Hitachi EX5500 excavators setting records at Yanacocha

Two Hitachi EX5500-5 face shovel hydraulic excavators achieved a high performance milestone in October 2013 at the Yanacocha gold mine in Peru by surpassing 100,000 operating hours. Both EX5500-5 machines – the predecessor to Hitachi’s current EX5600-6 model – were delivered 14 years ago and have been working at numerous pits in the 251 km2 [...]

First seabed mine to go ahead as Nautilus solves dispute with PNG

Canadian seafloor miner Nautilus Minerals (TSX:NUS), which won the first lease to mine the ocean floor for gold and copper, said Thursday it has resolved a long-dragged dispute with Papua New Guinea.  Read More…

Cerro Bayo gold mine opts for Atlas Copco critical power solution

Set in a remote part of Coyhaique, Chile, Compañia Minera Cerro Bayo (CMCB) gold mine is now using four Atlas Copco QAC 1000 generators for critical power. The generators are managed by a power management system (PMS) to run in parallel, ensuring Predictable Power for the mine’s entire operations.As mains electricity is not available on-site, [...]

Trio Crushing Plant for Chinese Iron Ore

China’s largest and the world’s second largest steel group, recently turned to Trio for a crushing solution in its iron ore processing. After a detailed analysis on customer’s application and working conditions, and a dynamic communication with the customer, a Trio MJ3254 track mounted jaw crusher plant was purchased and installed. The MJ3254 track mounted [...]

ASM Artisanal Small-scale Mining comes of age – new technology for Mining Family Units

Fifteen million artisanal and small scale (ASM) gold miners exist in the world today with a further 100 million people who are dependent on ASM. Small-scale miners extract between 10-15% of the global gold supply chain, yet they make up over 90% of the labour force in gold mining worldwide.

Introducing ACE (Allison Conveyor Engineering), the newest brand in the Fenner Dunlop family!

We now provide premium conveyor belting, complete conveyor systems, conveyor structure and idlers, monitoring products and services, conveyor components, and advanced engineered drive systems as a totally integrated conveying solution.

Maxxeon Inc. announces new ultraviolet (UV) inspection light for welding, castings and machined products

Lighting tool manufacturer, Maxxeon Inc., has designed a new UV inspection light for non-destructive testing (NDT) that combines cordless portability with performance that exceeds ASTM E2297 requirements for intensity.

River Consulting holds tight to spot on ENR Top 500 Design Firm list

“By focusing on answering our clients’ needs, aligning our expertise with core industries, and responding to the demands of the marketplace, we continue to improve our ability to deliver services and solutions to our clients and enable them to achieve their project goals.”

Lighting: Phoenix launches the efficient, compact HDL-LED Series

Phoenix Products introduces its latest innovation in LED technology—the HDL-LED Series. The HDL-LED has been designed to replace linear fluorescent fixtures. Using marine grade construction, conformal coated circuit boards and a potted driver, this fixture is designed to withstand the elements. The HDL-LED features a versatile, compact design and provides the essentials for almost any [...]

New orders for MDM

Minerals process and project management company MDM Engineering Group has been awarded the engineering design, procurement, construction and project management (EPCM) contract for the execution of Sibanye Gold Limited’s Driefontein number 2 metallurgical plant (DP2) gold project.  Read More…

Low-cost Bacterial Gold Extraction Suits Rural Setting

A metallurgist based at Curtin University has helped develop a hydrometallurgical method of extracting gold, palladium and platinum from crushed ores using bacteria and chemical leaching.  Prof Jacques Eksteen, who was formerly the group consulting metallurgist at Lonmin Platinum in South Africa, says the research began as a way of addressing costs where conventional smelting [...]

International Mining Myanmar Conference

The Myanmar Federation of Mining Associations (MFMA) has provided more background for this event which will bring together the leaders in the domestic mining industry and visitors from overseas in a great networking experience October 30-31 this year, alongside Mining Myanmar – 2nd International Mining and Minerals Recovery Exhibition, http://corporate.im-mining.com/imevents/; www.miningmyanmar.com. John@im-mining.com is calling for [...]