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Future-proofing Potash Mining: The Need for Intelligent Operations Ten billion tons of potash reserves. Put another way, reserves that exceed global annual production by more than 300 times. And...

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Palladium Overtakes PlatinumWith the exception of lead and zinc, which posted month-on-month gains of $146 per metric ton (mt) and $77.50/mt, respectively, most metals gave up some of the August...
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Mining Operations & Strategies

Calculating Mine-site Volumes From Space Satellite imaging provides a safe, fast and cost-effective alternative to ground-based open-pit mining surveys In today’s competitive commodities...

Suppliers Report

Belzona Repairs Barrick Slurry Tank Belzona repaired a slurry tank damaged by corrosion at Barrick Gold Corp.’s Dominican Republic mine, Pueblo Viejo. The tank was used to neutralize acidic sludge to a...
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New Rotary Blasthole Drill Caterpillar announced its new MD6310 rotary blasthole drill enables efficiency and productivity improvements. Cat electronics deliver advanced troubleshooting for...

Komatsu Loader is Tier 4i Certified


Komatsu America’s new WA320-7 wheel loader—replacing the WA320-6 and WA320PZ-6 models—is powered by a SAA6D107E-2 165-hp (123 kW) engine that is EPA Tier 4 Interim and EU Stage IIIB emission certified.

Komatsu says the 33,731-lb (15,300-kg) loader features improved efficiency, lower fuel consumption, more operator comfort, and enhanced serviceability to maximize productivity while lowering operating costs. It uses the company’s Parallel Z-bar (PZ) loader linkage to provide the benefits of parallel lifting for pallet moving and high tilt forces to handle large attachments. The PZ linkage also offers large break-out forces to make bucket filling easy and quick. Its lift force is increased by up to 10% compared with the WA320PZ-6 for improved digging performance. Automatic SmartLoader Logic helps save fuel by automatically decreasing engine torque when the loader isn’t working hard, such as when it is driving with an empty bucket. An electronically controlled HST drivetrain features the Komatsu Traction Control System, which enhances operation on soft or slippery ground. The machine is equipped with the exclusive Komatsu EMMS (Equipment Management Monitoring System), which provides enhanced diagnostic features that give the operator and technicians greater monitoring and troubleshooting capabilities. EMMS also continuously monitors all critical systems, as well as the planned maintenance schedule, and provides troubleshooting assistance to minimize diagnosis and repair time.
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From the Editor

A Trustworthy Voice As this edition of Engineering & Mining Journal (E&MJ) was going to press, the top lawyers from Google, Facebook and Twitter had testified before a U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee. They were trying to explain how internet trolls had used their social media platforms to spread misinformation in the months leading up to the...
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Exploration Roundup

Osisko Drilling 400,000 m at Windfall Lake Osisko Mining has reported numerous favorable results from an ongoing, 400,000-meter (m) drill program at its Windfall Lake gold project in Urban Township,...

This Month in Coal Mining

Whitehaven Posts Impressive Results Whitehaven Coal, Australia’s leading independent coal company with five operating mines in northwest New South Wales, has reported a net profit after tax of...