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Press Releases

EXAIR's Threaded Line Vac Makes It Easy to Convert Standard Pipe into A Powerful, High Volume Conveyor
EXAIR's new aluminium 2.5in NPT and 3in NPT Threaded Line Vac Air-Operated Conveyors convert ordinary pipe into a powerful conveying system for parts, scrap, trim and other bulk materials.

New Dredge Pump Orders Extend GIW Global Reach
GIW has a long and rich history in the world of dredge pumps. Although GIW's pump quality and engineering capabilities are globally renowned, European customers mostly relied on GIW for our ultra-reliable parts and small to medium-sized pumps. However, two massive projects have shifted this vision, propelling GIW from a parts provider to a complete dredge pump supplier in the European and global dredge market.

StrataConnect Tracking Tag Receives MSHA Approval
Strata Worldwide is pleased to announce that its StrataConnect Tracking Tag has received Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) permissible approval (No. 23-A170003-0).

New Scheduling Functionality Released in Evolution 4.7
Maptek has released Evolution 4.7 with numerous upgrades and enhancements for Strategy and Origin scheduling modules.

Bradken’s New Generation Cast Lip
Bradken's new-generation Penetrator cast lip and ground engaging tool (GET) system can lower the total cost of operation for your cast lip machine fleet.

White Papers

StrataConnect - Strata Solutions for Underground
Incorporate Strata Wi-Fi into your existing fibre-optic network to achieve powerful underground 'hotspots'. Strata A-Node access points are installed in desired locations along fibre and...

Clean and Safe Mining
Underground mines and tunnels are the most challenging environment to work in - for machines, as well as people. Productivity and efficient emission control that complies with health and...

Low-Profile Portable Truck Unloaders
Lighten the load on your team with the low-profile THOR Truck...

DV3000 UV Gas Analyser
DV3000 offers a new approach to multi-gas analysis with its real-time robust, highly flexible mobile and fixed...

What To Know About Graphite
With the rise of electric vehicles, graphite is poised to be hot on the commodity market to meet the demand for lithium ion batteries. Two companies seeking to establish a competitive edge in...

Features

Honing skills at the Saskatchewan Mine Rescue Competition
The competency of mine rescue teams to act under immense pressure can mean the difference between life and death, but teams rarely get an opportunity to practice their skills until an actual disaster occurs – except at mine rescue competitions. In June, the Saskatchewan Mining Association held its 49th annual Mine Rescue Skills Competition, attended by 700 participants. As the association prepares for its celebratory 50th event, Heidi Vella asks how such tournaments help fine-tune fast reactions in dangerous situations.

Confronting corruption in Uganda’s mining industry
A new report by Global Witness alleges that Uganda’s mining sector is built on endemic corruption and mismanagement at the expense of the Ugandan people, environment and economy. What are the problems and what needs to be done to promote stability, fairness and corporate responsibility in the industry?

July's top stories: Glencore's $1.13bn acquisition, Rio Tinto signs MoU for Jadar lithium project
Glencore signed $1.13bn worth of agreements to acquire a 49% interest in the Hunter Valley Operations, Rio Tinto signed an MoU with the Serbian Government for the Jadar lithium-borate project development, and Barrick Gold completed the sale of stake in Veladero mine for $960m. Mining-technology.com wraps-up the key headlines from July 2017.

Seafloor mining: the DeepGreen method
As resources dwindle, mining companies are increasingly looking to the sea to provide the minerals and metals we need. Environmental concerns hang heavy over deepsea mining, but Canadian company DeepGreen Resources is developing a new method to mine essential resources without any waste.

Can US coal mining make a comeback?
The revival of the US coal mining sector is a strong focus of the Trump administration, but critics are questioning whether that is possible in current market conditions. With demand in decline, and the price of renewably generated power becoming increasingly cheap, has American coal simply had its day?

Projects

Mount Peake Vanadium-Iron-Titanium Project
Australian resource company TNG plans to start construction on the Mount Peake vanadium-iron-titanium project located in the Arunta province of Northern Territory, Australia, in 2017.

Montagne d’Or Gold Project
The Montagne d'Or gold mine is located in north-west French Guiana, approximately 180km west of its capital city, Cayenne.

Dugald River Mine, Queensland
The Dugald River zinc-lead-silver mine is situated 65km north-west of Cloncurry in Northern Queensland, Australia, and owned by MMG.

Madaouela Uranium Project
Madaouela is an advanced-stage uranium project being developed near Arlit in north-central Niger. The project is located within the most significant sandstone-hosted uranium deposits in the world.

Gruyere Gold Project, Melbourne
Located in the Yamarna Greenstone Belt, Gruyere Gold Deposit is situated on mining lease M38/1267, approximately 200km east of Laverton in Western Australia.

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