Timminco says to expand silicon metal production

Canadaa s Timminco Ltd said on Tuesday it was in talks with Icelandic power company Orkuveita Reykjavikur for a power supply contract for its planned silicon metal facility in Iceland, sending its shares up as much as 24%. Timminco, a silicon producer, said it has secured about US$1-million in convertible debt financing from Icelandic private …

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MSHA honours Massey operations for safety achievements

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) in the USA has selected the Green Valley Preparation Plant and two mines operated by the Aracoma Coal Co to receive Pacesetter Awards for outstanding safety achievements. Green Valley and Aracoma are operating units of Massey Energy Co. The awards to the Green Valley plant and Aracoma’s Alma and Hernshaw mines honour operations [...]

Eyes on Indian Underground

increasing demand for coal. Industry observers believe that India is poised to become a major market for mining equipment, even larger than China, and this opportunity has led several global mining companies to open up shop in the country at least four

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Bateman makes major acquisitions in mineral processing

As IM May is prepared for printing, with an article on developments in mineral processing, comes dramatic news from Bateman. The company has recently acquired the mining-process division of Intertech, with a strong market presence in the CIS. Even more significant, Bateman’s latest acquisition, announced as IM goes to press, is that of the Delkor [...]