Mining Technology-Updates The latest content updates from the web site en-us Mining Technology-Updates Deals this week: Crystal Exploration, Orex Minerals, Khalkos Crystal Exploration has completed the acquisition of diamond projects within the highly prospective northern portion of the Slave Structural province of the Canadian Shield. Fri, 27 Nov 2015 00:00:00 GMT Zambia’s Konkola Copper Mines closes loss-making Nchanga underground mine Vedanta Resources-owned Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) has closed its loss-making Nchanga underground mine in Zambia, putting it under care and maintenance. Fri, 27 Nov 2015 00:00:00 GMT Making the mark: what the Watermark mine says about mining approval in Australia After a staggering seven years, the controversial Watermark coal mine in New South Wales (NSW), Australia, has secured conditional federal approval, subject to strict conditions. Considering the public opposition, political wrangling, litigation and … Fri, 27 Nov 2015 00:00:00 GMT Nautilus Minerals unveils its titanic deep sea mining machines Deep sea mining pioneer Nautilus Minerals has revealed the three mighty machines it plans to use to scrape valuable deposits from the seafloor. How will these complex vehicles, designed and built in partnership with UK-based manufacturer SMD, operate… Fri, 27 Nov 2015 00:00:00 GMT Mud released from Samarco’s tailings dam in Brazil is toxic, say UN experts Two independent experts from the United Nations have said that mud released from the burst dam at Samarco's iron ore mine in Brazil contains high levels of toxic heavy metals and other hazardous chemicals. Fri, 27 Nov 2015 00:00:00 GMT Rio Tinto approves $1.9bn expansion of Amrun bauxite project in Australia Rio Tinto has announced plans to invest $1.9bn to expand the Amrun bauxite project on the Cape York Peninsula in north Queensland, Australia. Fri, 27 Nov 2015 00:00:00 GMT Alimak Middle East Industrial Elevator Order Alimak Group (Alimak), the vertical access solution company, has received an skr11m order in the Middle East regarding industrial elevators to an oil refinery, to be delivered during the first and second quarter of 2016. Thu, 26 Nov 2015 15:52:00 GMT Musgrave Minerals signs agreement to acquire stake in Silver Lake’s Cue project in Australia Musgrave Minerals has signed an agreement to acquire an 80% interest in Silver Lake Resources’ Cue project in Western Australia. Thu, 26 Nov 2015 00:00:00 GMT Minnesota Power to supply electricity to ArcelorMittal’s Minorca mine in US ALLETE's division Minnesota Power has signed an agreement to supply electricity for ten years to steelmaker ArcelorMittal's Minorca mine near the city of Virginia in Minnesota, US. Thu, 26 Nov 2015 00:00:00 GMT Space mining bill signed into law by US President US President Barack Obama has signed the Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act (CSLCA) into law to enable American private companies to exploit space resources. Thu, 26 Nov 2015 00:00:00 GMT Karowe Diamond Mine The Karowe Diamond Mine (formerly the AK6 Project), a producer of high-quality rough diamonds, is located within the Mining Licence (ML) 2008/6L, in the Orapa / Letlhakane Kimberlite district of north-central Botswana. Wed, 25 Nov 2015 15:47:00 GMT Gravity Impact Breakers Using a Fractum gravity impact breaker, environmental liabilities can be minimised and the cost of secondary breaking reduced. Download the free brochure here to read more about how Fractum's gravity impact breakers could reduce your costs and impact… Wed, 25 Nov 2015 15:10:00 GMT Successful Inauguration of the New Steel Pilot Plant with a Loesche Ore Grinding Plant (OGP) in Ouro Preto, MG, Brazil On October 7th, 2015, the inauguration celebration of the pilot plant for a dry iron ore concentration process, developed by company New Steel of Brazil, took place in Ouro Preto, Minais Gerais, Brazil. Wed, 25 Nov 2015 11:00:00 GMT MINE digital magazine: Issue 39 In this issue: unlocking new sources of rare earth elements, the changing tides of tin, developing a strategy for deep-sea mining, how mining companies diversify as commodity prices drop, training the next generation of engineers, and more Wed, 25 Nov 2015 10:50:00 GMT Allianz to slash investment in coal companies Financial services firm Allianz has announced that it is to slash investment in coal companies over the next six months. Wed, 25 Nov 2015 00:00:00 GMT Hazleton Shaft wins contract to put out Jeansville mine fire in Pennsylvania, US The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) in the US has awarded a $9.35m contract to Hazleton Shaft Company to extinguish the Jeansville mine fire in Banks Township, Carbon County, which has been burning for three years. Wed, 25 Nov 2015 00:00:00 GMT Anglo Asian Mining produces first batch of copper flotation concentrate at Gedabek site Anglo Asian Mining has produced the first batch of around 125 wet tonnes of copper flotation concentrate at its Gedabek mine in western Azerbaijan. Wed, 25 Nov 2015 00:00:00 GMT Golden Share Mining signs deal with Canada Chrome for Ring of Fire railway project KWG Resources' subsidiary Canada Chrome has signed a service agreement with Golden Share Mining to explore the commercial possibilities of building a railway to the Ring of Fire region of northern Ontario. 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