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Future-proofing Potash Mining: The Need for Intelligent Operations Ten billion tons of potash reserves. Put another way, reserves that exceed global annual production by more than 300 times. And...

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Palladium Overtakes PlatinumWith the exception of lead and zinc, which posted month-on-month gains of $146 per metric ton (mt) and $77.50/mt, respectively, most metals gave up some of the August...
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Mining Operations & Strategies

Calculating Mine-site Volumes From Space Satellite imaging provides a safe, fast and cost-effective alternative to ground-based open-pit mining surveys In today’s competitive commodities...

Suppliers Report

Belzona Repairs Barrick Slurry Tank Belzona repaired a slurry tank damaged by corrosion at Barrick Gold Corp.’s Dominican Republic mine, Pueblo Viejo. The tank was used to neutralize acidic sludge to a...
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New Rotary Blasthole Drill Caterpillar announced its new MD6310 rotary blasthole drill enables efficiency and productivity improvements. Cat electronics deliver advanced troubleshooting for...

Mining-class Bulk Bag Filler System


Flexicon’s new bulk bag filling system for mining applications is designed to fill bulk bags with filter cake, aggregates, abrasive minerals, dry chemical additives and other difficult-to-handle bulk materials. The ultra-heavy-duty, skid-mounted system features a patented Twin-Centerpost frame that maximizes strength and improves accessibility to bag hooks while simplifying construction and reducing cost. An integral flexible screw conveyor with heavy-duty screw, steel outer tube and high-capacity hopper feeds the filler consistently with a broad range of free- and non-free-flow bulk materials from large irregular chunks to fine powders, including moist products that pack and cake, with no separation of blended products. The filler is mounted on load cells that transmit weight gain signals to a controller that runs the conveyor at full feed rate, and then at dribble feed rate immediately prior to stopping the conveyor once the target bag weight has been gained. Standard equipment includes a forklift fill head height adjustment to accommodate all popular bag sizes, and a feed chute outlet port for dust-free air displacement during filling. Automated functions include an inflatable collar to seal the bag inlet spout, an inflator to remove creases from the bag prior to filling, an automated vibratory densification/deaeration system to stabilize the bag, and pneumatically retractable bag hooks that disconnect the bag from the filler, ready for removal by forklift. 

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From the Editor

Western Australia Seeks Gold Royalty Increase The last few years have been difficult for gold miners and really tough for gold explorers. This holds true for the miners in gold districts near Kalgoorlie and Coolgardie in Western Australia. And, just as they say they are beginning to feel the effects of recently implemented optimization programs and a...
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Exploration Roundup

Osisko Drilling 400,000 m at Windfall Lake Osisko Mining has reported numerous favorable results from an ongoing, 400,000-meter (m) drill program at its Windfall Lake gold project in Urban Township,...

This Month in Coal Mining

Whitehaven Posts Impressive Results Whitehaven Coal, Australia’s leading independent coal company with five operating mines in northwest New South Wales, has reported a net profit after tax of...