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...

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

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...