Mining Operations & Strategies

Railway Tunnel Design at Potash Mine Saves Time and Money Canada’s new Bethune mine — formerly known as the Legacy Project — is the first greenfield potash mine built in Saskatchewan in nearly 40...

Suppliers Report

Atlas Copco’s 6thSense Offers a Digital Path to Systems Integration According to Atlas Copco, automation and digitalization are the future of the mining industry, but automation is not just about...
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Mining Equipment Gallery

Autonomous Trucks Up Production 30% Sandvik unveiled the TH551i and TH6631i autonomous hauling trucks. When paired with the company’s AutoMine Trucking software package, the trucks can increase...

Sound-reducing Earmuffs Give Improved Protection


3M’s Peltor X Series earmuffs are the first earmuffs from 3M to provide workers with Noise Reduction Rating values up to 31 decibels.

Built with innovative foam cushion technology and ear cups that tilt for optimum comfort and efficiency, the Peltor X Series combines a lightweight, modern design with soft, wide ear cushions that improve attenuation and create a more effective seal. The series also incorporates an electrically insulated twin headband design that reduces heat buildup and provides outstanding fit and balance. The earmuffs are available in both standard headband and hard hat-attached models and are made with easy-to-replace cushions and inserts.
www.3M.com/PPESafety

From the Editor

Price Swings and the Digital Age. Last month, we wrote and committed resources to the proposed mining charter in South Africa. In the time between E&MJ being printed, mailed and readers receiving the magazine, sanity prevailed. South Africa reversed course (See Leading Developments, p. 5) and the news story had run its cycle. A former E&MJ editor would...
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Exploration Roundup

Iamgold Continues to Hit High-grade at Monster Lake Iamgold has reported assay results from the final 14 drill holes, totaling a little more than 5,400 meters (m), from a total of 25 diamond drill...

This Month in Coal Mining

Alpha to Transfer Idle Assets, Eliminate Self-bonding in West Virginia Alpha Natural Resources plans to pay Lexington Coal Co. (LCC) to take its idled assets. Included with these properties, which are...