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I should be so lucky…

Stephen McIntosh, global head of exploration at Rio Tinto, explains to Carly Leonida why his team have some of the best jobs in the industry

EuroChem pushes on in Perm

Ailbhe Goodbody visited EuroChem’s Usolskiy project near Perm, Russia, in June to see how the project is developing

In search of process perfection

Carly Leonida explains why process-automation systems and their design and implementation are so vital to the future of mining

No longer the weakest link

Ailbhe Goodbody looks at the advantages of optimising material movement across the mine value chain

Burning rubber

The mining-tyre market has gone through drastic supply and demand changes over the last few years. Ailbhe Goodbody investigates

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Finger pointing

Nearly two weeks on from the colossal tailings spillage at Imperial Metals’ Mount Polley copper-gold mine in British Columbia, the full scale of the damage is starting to become clear
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I should be so lucky…

Stephen McIntosh, global head of exploration at Rio Tinto, explains to Carly Leonida why his team have some of the best jobs in the industry

Reduce, reuse, recycle

Acid mine drainage has become an opportunity for water reclamation and reuse, particularly with less contaminated mines that have a higher pH and lower dissolved iron levels. Jeff Easton reports
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Panorama

Geoforce joins Terex

Terex Trucks has appointed Geoforce as the official distributor for its articulated and rigid haulers in the Philippines

New conveyor skirt

Martin Engineering has launched the Martin Self Adjusting Skirting

Breathing gear certified

Avon Protection’s closed-circuit escape breathing device (EEBD) has been approved under the new NIOSH standard

Five minutes with…

Bob Lowe, executive director of the Control System Integrators Association (CSIA)

Hausherr launches blasthole drill rig

Hausherr has released the HBM 160 drill rig for both rotary and down-the-hole (DTH) applications

Integrated simulator covers whole mining value chain

CRC ORE has developed the Integrated Extraction Simulator (IES)

MM’s LinkedIn group reaches 10,000 members

In July, Mining News & Networking, Aspermont’s LinkedIn group for the mining industry, reached a landmark with the arrival of its 10,000th member

ABB kits out Kiruna

ABB will supply a new mine hoist to LKAB’s Kiruna mine in Sweden

Allmand changes hands

Briggs & Stratton Corp is to acquire US-based industrial-lighting specialist Allmand Bros

Maptek previews its I-Site modular laser scanner system

Maptek previewed its new I-Site 8820 long-range laser scanner at the Australian Institute of Mine Surveyors (AIMS) conference in Sydney

SLR and Wolf secure permit for UK tungsten site

SLR Consulting has helped Wolf Minerals to secure a revised planning approval for a processing facility at its Drakelands tungsten mine near Plymouth

Ok Tedi extends deal with Wipro

Ok Tedi Mining (OTML) has extended its strategic partnership with Wipro

Wenco nets Maules Creek FMS contract

Wenco International Mining Systems has won a contract to provide the fleet-management system (FMS) for Whitehaven Coal’s Maules Creek project

SNC-Lavalin’s inclusive processing plant

SNC-Lavalin is now offering an all-inclusive modular mineral-process plants (MMPP) solution

G4S to provide housing facilities for African mines

G4S has announced that it will be able to build, run, manage and maintain accommodation villages for employees working in remote sites

RPM moves into mine-design software

RungePincockMinarco (RPM) has finalised the acquisition of a non-exclusive right to MineRP’s Mine2-4D design-software code
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Mine of the Month

EuroChem pushes on in Perm

Ailbhe Goodbody visited EuroChem’s Usolskiy project near Perm, Russia, in June to see how the project is developing
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Equipment

Systems thinking

Heather Wright explains how multi-stakeholder collaboration is developing a new era for onboard systems on shovels

Dust busters

Bruce Manser of BMT WBM and Tony Egan of ACARP report on a recent joint study to improve filtration efficiencies on draglines and rope shovels

Burning rubber

The mining-tyre market has gone through drastic supply and demand changes over the last few years. Ailbhe Goodbody investigates
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Management in Action

Maintenance myth busters

Assets need to be in working order to make money, but unreliable assumptions lead to faulty – and expensive – maintenance policies at too many companies. Scott McConnell, Joe Moser, Darryl Piasecki and Dan Roberts address some common myths

In search of process perfection

Carly Leonida explains why process-automation systems and their design and implementation are so vital to the future of mining

Engineering productivity

CRC ORE is working with the global mining industry to counter the trend of declining feed grade and quality through a novel new approach referred to as ‘Grade Engineering’

No longer the weakest link

Ailbhe Goodbody looks at the advantages of optimising material movement across the mine value chain

How to mine economically

Bryan Pullman, associate and senior mining engineer at Golder Associates UK, outlines how an integrated approach can cut operating costs

Chasing customers

Dan Allan, senior vice-president of Kal Tire’s Mining Tire Group, speaks to Carly Leonida about the challenges and risks associated with following mining customers into new jurisdictions

U-pgrading uranium

Perth-based Marenica Energy has embarked on a strategy to commercialise its innovative beneficiation process, writes Roger Murray
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