CAE sells Datamine to Constellation Software

CAE and Constellation Software, an international provider of market-leading software and services, have announced that Constellation Software has acquired CAE’s mining division, known as Datamine. Datamine will operate within Constellation Software’s Vela Software Division.  Read More…

Altona Dugald River approved

MMG has approved an updated development plan for its Dugald River zinc-lead-silver mine, located 9 kilometres from Altona’s Cloncurry Project.  Read More…

SRK Consulting (SA) – New head for SRK in Africa

SRK Consulting (SA), the Africa arm of the global consulting engineering firm, has appointed principal scientist Vis Reddy as managing director, based in the Johannesburg office.

NCPA publishes U.S. map of successful anti-fracking campaigns

Research Shows Campaigns to Ban Fracking are Widespread

Atlas Copco launches upgraded trowels; BG245 and BG375

Atlas Copco’s new BG245 and BG375 walk-behind trowels excel at finishing concrete in limited-access worksites, and close to walls due to their compact bodies and light weight. The upgraded trowels feature an adjustable clutch to enhance versatility; a maintenance stand to make servicing easy; and a centrifugal clutch for safe operations.

Atlas Copco named top industrial company in 2015 Newsweek Green Rankings

Atlas Copco, world-leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions, was listed as the top industrial company in this year’s Newsweek Green Rankings. The rankings look at corporate sustainability and environmental impact.

CMC acquires Maptek Sentry for survey and monitoring at Portia Gold Mine

The Sentry solution is an active monitoring system for tracking movement and notifying stakeholders about potentially unsafe areas of an open pit operation.

Nautilus Minerals: Vessel dewatering plant detailed design contract awarded

Nautilus Minerals Inc. announces that contract for the detailed design of the Solwara 1 dewatering plant to be used on the Company’s Production Support Vessel has been awarded to the Brisbane office of the DRA Group.

Vedanta breaks ground on Gamsberg zinc project

Vedanta Zinc International (VZI), part of Vedanta Resources PLC (Vedanta), has broken ground at the Gamsberg project, one of the world’s largest undeveloped zinc deposits. This commences Vedanta’s plans to turn the Southern African region into one of the most important suppliers of zinc in the world “and to bring far-reaching socio-economic and environmental benefits [...]

Mining still attracting funding

While the past three years have been particularly challenging for mining, the sector continues to attract new funding, says global mining and research company SNL Metals & Mining analyst Chris Galbraith.  Read More…

Lafarge NA sells $450 million in assets to Summit Materials

Summit Materials has purchased $450 million in assets from Lafarge North America, including a large Iowa cement plant and seven distribution terminals.  Read More…

Miners in Asia and Africa more likely to switch to different OEM within next five years

Whilst miners are relatively loyal in Australia and North America to their current Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMS), over half of those in Asia are likely to seek out a new supplier within the next five years, finds Timetric’s Mining Intelligence Center (MIC).