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New Process Technologies Help Producers Recover More Metal Rana Gruber, a Norwegian company that operates an iron ore mine and concentrator near the Arctic Circle, recently ordered two of FLSmidth’s Reflux...

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Global Lithium Ion Battery Market to Explode Over the Next Decade The global lithium ion battery (LIB) market is expected to grow six fold over the next 10 years, creating unprecedented...
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Breaking Boulders in Top Burden Stemming is widely used to ensure that a loaded borehole achieves optimum blast results, but the practice can leave large boulders unbroken in the upper layer of...

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Rodless Exploration Drill Rig Rolls Toward Commercialization New drill rig technology, claimed to have the potential to drastically cut exploration costs, has undergone successful field trials in...
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Basic Truck is Completely Customizable ARDCO announced its Articulating Multi-Purpose Truck (AMT), featuring a modular back-end platform that can be customized for off-road jobsites. It accepts an...

New Bit Lines Have Advanced Design Features


Varel International has launched the new Raider series PDC drill bits, along with new bit technology for horizontal directional drilling (HDD) applications.

According to the company, the new Raider bits are purpose-built for drilling to total depth through interbedded soft and hard formations of transition zones. By incorporating design refinements that create a new, more balanced profile with greater stability, the series provides a solution to overcome the ROP and durability challenges associated with these applications. Varel also said its Target HDD technology encompasses a new series of roller cone bits equipped with EdgeGuard shirttail enhancement technology, as well as Full Coverage (FC) cutters for use on hole openers and reamers in HDD operations. The roller bits, available in both open and sealed bearing configurations, are equipped with patented High Energy Tumbled inserts.

The series’ FC cutters are sealed bearing and compensated components with advanced cutting structures for outstanding performance in hole opener and reamer applications. All FC cutters feature Varel’s labyrinth seal ring protection for extended life.
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From the Editor

By Steve Fiscor, Editor-in-Chief Apple to End Its Reliance on Mining During April, Tim Cook the CEO of Apple, the 8th largest publicly held company, pledged to end its reliance on mining and make all its products only from renewable or recycled sources. It was the Thursday before Earth Day and who would expect less from a company with such a...
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Exploration Roundup

Cartier Resources Drilling 50,000-m Across Four Gold Projects in Quebec Cartier Resources has announced plans for 50,000-m in exploration drilling to be conducted at its Chimo Mine, Benoist, Wilson, and...

This Month in Coal Mining

Anglo Sells South African Coal Assets Just a few years ago South Africa’s coal industry was on the up and up, shrugging off the malaise affecting the industry elsewhere. Now, many producers face...