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Air-pulse Jigs Bolster Spanish Tungsten Mine Production Plans W Resources (WRES), operator of the La Parrilla tungsten/tin mine in southwestern Spain, has installed two alljig fines jigs from German...

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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

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...

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

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...