Fertile Ground for Canadian Potash Producers

Fertile Ground for Canadian Potash Producers

With an area the size of Belgium covered by potash permits and decades-worth of accessible resources yet untouched, Saskatchewan’s potash miners are seeding their future with billions of dollars in project investments

By Russell A. Carter, Managing Editor

Potash, one of those behind-the-scenes commodities somewhat lacking in glamour but essential for maintaining agricultural soil fertility and used in numerous industrial processes and products, moved visibly into the foreground last year as global demand for fertilizer components blossomed into an “NPK” boom driven by improved farming methods worldwide, along with a short-lived ethanol market surge in the U.S.

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Sandvik Sharpens In-Pit Crushing Focus

Sandvik Sharpens In-Pit Crushing Focus

Major mining equipment supplier Sandvik Mining and Construction has announced a fully fledged Fully Mobile Crushing Plant, the PF300

By Kyran Casteel, European Editor

Shaping up to be the decade’s major addition to the large-scale open cut mining toolkit, the very large fully mobile crushing plant has seemingly taken another step forward with Sandvik’s announcement of the PF300.

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Shaft Sinking Technology: The Long and the Short of It

Shaft Sinking Technology: The Long and the Short of It

European editor Kyran Casteel reports on progress at Anglo Platinum’s Paardekraal 4,000-ft-deep No. 2 shaft project in South Africa, and editor in chief Steve Fiscor introduces a Southeast U.S. company specializes in blind bore drilling of mostly shallower shafts

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Argentina Will Launch Four Mining Projects in 2009

Argentina Will Launch Four Mining Projects in 2009

Despite changing its mining laws, Argentina has become the third major producer of gold in the Americas, and it expects total metal production to increase 40% this year

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