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Deep spending deferrals by mining heavyweights has seen mining equipment order intake reach its lowest ebb in years.
Heavy equipment manufacturer Catepillar has announced a number of enhancements in its D9T dozer which are said to enhance performance, productivity, operator convenience and safety, and serviceability.
South African minerals extraction specialist Multotec has enormous experience working with gold slurry sampling and knows that correct design is critical
Since Cat’s Driver Safety System was installed in its first haul truck five years ago, the system has already captured nearly 2 million fatigue and distraction events.
Mineral processing specialist, Metso, is opening two new Latin American Service Centre – in Peru and Mexico to consolidate its existing presence in the region.
Atlas Copco is to move its Swedish mineral exploration drill, and underground service vehicle and ventilation operations from Märsta and Grangesberg to its main manufacturing facility at Örebro
World’s largest gold tailings reprocessor, DRDGOLD, has had to temporarily suspend its recently constructed high grade section to investigate technical problems which have affected overall recoveries.
There would seem to be considerable potential for some underground mines to produce their own energy through geothermal heat exchange technology.
Highly accurate stope surveying using 3D Laser Mapping’s ZEB1 hand held laser scanning system has been introduced very successfully at Pan African’s Barberton mining operations.
Sandvik’s impressive new Pantera DI6400 drill rig has won the top award in this year’s Red Dot Award product design category.
Australian software research project aims to bring automated dragline operation nearer to reality.
Software specialist Cirrus Systems is deploying its Haul Truck Priority Service software at one of Newmont’s northern Nevada gold mines. Results show great potential for cost savings and safety improvements.
Cat® Variable Frequency Drive for longwall coal mining systems steps up face conveyor speed and torque control to boost productivity
Filter press technology capable of withstanding major temperature extremes is being installed by SNC-Lavalin at a new gold mine process plant in Russia.
Testwork is under way in Australia on a German ion exchange resin said to offer uranium extraction from a saline solution with unique product purity and lower cost.
Mineral Separation Technologies’ DriJet 100 system can deliver high separation efficiency for coal from ash directly at the mine face.
Two University of Tasmania geologists have challenged orthodox thinking around the formation of the fabulously rich reefs that inspired the famous Australian gold rushes of the 19th century.
International Mining Magazine is putting together the first major international mining conference to be held in Myanmar to take place at the end of October this year.
As mines get deeper and costs and safety concerns ratchet upwards so, increasingly, gold and platinum miners are looking for new technological ideas to help solve their problems.
Immersive Technologies’ new IM360 simulator features the flexibility to provide simulation based training for all machines with modules covering surface, underground hard rock and underground coal equipment.
Caterpillar’s new MD5150C track drill has 18% more power, a compressor that can deliver 33% more air volume and 40% more air pressure, 19% faster tram speed and 40% greater ground clearance.
Mineral processing specialist Metso has announced a redesign of its Nordberg CVB inclined circular motion screen
New model K-Series tractor scraper units from Caterpillar offer a number of added enhancements over its previous H-Series models.
MDM Engineering’s announcement that it is to be acquired by Foster Wheeler, while the latter is in the process of combining with AMEC would result in formation of an EPCM powerhouse.
The opening of Rio Tinto’s Processing and Excellence Centre (PEC) in Brisbane, Australia represents the next phase in the company’s very impressive Mine of the Future program
ABB, the Swiss headquartered power and automation specialist has won a three year Long Term Service Agreement from Boliden for its Aitik copper mine, already one of the most efficient in the world.
South Africa’s Booyco Electronics has developed what it describes as “the most cost effective, sophisticated and low maintenance gas detection device in the mining industry.”
S&P analysts advise they feel gold, copper and iron ore prices will not improve in 2014 or 2015, resulting in limited exploration investment and lower drilling services demand.
An iron ore tailings reclamation project in Swaziland is being undertaken using Weir Minerals pumps and cyclones in an order won against international competition.
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