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MINE digital magazine: Issue 20
17 April, 2014
In this issue: Indonesia's export gamble, Canada's push into the rare earth metals market, LNG-fuelled engines for mining trucks, holistic conveyor belt monitoring, increasing yields from...
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Fortune hunters: the top ten best paid mining jobs 16 April, 2014 Mining salaries can be very lucrative but vary widely depending on the location, size of the company, years of experience and the educational qualifications of an employee....

Powdered up: Iluka and Metalysis tie-up opens up titanium production market 14 April, 2014 by Adam Leach Metalysis hit the headlines in 2013 with a technology which professes to change low quality oxides, such as titanium, into high value powders. The company recently received a £12.2m investment...

Ex-Fortescue boss Andrew Forrest and the war on slavery in Pakistan 14 April, 2014 by Heidi Vella Former CEO of Fortescue Metals, Andrew Forrest, has promised to provide Pakistan with new technology for processing lignite coal in exchange for tougher laws on slavery in the country. Energy...

Ten technologies with the power to transform mining 11 April, 2014 The Internet of Things, robotics and plasma are transforming mining into a safer and more productive industry. Mining-technology.com picks ten technologies with the potential to transform...

Ultra-deep mining – overcoming challenges with industry collaboration 09 April, 2014 by Heidi Vella A new industry-funded initiative from the Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation (CEMI) in Ontario, Canada is working to develop technological solutions to the problems holding...

A stark warning for iron ore as investors draw a line between quantity and quality 07 April, 2014 by Adam Leach With iron ore prices set to drop over an influx of low-cost supplies from Australia and stalling Chinese growth, London investment bank SP Angel is shifting focus to factor in issues such as...

March's top stories: Rio Tinto and Mongolia partner, Ontario Ring of Fire deal 03 April, 2014 Rio Tinto's plan to develop a $6.6bn underground expansion of Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold mine in Mongolia is set to advance. The Ontario Government and Matawa-member First Nations have signed...

Mining safely – innovative technologies to prevent mining accidents 03 April, 2014 Mining-technology.com lists seven innovative technologies to prevent mining...

Plasma power: increasing precious metal yields from complex ores 02 April, 2014 by Elly Earls Plasma technology capable of increasing precious metal yields from complex ores by over 1,000% could change the face of the mining industry. Elly Earls spoke to the managing director of Toss...

Wildfire engulfs Hazelwood mine: Victoria blaze in pictures 01 April, 2014 by Chris Lo A recent wildfire in Victoria spread to the Hazelwood open-pit coal mine, setting ablaze two disused coal faces and prompting a 45-day firefighting effort. Photographs released by...

Multicopter completes solo journey through German coalmine - video 31 March, 2014 by Adam Leach A flying robot has overcome treacherous terrain, swirling dust and turbulence to sweep autonomously through a German coalmine. We take a look at the trip, the technology and its chances of...

Fuelling the future: Shell and Caterpillar trial LNG solutions in Canada 28 March, 2014 by Julian Turner Shell Canada and Caterpillar are testing a new engine and fuel mix using liquefied natural gas (LNG) that could reduce operating costs and greenhouse gas emissions from oil sands mining. We...

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