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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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Revegetation Product Combines High-performance Ingredients


Terra Novo, a manufacturer of erosion and sediment control products offers EarthGuard Fusion, which belongs to a new classification of products known as hydraulic growth medium and mulch (HGM2). Fusion combines the capabilities of Terra Novo’s popular erosion control product, EarthGuard Fiber Matrix, into a single package with the company’s topsoil replacement, EarthGuard Organix, and the soil remedies of its fertilizer and growth stimulant product, EarthGuard Elixir. According to the company, the unique combination of erosion-control with agricultural sciences makes Fusion an ideal product for any re-vegetation application, and customers who purchase EarthGuard Fusion will see the combined benefits of these three product components. 

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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...