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23 March 2017
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Press Releases

Downtown Tucson Chosen for Hexagon Mining's HQ
Hexagon Mining has announced the relocation and expansion of its Tucson, AZ-based North American headquarters to downtown Tucson.

Driconeq.com Get a Facelift
Driconeq is proud to announce the update of its webpage. In its new design, the webpage has become more user-friendly, easier to navigate and more informative.

Hexagon Mining Introduces GeoLogic Software
Hexagon Mining today introduces GeoLogic, a modelling software solution to help geologists explore multiple interpretative scenarios and quickly build complex shapes directly from drillholes.

BHP Billiton: Olympic Dam, Production Data Automation Project
MinLog is delighted to announce a further extension of its valued relationship with Olympic Dam by being chosen to deliver its MineSuite's FleetAdvisor offering for automating the load and haul data acquisition process.

LOESCHE Wins Order for Five Large Vertical Roller Mills in the Algerian Cement Market
Advanced mill technology for the grinding of cement raw meal and cement clinker for use in high-grade building materials.

White Papers

Dricone Tubular Solutions
Driconeq Group offers a complete range of world-class drill string components for the mining, quarrying, water well and ground engineering...

Hydraulic Breakers and Crushers
Furukawa Rock Drill division has built an international sales and service network, which secures an optimum after-sales service for all...

8SN7 Medium Voltage Switchgear
Explosion-proof switchgear for Zone 1 applications such as offshore platforms for oil &...

Controlling Mineral Deposition in Mining Operations
Hydrosmart apparatus that emits an electric field (EF) in the ULF-VLF frequency...

Sulzer Cast Materials
Wherever there are chloride solutions, such as sea water, bleach or oxidising salts e.g. ferric chloride and cupric chloride, pitting and crevice corrosion can occur....

Features

Mine automation clears giant hurdle
In the coming years, automation will change underground mining beyond all recognition. Nnamdi Anyadike examines some of the key innovations currently underway.

Trump deals body blow to Obama’s energy legacy
In December, the Interior Department rushed through a water protection regulation. It was designed to update a 30-year-old standard with stiff new requirements for how mining companies test and monitor streams - and tie Trump’s hands. But will it hold? Nnamdi Anyadike investigates.

Arrested development: why Indonesia lifted its mining export ban
The Indonesian Government is hoping to kick-start its economy by lifting a partial ban on exports of metal ore and mineral concentrates, a policy originally aimed at boosting domestic processing and reducing the South East Asian nation’s exposure to volatile commodity prices. Julian Turner reports.

February's top stories: South32-AusQuest alliance, Ausdrill's $150m contract extension
South32 and AusQuest form exploration alliance, Ausdrill gets more than $150m contract extensions in Western Australia. Mining-technology.com wraps-up the key headlines from February 2017.

Breaking free: weathering the risks facing mining in 2017
Ernst & Young’s (EY) latest mining risk report identifies the top ten risks facing the industry, including cash optimisation, access to capital and productivity. EY global mining & metals leader Miguel Zweig tells Julian Turner why companies must break free of pro-cyclical, short-term behaviour to succeed.

Projects

Poplar Grove Mine (Buck Creek No.2 Mine), Kentucky
Earlier known as Buck Creek No.2 Mine, Poplar Grove Mine is located within the Buck Creek mine complex in the Western Kentucky region, Illinois Basin, US.

Pakrut Gold Project
The Pakrut gold mine, located approximately 120km north-east of Dushanbe, Tajikistan, is owned by China Nonferrous Gold (formerly known as Kryso Resources).

Authier Lithium Project, Quebec
The Authier Lithium project is located in one of the prime mining centres in northern Quebec, Canada, approximately 45km away from the city of Val-d'Or.

Savannah Nickel-Copper-Cobalt Mine Expansion
Savannah project is a nickel-copper-cobalt (Ni-Cu-Co) mine located in Western Australia's East Kimberley region.

Carajas Iron Ore Mine
Carajás Mine, the world's largest iron ore mine, is located in the state of Para in Northern Brazil. Fully owned by Brazilian miner Vale (CVRD), it holds 7.2 billion metric tonnes of iron ore in proven and probable reserves.

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