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New energy efficient LED work lamp now made in SA

A new energy efficient light- emitting diode (LED) work lamp, for use on mining, construction, civil, mili- tary, commercial, marine, fire-fighting, rescue, offshore and off-road equipment in harsh environments, is fully compliant with mine specifications […]

Beacon Hill Resources Plc : Opencast Pit Excavation Work Commences at Minas Moatize Coal Project in Tete, Mozambique

Beacon Hill Resources Plc (AIM: BHR), the AIM listed resource company, is pleased to announce the commencement of excavation works to extend the existing opencast pit at the recently acquired Minas Moatize coal mine in […]

Devico to work with Atlas Copco to develop South African exploration drilling market

Devico has signed an agent agreement with Atlas Copco, a leading supplier to the exploration drilling market in South Africa and neighbouring countries. The company offers a complete portfolio of exploration equipment. Under the terms […]

Devico to work with Atlas Copco to develop South African exploration drilling market

Devico has signed an agent agreement with Atlas Copco, a leading supplier to the exploration drilling market in South Africa and neighbouring countries. The company offers a complete portfolio of exploration equipment. Under the terms of the agent agreement, Atlas Copco will offer Devico surveying tools and software in the range of exploration products they [...]

Ormonde Mining Plc: Barruecopardo Tungsten Project, Spain Doubling and Major Upgrade of Mineral Resource

Ormonde Mining plc announces that further evaluation work and a report by independent consultants CSA Global Pty Ltd (“CSA Global”) have very substantially increased and upgraded the Mineral Resource estimate for the Barruecopardo Tungsten Project […]

Metso helps double capacity of Gaiskiy GOK copper-zinc mine

Situated close to the Ural mountains, which divide Russia into the European and Asian sides, the Gaiskiy GOK copper-zinc mine celebrates the 50th anniversary of its mining operations. The jubilee year also includes the start […]

FLSmidth to work for JPMC’s new phosphate rock terminal in Jordan

FLSmidth is being awarded a contract worth approximately EUR70 million by Afcons Infrastructure, India who signed a contract worth approximately $200 million with Jordan Phosphate Mines Co (JPMC) for a new phosphate rock terminal. The terminal will be located about 25 km south of Aqaba - Jordan.

DRA starts work on Hakhano 240 t/h coal washing facility

DRA has commenced construction of a new 240 t/h export coal washing facility at the Hakhano coal mine in Mpumalanga, South Africa. Read more at

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 […]

Another Ishigaki LASTA MC fully automatic filter press for Gammon Gold

The highly successful LASTA MC (mining concentrate) filter press distributed by Micronics is successfully dewatering mine tailings and mineral concentrates throughout the world. A proven work horse in extreme environments operating 24/7, there are over 100 machines in service worldwide many with over 20 years of trouble free operation. The recent repeat order for Gammon [...]

Avalon proves hydrometallurgical process to extract rare earths

Avalon Rare Metals is making good progress on metallurgical process development for the Nechalacho rare earth element (REE) deposit, Thor Lake, NWT, Canada. Following the successful development of a flotation process for producing an REE mineral concentrate in 2009 (company news release of July 20), recent work has focused on a hydrometallurgical process to further upgrade the REE [...]

Tenova TAKRAF refurbishes bucket wheel excavator for Kosovan coal mine

Tenova TAKRAF has refurbished an SR 1300 large bucket wheel excavator that was built more than 27 years ago by the company. Work was carried out on time and in budget and the machine is […]

Rocmec’s thermal fragmentation technology tested at Goldcorp operation

One of Rocmec Mining’s thermal fragmentation units is to be deployed for test work at Goldcorp’s Porcupine gold mine in Timmins, Ontario. Thermal fragmentation (IM September 2009, p24) will be compared to the long-hole mining method currently employed at the mine. This offers several advantages such as: less long-hole drilling, reduction in mucking, backfilling, transporting [...]

Approvals status addressed at comms, tracking seminar

International Longwall News reports that THE US Mine Safety and Health Administration provided a clearer vision of mine communications and tracking approval progress at a one-day seminar on Wednesday, telling a large crowd it has […]

Weba Chute Systems wins BHP Billiton manganese port expansion contract in Australia

Following successful commissioning of 19 Weba Chute Systems at BHP Billiton’s Groote Eylandt Mining Company (GEMCO) in Australia, Weba Chute Systems has been commissioned to carry out the FEL 3 Level chute design work for the port expansion. Alwin Nienaber, Operations/Technical Director at Weba, says that this equates to about 40% of the engineering [...]

Chilean mines back at full power but, refineries still down

Mines seem to have emerged largely unscathed by the 8.8-magnitude earthquake in the copper-producing nation and are back at work after stable power was supplied.

Union brings Buenaventura strike to a close

Miners at the Peruvian mine returned to work on Saturday but said another strike may begin on March 3

Argentine Judge halts work at Yamana mine after violence erupts during protests

Protests by anti-mining activists at the Canadian gold diggers Acua Rica project in Argentina's Catamarca province turned ugly Wednesday and a ruling was made to suspend work done locally

More twists in Tahmoor struggle

TAHMOOR workers will strike for three days this week after returning from last week’s lockout yesterday. Meanwhile, Fair Work Australia has found that Xstrata has bargained in good faith over the past months of enterprise […]

International hydraulic engineering projects remain at a good level

At the beginning of 2009, Möbius Bau-Aktiengesellschaft commissioned their second P 995 Litronic pontoon excavator. This large machine has an operating weight of around 380 tons. It is currently performing excavation work with great success […]

Tips to finding and keeping work in the mining industry

Finding work in the mining industry goes with the business cycles of the industry…..more at Canadian Mining Journal

My Choice Our Choice Building A 1st Choice Place To Work

In an ongoing drive to remain the mining contractor of choice, to be an employer of choice and to attract high calibre employees, Murray & Roberts Cementation recently launched the ‘1st Choice' programme according to Theunis Mienie, HR director of Murray & Roberts Cementation.

ABB helping Vale Inco create the mine of the future

Aglobal leader in power and automation technology, ABB is honoured to be Vale Inco’s electrification, hoisting and automation partner for the Totten Mine Project. Vale Inco’s reopening of Totten mine is a $400 million project […]

12 Areas of Cleanup and Success report highlights work at Candelaria copper mine in Chile

The Blacksmith Institute has combined its World’s Worst Polluted Places Report 2009 with its partners Green Cross Switzerland for a new report called the 12 Areas of Cleanup and Success. The Institute says that “While previous reports spotlighted the most severe pollution problems and locations, our 2009 report focuses on 12 programs and strategies that [...]

North West Territories officials won't vaccinate some diamond miners against swine flu

Miners--who work in close quarters and live on mine sites for several weeks--could be more vulnerable to the swine flu, Canadian unions say. However, the NWT won't vaccinate non-residents.