Process Solutions

ABB has repackaged its service offering for gearless mill drive (GMD) remote diagnostic services with the launch of a product package offering two new modules. GMDbeat—the basic module—covers ABB’s...

Mining Equipment Gallery

Martin Engineering said its new self-adjusting skirting prevents spillage and equipment breakdown caused by fugitive material by creating a constant tight seal to the belt. The unit self-adjusts to...
Weir Minerals Floway Pumps unveiled the new Floway VTSP (vertical turbine slurry pump), which it claims has been demonstrated to last four times longer in solids handling services. The patented VTSP...
The new T&B Fittings nonmetallic expansion/deflection coupling from Thomas & Betts is claimed to improve safety and reduce installation time for joining rigid polyvinylchloride (PVC) conduit that is...
ExxonMobil is offering Mobil SHC Rarus series synthetic oils, engineered to help increase productivity...
Flowrox’s Expulse is a flexible inline pulsation dampener for troublesome pipelines, employing a double-hose structure with an expanding inner hose, reinforced outer hose and compressed air in the space...

This Month in Coal Mining

The Obama Administration has suspended development funding for the billion-dollar landmark proposed project FutureGen 2.0, America’s first near-zero emissions coal-fueled power plant project that...

Mining Operations & Strategies

Several countries, including the U.S., Australia and Brazil, place regulatory requirements on how mining operations must manage and protect wetlands. Although each country has its own requirements,...

Mining Markets

The uranium spot price could be in for some big moves, according to Uranium Investing News, following major accidents at Rio Tinto’s Rössing mine in Namibia and BHP Billiton’s Olympic Dam in Australia....
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From the Editor

Several trends are taking place in the mining business. Mining companies are investing in operations, but they have to justify those investments with a healthy rate of return. Cost overruns have simply become unacceptable. They are also looking for ways to improve profit margins by reducing costs at profitable operations and idling those that are...
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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.