IRMA calls for standard for responsible mining

The Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance (IRMA), a group that includes stakeholders from the mining industry, organized labour, NGOs, impacted communities, and businesses, has released a draft Standard for Responsible Mining for public consultation.  Read More…

Eminent Biohydrometallurgist joins the Editorial Board of Minerals Engineering

There is little doubt that biohydrometallurgy will play an increasingly important role in future mineral processing operations. Recognising this, we have appointed one of the world’s foremost practitioners to the Editorial Board of Minerals Engineering.  Read More…

Golder Associates strengthens Arctic team

Marine biologist Lars Brunner has joined global earth, environment and energy consultancy Golder Associates.  Brunner is an accomplished technical expert on the Arctic environment and joins the team as business leader for Arctic mining and environment.  Read More…

Bunker poses unique challenge to GMEP

The sheer size of the storage bunker constructed for the Limpopo-based Grootegeluk Medupi Expansion Project (GMEP), owned and operated by coal and heavy minerals mining company Exxaro Resources, posed a daunting challenge for engineers and contractors in terms of design and construction, reports materials handling consultancy LSL Consulting.  Read More…

New Head at Wits University’s Centre for Sustainability in Mining and Industry

Professor Caroline Digby has been appointed Director of the Centre for Sustainability in Mining and Industry (CSMI) at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa.   With a career spanning over twenty years in the fields of mining, sustainability, education and regeneration… …More

International Mining Hall of Fame 2014

John Chadwick will be sending out nominations to the panel of international judges in August and asking those judges around the world for their votes by the end of September. There are 15 inductee categories. Apart from mining, there are categories on environmental management, bulk handling, software, outstanding innovator, comminution, concentration, and this year a [...]

Adjustable Bracket for Dust Suppression Ring

A global leader in open-area dust suppression has introduced a family of adjustable mounting brackets for the popular DustBoss® DB-RTM series of dust suppressors.

Qld pumps A$615m into skills projects

The Queensland state government on Monday announced a A$615-million investment in skills development to grow the four pillars of its economy, namely resources, construction, agriculture and tourism.  Read More…

Quebec commits up to $20 million for new Labrador Through rail line

Iron ore mining in the Labrador Trough region of Canada has been a hard sell as of late, but the Quebec government’s commitment of up to $19.2 million ($Cdn 20 million) for a feasibility study on a new rail link that would connect mines in the area to ports, may be about to change that.  [...]

Teck files report on Red Dog pipeline

Teck Resources’ subsidiary Teck Alaska has filed a report with the US District Court for Alaska to proceed with a 52-mile pipeline that would direct effluent from Red Dog Creek to the Chukchi Sea.  Read More…

Top Award to Kevin Galvin, Inventor of the Reflux Classifier

The Reflux Classifier has featured in many major conferences over the last few years, including last year’s Flotation ’13. It separates fine particles on the basis of density and size, and improves efficiency in processing by combining a conventional fluidized bed with a system of inclined channels to achieve enhanced rates of segregation of high [...]

Separation of REE and Impurities from Commercial Mixed Concentrate

Geomega Resources Inc. is pleased to announce the conclusive benchmark results confirming physical separation of rare earth elements from a commercial mixed concentrate.  Read More…