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HPGR Exceeds Performance Expectations at US Gold Mine • New Filter-cloth Monitoring System Uses RFID Technology • Sepro Buys Agitator & Pump Specialist Canamix • Brucejack Project Selects Veolia for...

Mining Markets

At the Annual Silver Industry Dinner hosted by the Silver Institute in mid-November, Johann Wiebe, senior analyst in the GFMS team at Thomson Reuters, presented the GFMS/Silver Institute Interim...
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Suppliers Report

New Composite Custom Fan Beats Standard Tip Speed, Improves Efficiency • Belt Cleaner Replacement Program Keeps a Fresh Edge on Conveyor Surface • Horton to Launch Fan Analytic Software • 
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Mining Equipment Gallery

Joy Announces New Services • Crusher Design Protects Users, Inspectors • Engineered Alloys • Custom Screen Liners Offer Durability • Dual Action Pump Drains Drums in Minutes • Boards Expand Belt...

How Mining Shaped Britain


In The Riches Beneath Our Feet: How Mining Shaped Britain, Professor Geoff Coyle, a former mining engineer, sketches the story of how mining has shaped Britain over the last 4,000 years. The account is wide ranging, involving stories of the mineral wealth of Britain and its exploitation, from simple quarrying to the advent of mass production.

There are tales of miners’ lives and the great mining families, as well as accounts of the miner’s work, the conditions in the mines, and mining disasters. Coyle weaves his personal experiences and passion into the story, illuminating the industrial history, geology, and technology. Each chapter highlights one of the main mining fields and explores the mineral in question, its exploitation, and how technological changes affected the mining techniques used. The 288-page hardcover book is available from Oxford University Press. (www.oup.com)

From the Editor

Happy New Year! The big news this month is Sibanye Gold acquiring the Stillwater Mining Co., an iconic U.S. platinum group metals (PGMs) miner based in Montana. In a little less than four years, Sibanye, which was spun out of Gold Fields in February 2013, has grown from a South African gold miner to a South African precious metals miner to a...
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This Month in Coal Mining

WVDEP, Alpha Natural Resources Reach $15 Million Settlement • North Korea Rejects UN Sanctions on Coal Exports • Alberta Proposes Deal to Close Coal-fired Power Plants