Preparedness spurs prompt response to Mali’s first Ebola case

High alertness and careful planning prepared the Malian authorities to act swiftly to identify, treat and contain the country’s first confirmed case of Ebola, Randgold Resources chief executive Mark Bristow said today. Randgold owns and operates the Morila, Loulo and Gounkoto gold mines in Mali.

SNC-Lavalin Honoured at 2014 Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards

SNC-Lavalin Inc. has won an Award of Excellence at the 2014 Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards Gala, held last night in Ottawa. The firm was honoured in the Project Management category for its work on the Ambatovy Nickel Project in Madagascar.

New Hydraulic Drifter Rock Drill Takes Brokk Power and Safety to Cramped Worksites

Brokk remote-controlled demolition equipment brings Goliath-sized drilling power in a David-sized package for mining, demolition and tunneling applications with the latest TE160 hydraulic drifter rock drill from TEI Rock Drills.

Komatsu concept more than doubles track life for mining dozers

Komatsu has introduced Dual Bushing Track, a new undercarriage concept for large dozers, which it says can more than double track life in the right applications. Designed specifically for high-abrasion, low-impact applications, Komatsu’s Dual Bushing Track completely eliminates the need for pin and bush turns and associated new sprockets.  Read More…

Fully redundant connectivity rolled out for opencast miner

Information and communication technology (ICT) major Jasco Group has provided opencast mining company MCC Contracts’ sites with fully redundant connectivity using a combination of microwave and very small aperture terminal (VSAT) satellite connectivity.  Read More…

IMPC Lifetime Achievement Award to Prof. Roe-Hoan Yoon

The IMPC Lifetime Achievement Award (LAA) “recognises a lifetime of distinguished achievement and outstanding contribution to the advancement of the art, science and industrial practice of mineral processing together with participation in and contribution to the IMPC”.  At the IMPC Gala Dinner in Santiago the LAA was awarded to Prof. Roe-Hoan Yoon, a University Distinguished [...]

Britain pledge $1 Billion in loans to Chilean copper giant

Britain offered up to $1 billion in loans and guarantees on Wednesday to support UK business deals with the world’s biggest copper producer, Chile’s state-owned Codelco.  Read More…

Record order for Holman Wilfley delivered to Namakwa Sands

Holman Wilfley has announced one of its largest single product order deliveries to date, providing 21 double deck Holman 8000 tables to the Tronox Namakwa Sands Project in South Africa, through agents Minerals Technologies South Africa (Pty) Ltd.  Read More…

Companies commoditising explosives as Asian market slows

The fall of thermal coal prices in China has had a negative impact on the Asian mining industry, leading to companies requiring explosives to be commoditised, says explosives company AEL Mining Services.  Read More…

Boart Longyear strategic review with Goldman Sachs to restructure debt

Boart Longyear, the world’s largest supplier of drill rigs to the mining sector, signed a deal with its biggest shareholder to restructure debt and raise equity.  The company expects the plan to increase total liquidity to around $US240m, with net debt reduced to $US120m.  Read More…

Loesche hands over world’s largest slag mill – LM 63.3+3

As a technological pioneer LOESCHE is following on from the success of the largest coal mill LM 43.4 in India and the world’s largest raw meal mill LM 69.6 in Nigeria. This latest triumph involves the largest slag mill in the world, which already produces 255 t/h blast-furnace slag meal in Taiyuan, northern China.

Airborne Laser Mapping Reveals First World War Trenches in Derbyshire, England

High resolution laser scanned height models may have revealed previously unrecorded First World War practice trenches. The LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) laser data, captured by aerial mapping company Bluesky, was commissioned by the Coal Authority as part of their research and development programme, which is looking at alternative ways to inspect mine entries in remote and rural areas.