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Komatsu has unveiled its new KOMTRAX Plus remote monitoring system for mining equipment thus enabling constant evaluation of a machine’s condition and operations.
Veolia Water Technologies has been working successfully with a Canadian gold mine to make effluent containing cyanide, ammonia and copper safe for downstream fish and invertebrates.
Multotec’s mill liner optimisation system comprises a number of elements to perform condition monitoring for a complete and efficient way of managing mill liners.
There is an urgent need for mining research in South Africa, particularly around mechanisation, says Dr Declan Vogt, director of Wits University’s Centre for Mechanised Mining Systems.
Antofagasta’s biggest Chilean copper mine, Los Pelambres, is to have a significant part of its power supplied by solar energy from next year from SunEdison’s Javiera solar voltaic project.
Murray & Roberts Cementation reports on progress on its development contracts at Zambia's Lubabmbe copper mine - a jv between ARM, Vale and ZCCM
Komatsu Australia has launched the new HM400-3M0 40t articulated dump truck and points to many improvements over its predecessor model.
Outotec’s HSC 8.0 software update, rewritten using the latest Microsoft .NET 4.5 environment, helps improve existing processes and develop new ones.
The mineral processing equipment arm of Terex Corporation has announced its latest high capacity modular jaw crusher – its largest to date.
Environmental group worries about expansions in Europe’s lignite mining and burning, which it says could add 118 million tonnes in CO2 emissions a year.
German ice plant manufacturer KTI has successfully introduced its ice plants to help cool working area temperatures at one of South Africa’s deeper gold mines.
Metallica has appointed the Australian arm of South Africa’s Consulmet as the Preferred Engineering Contractor for its Urquhart Point zircon/rutile/ilmenite project.
Knauf, a major miner of construction materials, has switched over to using an Atlas Copco hydraulic breaker from blasting as its primary production method at a Latvian gypsum mine.
The new mine hoist together with the modernization of the mine’s other seven existing hoists will ensure high and safe production for another 20 years.
Atlas Copco chose Sweden’s Kristineberg underground zinc/copper/lead/gold/silver mine as the testing ground for its new ST18 Scooptram with excellent results.
Australian headquartered global explosives specialists, Orica, have been awarded the 2014 CEEC Medal for use of the chemical energy in explosives to improve ore fragmentation and deliver a step change in mine processing efficiency.
The U.S. professional body for mining engineers, metallurgists and explorationists has issued a paper addressing mining industry best practices in the safe use of cyanide in gold and silver processing.
Murray and Roberts Cementation and Thyssen Schachtbau, in conjunction with Herrenknecht, have come up with the latest advance in shaft boring technology.
FL Smidth’s relatively recently formed Mine Shaft systems company has been awarded a major mine hoist contract by Glencore for its Mopani Copper Mines division in Zambia.
Australian mining software specialist RPM has entered into a non-exclusive agreement with MineRP to use the latter’s Mine 2-4D code in developing its own mine design software products.
Metso has linked with Queensland’s JK Tech in a research program to develop next generation technologies for minerals concentration specifically aimed at the Chilean mining sector.
BHP Billiton has been examining ways to cut costs in the proposed massive expansion of its huge Olympic Dam mine and has applied to construct a heap leach demo plant to test this option.
The Stanford team thinks it has solved problems in lithium anode design with a protective layer of tiny carbon domes.
Drilling equipment specialist Atlas Copco has launched a new, quiet, lightweight handheld hydraulic drill aimed particularly at deep mining operations.
It is a critical time for miners as the investment cycle switches from capital expenditure to capital efficiency.
Sandvik Fire Suppression has developed and launched an environmentally friendly fire suppression foam for mobile equipment applications.
Hit by weak orders, Russia uncertainty, Outotec cuts 2014 sales and profit margin forecasts.
South Africa’s Murray & Roberts Cementation has been awarded the first contract towards building a new underground operation at Venetia, the country’s largest diamond mine which is currently an open pit.
Canada’s Hatch has been instrumental in designing and building the moly plant for the big Sierra Gorda copper/molybdenum mine being brought on stream this year by a KGHM/Mitsubishi jv
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