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Mining Operations & Strategies

The bucketwheel excavators (BWEs) often used in surface mining of soft coal deposits are gigantic machines. With great size comes great punishment. BWEs must absorb a tremendous amount of impact...

Suppliers Report

For an industry that mostly measures its success in terms of the volume of rock blasted, hauled, processed into product and shipped, a growing dependency on an often-arcane tool such as software is...
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Trash Pumps are Self-priming

Thompson Pump TSC pumps are multi-purpose, automatic priming trash pump units that provide flows up to 1,460 gpm (5,500 l/min) and heads up to 150 ft.

Available in 4- and 5-in. (102-162 mm) models, they handle solids up to 3 in. The TSC pump end is self-priming—capable of re-priming although the add-on automatic priming system rarely fails. The pump case offers a large cleanout to remove debris from the impeller or repair common wear items without having to disconnect the suction hose or pipe.

From the Editor

This month, E&MJ offers an in-depth report on Newmont Mining Corp. When gold prices started to decline, the company began to optimize operations and sell assets. Lowering operating costs allowed it to invest in operations during the downturn and now they are reaping the rewards.
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Exploration Roundup

Aston Bay Holdings has initiated at $C4 million field program at the Storm copper project on Somerset Island, Nunavut, Canada, where BHP Billiton can earn a 75% interest in the project by spending a...

This Month in Coal Mining

Contura Energy completed the previously announced acquisition of several core assets from Alpha Natural Resources (ANR), which was a key step for Alpha to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Contura...