underground panel cave mine to extract the Cadia East orebody as the next major ore source for its Cadia Valley operations in central western New South […]

Newcrest Developing Australia’s Largest Underground Mine

Newcrest Mining is investing A$1.91 billion to develop an underground panel cave mine to extract the Cadia East orebody as the next major ore source for its Cadia Valley operations in central western New South […]

Rio Tinto expands Mine of the Future programme

Rio Tinto is expanding its Mine of the Future™ programme to develop new equipment and systems for deep underground mines and has selected three partners to work on the project. Aker Wirth and Atlas Copco […]

Treating acid mine drainage from past coal mining activities

Skelly and Loy has designed and permitted the first acid mine drainage (AMD) treatment system in the Blacklegs Creek Watershed in southern Indiana County. It is designed to reduce iron and acidity loading of the Kolb discharges and consists of a wet seal to capture the underground mine discharge, piping network, innovative aeration system and [...]

Metso's innovative research and development has taken their line of cone crushers to the next level with the Nordberg MP1250

Metso's innovative research and development has taken their line of cone crushers to the next level. With the Nordberg MP®1250, Metso is providing up to 30% increase in capacity as a result of advanced crushing […]

Codelco and Rio look for better technologies to mine and refine copper

Rio Tinto and Codelco have entered into the Río de Cobre (River of Copper) technology alliance agreement.  This new alliance allows both companies to jointly pursue next generation copper mining and processing technology development.  The aim is to deliver safer, more energy efficient and lower cost of production from both current and next generation open-pit [...]

Fuel cells for underground vehicles – progress is being made

One of the articles in IM’s forthcoming September issue looks at fuel cells vehicles for underground mines, and mentions the Fuelcell Propulsion Institute (www.fuelcellpropulsion.org). A government-industry consortium - the Mine Safety and Health Administration, United Mine Workers of America, a fuelcell-vehicle developer, safety consultancy, and a coal company - are developing and will demonstrate a zero-emission, fuelcell-powered [...]

Two Kentucky accidents injure 10

A PAIR of incidents at coal mines in Kentucky last Thursday left eight men injured at a Muhlenberg County underground mine and two hurt at a Floyd County highwall operation……more at International Longwall News

Quimsacocha Gold Mine Development

The property consists of four mining concessions covering an aggregate area of approximately 12,967 ha and is located in southern Ecuador, 30 km SW of the city of Cuenca at an elevation of 3,600 m. […]

Tennesee Zinc Mine Installs Large Leaky Feeder Radio System

SRA Corporation is focused on the development of its zinc projects in the state of Tennessee. SRA’s goal to become a major zinc producer through re-opening the Mid-Tennessee Zinc Mines is coming to fruition as […]

New mine project posted on Mine Developments – Pilanesberg Project

The project is located northwest of Rustenburg, Northwest Province, South Africa, and to the south of the Pilanesberg Game Reserve and Sun City. Covers the Frischgewaagd 96 JQ and Ledig 909 JQ farms. The proposed […]

Adex Mining Awards Contract to SGS Lakefield Research Limited for Mineralogy Assessment Studies

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(MARKET WIRE)–May 21, 2008 — Adex Mining Inc. ("Adex" or the "Company") (CDNX:ADE.V – News) is pleased to announce the award of an ore mineralogy assessment contract for the development of tungsten, molybdenum, tin […]

MSHA certification for ActiveMine

Active Control Technology has applied to have key components of ActiveMineTM, a 100% wireless two-way voice communications and tracking system for underground miners, certified by the US Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). The company […]

Coeur d'Alene Mines progresses operational improvements at Cerro Bayo

Coeur d’Alene Mines announced today that as part of the ongoing operational improvement program at its Cerro Bayo mine in southern Chile, the mine will be upgrading its electrical infrastructure, which will result in a temporary suspension of mining operations for approximately six weeks. Earlier this year, Coeur implemented a recovery plan at Cerro Bayo to address [...]