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New Crusher Design Combines Low Profile With High Output A new crusher recently unveiled by thyssenkrupp is expected to “revolutionize” material processing in both underground and surface...

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Zinc Outlook for 2018 The International Lead and Zinc Study Group (ILZSG) held its 62nd Session in Lisbon, Portugal on October 26-27. The session included a meeting of the group’s statistical and...
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Mining Operations & Strategies

Vale Predicts $70M in Savings From New IT System Initiative In a bold initiative that reflects the modern mine-as-a-factory concept, Brazil-based Vale is in the latter stages of deploying a new...

Suppliers Report

Metso Presents Latest Innovations at Perumin 2017 Last month at Perumin in Arequipa, one of the main mining exhibitions in Latin America, Metso introduced its latest innovations for exceeding the...
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Mining Equipment Gallery

Large Excavator Design Extends Service Life by Half SANY launched the SY395H and the SY750H large excavators, designed for mine construction. The two models improve efficiency by 8%-10% over...

Rugged Routers for Industrial Installations


B&B Electronics’ new SPECTRE RT 300 series industrial wired Ethernet routers are designed to securely connect Ethernet and serial equipment in tough environments where office-grade routers can’t handle the job;

unlike those routers, the compact (1.7 x 3.1 x 4.5 in.) SPECTRE RT is designed for environments such as cramped cabinet spaces or exposed locations and features a wide (-40 to 75°C) operating temperature, a compact DIN-rail mount, a rugged metal case and the ability to use 10 to 30VDC power input. Four main security features protect networked devices: basic NAT (Network Address Translation), VPN (Virtual Private Network) tunneling, a built-in firewall, and secure protocols such as HTTPS and SSH to encrypt data.
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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

Ivanhoe Continues to Add Resources at Kamoa-Kakula Project in DRC Ivanhoe Mines has reported positive results from ongoing exploration drilling at the Kabuli West area of its Kamoa-Kakula copper...

This Month in Coal Mining

MEC, Bowie Partner to Create Canyon Consolidated Resources Murray Energy Corp. (MEC), Bowie Resource Partners, Javelin Global Commodities, and Grupo CLISA have agreed to form a strategic partnership called...