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SCADA System Lets Users Leverage Cloud-based Benefits Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) recently launched Experion Elevate, a real-time process supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA)...

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Mining Markets

State of the Mining Market Q1 2017 Activity in the mining industry reflects the global economy generally and industrial production in particular. After encouraging price increases last year, there was...
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Mining Operations & Strategies

Trial, Error and Success — Finding the Right Blasting Technology Pays Off Blasting specialist Dyno Nobel recently reported on an interesting and effective blasting-optimization project at an...

Suppliers Report

Canadian Phosphate Project Contracts German Supplier Arianne Phosphate signed FLSmidth to provide all production equipment and engineering for their future plant, Lac à Paul in...
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Mining Equipment Gallery

Variable Horsepower Graders Now Available in Regional Markets Global construction equipment brand Shandong Lingong Construction Machinery Co. Ltd. (SDLG) has launched variable horsepower versions of...

Compact Spectrometer for Field Use


Spectral Evolution says its SM-3500 full range spectrometer is designed to enhance collection and analysis of in-the-field mineral data, from early exploration/mineral identification to analysis for extraction and production.

With a full spectral range (UV/VIS/NIR) from 350-2,500 nm, users can identify mineral groups such as Al(OH), sulphates, Si(OH), Fe(OH), Mg(OH), carbonate minerals, silicates, zeolites, rare earths and massive sulphides. Unit capabilities include full range UV/VIS/NIR in one scan; very fast scanning, with autoshutter, autoexposure and auto-dark correction; compact design that weighs less than 8 lb (3.6 kg) and has no moving parts; and DARWin SP data acquisition software that produces ASCII-compatible files without post-processing for use with third-party software including SpecMIN, TSG, IOGAS and GRAMS. Other features include a USGS mineral reference library included with DARWin, capability to work with laptop or Getac PS-236 Personal Digital Assistant (PDA), available mineral contact probe and benchtop mineral reflectance probe and a wide range of field accessories, including fold-up cart for core shack use.
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From the Editor

Steve Fiscor, Publisher/ Editor-in-Chief A Mining Crisis Looms in South Africa The world these days seems highly polarized, where evenly divided groups of people are taking extreme positions. This can be seen in several recent elections and referendums, and it has shaken the status quo. This is also having a knock-on effect on mining. Some...
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Exploration Roundup

Marathon Gold Plans 60,000-m Drill Program at Valentine Lake Marathon Gold has announced exploration and development plans for its Valentine Lake Gold Camp property in central Newfoundland that...

This Month in Coal Mining

Rio Tinto Agrees to Sell C&A to Yancoal After receiving a competitive bid from Glencore and a counter offer from Yancoal, Rio Tinto has ultimately decided to sell its wholly-owned subsidiary Coal...