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SCADA System Lets Users Leverage Cloud-based Benefits Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) recently launched Experion Elevate, a real-time process supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA)...

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Mining Markets

State of the Mining Market Q1 2017 Activity in the mining industry reflects the global economy generally and industrial production in particular. After encouraging price increases last year, there was...
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Mining Operations & Strategies

Trial, Error and Success — Finding the Right Blasting Technology Pays Off Blasting specialist Dyno Nobel recently reported on an interesting and effective blasting-optimization project at an...

Suppliers Report

Canadian Phosphate Project Contracts German Supplier Arianne Phosphate signed FLSmidth to provide all production equipment and engineering for their future plant, Lac à Paul in...
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Mining Equipment Gallery

Variable Horsepower Graders Now Available in Regional Markets Global construction equipment brand Shandong Lingong Construction Machinery Co. Ltd. (SDLG) has launched variable horsepower versions of...

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

Steve Fiscor, Publisher/ Editor-in-Chief A Mining Crisis Looms in South Africa The world these days seems highly polarized, where evenly divided groups of people are taking extreme positions. This can be seen in several recent elections and referendums, and it has shaken the status quo. This is also having a knock-on effect on mining. Some...
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Exploration Roundup

Marathon Gold Plans 60,000-m Drill Program at Valentine Lake Marathon Gold has announced exploration and development plans for its Valentine Lake Gold Camp property in central Newfoundland that...

This Month in Coal Mining

Rio Tinto Agrees to Sell C&A to Yancoal After receiving a competitive bid from Glencore and a counter offer from Yancoal, Rio Tinto has ultimately decided to sell its wholly-owned subsidiary Coal...