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Mining Operations & Strategies

The bucketwheel excavators (BWEs) often used in surface mining of soft coal deposits are gigantic machines. With great size comes great punishment. BWEs must absorb a tremendous amount of impact...

Suppliers Report

For an industry that mostly measures its success in terms of the volume of rock blasted, hauled, processed into product and shipped, a growing dependency on an often-arcane tool such as software is...
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Track-mounted Belt Loader Handles 30-ton Haulers


Samson Materials Handling, a business unit of the Aumund Group, said its new BF40415T loader is a tracked version of its wheel-mounted Stormajor loader that offers high performance, reliability and maneuverability. It delivers a cost-effective solution for stockpiling, barge loading, ship loading and railcar loading, handling material densities of up to 1.6 t/m3 and at a capacity of up to 625 m3/h, and is particularly suited for use at unimproved sites or where loader mobility is crucial. Key features include a folding 15-m boom, which allows it to be deployed and operational within minutes of being delivered to site. It also offers higher efficiency with fewer moves and a maximum stockpile value of 3,130 m3, and is easily operated through its remote control umbilical or optional radio control module. The track-mounted BF0415T has been designed for use with ADTs up to 30-ton capacity, trucks hauling 30-ton trailers and wheel loaders with bucket capacity up to 8 m3. The BF0415T can also be supplied with an interchangeable 20-m boom. 

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From the Editor

This month, E&MJ offers an in-depth report on Newmont Mining Corp. When gold prices started to decline, the company began to optimize operations and sell assets. Lowering operating costs allowed it to invest in operations during the downturn and now they are reaping the rewards.
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Exploration Roundup

Aston Bay Holdings has initiated at $C4 million field program at the Storm copper project on Somerset Island, Nunavut, Canada, where BHP Billiton can earn a 75% interest in the project by spending a...

This Month in Coal Mining

Contura Energy completed the previously announced acquisition of several core assets from Alpha Natural Resources (ANR), which was a key step for Alpha to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Contura...