Process Solutions

The knowledge base associated with secondary/tertiary crushing of hard rock minerals has grown exponentially over the past century or so, starting with the realization—reported by an industry expert in the...

Mining Equipment Gallery

Komatsu America Corp.’s new HM400-5 articulated dump truck has a 44.1-ton (40 metric ton) payload and a gross vehicle weight of 165,633 lb (75,130 kg). It is powered by a Komatsu SAA6D140E-7...
Atlas Copco’s popular MT42 42-mt-payload mine truck has received a major upgrade designed to provide increased productivity and safety. Originally introduced in 2009, the upgraded version benefits...
Dyno Nobel and joint venture partner DetNet now offer the DriftShot electronic initiation system—the newest addition to the Dyno Nobel electronic initiation system suite. DriftShot gives underground...
Brokk said it brings Goliath-sized drilling power in a David-sized package for mining and tunneling applications with the latest TE160 hydraulic drifter rock drill from TEI Rock Drills. When paired...
Metso said its new instrumentation panel makes control of automated process valves using pneumatic actuators simpler by providing a compact solution to enable users to achieve their objectives of...

Mining Operations & Strategies

Talking telematics, and where it is taking the surface mining sector By Tom Lampert The world of telematics is exploding. As new and improved methods of transferring information off of rolling stock...

Suppliers Report

Wear and abrasion damage costs the mining industry billions of dollars yearly in replacement costs, equipment downtime and lost production. It’s a constant battle, and one in which victory usually...
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Mining Markets

The dynamics of rare earths supply are changing again, according to a new report from Roskill. On January 21, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce announced that it will remove taxes on export sales of...
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From the Editor

Whether you are a longtime Engineering & Mining Journal (E&MJ) reader or you have picked up the magazine by chance at either the Society of Mining Engineers’ (#SME2015) or the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada’s (#PDAC2015) annual conference, I would like to welcome you to our February 2015 edition. Much as it has done for nearly...
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Precious Metals ($/oz)

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EMJ Price Index

Precious Metals ($/oz) Base Metals ($/mt) Minor Metals ($/mt) Exchange Rates (U.S.$ Equivalent)
Gold $1,284.90   Aluminum $1,736.50   Molybdenum $29,500.00   Euro (€) 1.3873
Silver $19.02   Copper $6,670.50   Cobalt $29,800.00   U.K. (£) 1.6890
Platinum $1,428.00   Lead $2,070.50         Canada ($) 0.9120
Palladium $824.00   Nickel $18,070.00   Iron Ore ($/dmt)     Australia ($) 0.9280
Rhodium $1,060.00   Tin $23,050.00   Fe CFR China $105.25   South Africa (Rand) 0.0950
Ruthenium $72.00   Zinc $2,025.50         China (¥) 0.1620
Gold and silver prices provided by KITCO Bullion dealers (http://www.kitco.com). Platinum group metals prices provided by Johnson Matthey (http://www.platinum.matthey.com). Non-ferrous base and minor metal prices provided by London Metal Exchange (http://www.lme.co.uk). Iron ore prices provided by Platts Iron Ore Index. Currency exchange rates were provided by the GoCurrency.com.