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Sudbury digging deep for underground mining research

The Centre for mining Excellence in Sudbury is launching a request for proposals that would be eligible for its $46 million Ultra Deep Mining Network, Northern Ontario Business reported earlier this month.

Rio Tinto’s Mine of the Future program tests advanced technologies for surface and underground mining, exploration and mineral recovery

Rio Tinto is testing new techniques for underground drifting, mineral exploration and improved recovery of ore in its latest push to develop competitive advantage through its Mine of the FutureTM program. Read more

SouthGobi selects Modular for mine management solution

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.

Joy Global announces acquisition of LeTourneau Technologies

Joy Global Inc. (NASDAQ:JOYG), a worldwide leader in high-productivity mining solutions, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a 100 percent ownership interest in LeTourneau Technologies Inc. ("LeTourneau") from Rowan Companies, Inc. ("Rowan") (NYSE: RDC) for $1.1 billion in cash.

Barminco awarded one of the largest underground mining contracts in Australia

Barminco Limited has signed the company’s largest contract in its 21 year history with the renewal of its contract with AngloGold Ashanti Australia Ltd to deliver underground mining services at Sunrise Dam, located 56kms south […]

Spotted Quoll mining contract bagged by Barminco

Mining contractor Barminco continues to drive growth in its domestic market with the award of a three year, A$60 million underground mining services contract for Western Areas’ Spotted Quoll nickel mine located 5 km from the Flying Fox underground complex and 80 km east of Hyden in Western Australia. Read more

Swedish drilling specialist launches new heavy duty rock drills for tough face drilling

Swedish drilling equipment manufacturer, Atlas Copco has launched three new heavy duty versions of its well proven COP 1800 series hydraulic rock drills. The newcomers – COP 1638HD, COP 1838HD and COP 2238HD – are […]

Sandvik and Gemcom Announce Collaboration Agreement on Technology for Underground Mining

VANCOUVER, Canada – June 14, 2010 – Gemcom Software International Inc., the largest global supplier of specialised mining productivity solutions, today announced that they have signed a Collaboration Agreement with Sandvik Mining and Construction to […]

Eickhoff wins innovation prize at Bauma for underground mining machine

Even machines in the underground hardcoal mining industry can nowadays have 'human' traits. After years of development it is possible to equip a modern mining machine, a shearer loader, with intelligence. Read more at http://quarryworld.co.uk/article.php?id=7158

Eickhoff wins innovation prize at Bauma for underground mining machine

Even machines in the underground hardcoal mining industry can nowadays have 'human' traits. After years of development it is possible to equip a modern mining machine, a shearer loader, with intelligence. Read more at http://quarryworld.co.uk/article.php?id=7158

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 […]

Largest mining motor in the world on Joy AFC for Xstrata Coal in Australia

ATB Morley says the 11 kV motor it recently supplied to Xstrata Coal “is the very first of its kind; historically most large electrical motors supplied for underground coal mining have been manufactured suitable for a maximum voltage of 3,300 V. [This] motor weighing in at 10 t currently stands as the largest underground mining [...]

Mine optimisation: big savings on the bottom line

Underground mining expert Tim Horsley stops work when he can‟t save a client a substantial amount of money in an hour of mine optimisation analysis…..Read Full Press Release

Modular Expands Global Accounts Management Team

Following the successful introduction of the Global Corporate Accounts Management team last year, Modular Mining Systems, Inc. CEO Peter Carter has announced the team’s expansion—a development that will enhance Modular’s ability to respond to ongoing […]

Robert Lipic – MTI's CEO is at the core of the mining industry

By IAN ROSS – Norther Ontario Business Mining is a core Canadian industry and Sudbury's Robert Lipic has been at the centre of it for more than 40 years. "Never in my fondest dreams did […]

Bucyrus Announces Organizational Changes in ERI Region

South Milwaukee, WI, USA, June 13 , 2008  – Bucyrus International, Inc. (NASDAQ: BUCY) In support of Bucyrus’ expanding and diverse market opportunities within the ERI (Europe, Russia, India) region, Dr. Dieter Gessner, Vice President […]

Robot maps Mexican silver mine

Using a unique laser scanning robot 3D Laser Mapping has successfully completed a project to create a 3D map of the San Jose silver mine in Mexico. The survey, commissioned by Arian Silver Corp, which […]

Robot maps Mexican silver mine

Using a unique laser scanning robot 3D Laser Mapping has successfully completed a project to create a 3D map of the San Jose silver mine in Mexico. The survey, commissioned by Arian Silver Corp, which […]

Active Control Announces Second Commercial Installation Of Activemine At A Magnum Coal Mine

Installation at West Virginia underground coal mine marks first deployment of ActiveMine’s full wireless communications and tracking capabilities TORONTO, May 22, 2008 – Active Control Technology Inc. (TSX-V:ACT) announced today the second commercial installation of […]

Joy Global Inc. Names Sara Leuchter Wilkins as Vice President of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications

MILWAUKEE, Wis., May 14, 2008 (PrimeNewswire via COMTEX News Network) — Joy Global Inc. (Nasdaq:JOYG) announced today that Sara L. Wilkins has joined the company as Vice President, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications. Sara has […]

McIntosh Engineering has signed a letter of intent to join Stantec

It gives us great pleasure to announce that McIntosh Engineering has signed a letter of intent to join Stantec, a professional engineering and design services firm with approximately 9,000 employees, operating out of more than […]

Active control unveils breakthrough “starfish™” feature for ActiveMine wireless communications system

TORONTO, May 6, 2008 – Active Control Technology Inc. (TSX-V:ACT) announced today a major enhancement of ActiveMineTM, the premier wireless communications and locating system for mines, that represents a breakthrough in underground mining communications. The […]

Joy Global Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2008 Earnings Release and Conference Call Information

MILWAUKEE, May 5, 2008 (PrimeNewswire via COMTEX News Network) — Joy Global Inc. (Nasdaq:JOYG) announced today that it will release second quarter earnings results prior to the opening of business on May 29, 2008. A […]

Active Control installs first commercial ActiveMine system at West Virginia coal mine

TORONTO, May 1, 2008 – Active Control Technology Inc. (TSX-V:ACT) announced today that it has sold and installed its first commercial deployment of ActiveMineTM, the company’s two-way wireless Wi-Fi communications and tracking system, at an […]

Robot maps Mexican silver mine

Using a unique laser scanning robot 3D Laser Mapping has successfully completed a project to create a 3D map of the San Jose silver mine in Mexico, International Mining reports. The survey, commissioned by Arian […]