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Sandvik said its new DR461i diesel-powered, self-propelled surface drill is automation-ready and features forward-thinking design and technology for bulk mining operations. It is capable of either...
The PFL 8 E and PFL 15 E LHDs from Paus are new electric models designed specifically for high-altitude applications where lower air density, high ambient temperatures and other challenges make the...
Trimble has launched LOADRITE InsightHQ, a Web-based mine/quarry management portal accessible via any browser, even on mobile devices. It consolidates live, operational information from Trimble...
Flowrox has unveiled a new slurry knife gate product designed for use in mining applications where abrasive or corrosive slurries, powders or coarse substances are processed. The new SKW valve...
Martin Engineering has designed a family of conveyor tail pulley protection products that are intended to reduce fugitive material entrapment under virtually any belt conditions. The equipment...

This Month in Coal Mining

Leading U.S. longwall operator Murray Energy Corp. (MEC) announced in mid-March that it would take a controlling interest in Foresight Energy in a nearly $1.4 billion deal, forming one of America’s...

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FLSmidth launched its new nextSTEP rotor/stator at a major industry exposition in February, explaining that the technology represents a “step change” in forced-air flotation metallurgical...
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Brazil Mining

Brazil’s immense resource base, and enormous economic and political clout are creating a mining powerhouse that could dominate for generations.


This report was researched and prepared by Global Business Reports ( for Engineering & Mining Journal. Editorial researched and written by Marina Borrell Falco, Matilde Mereguetti, Caroline Stern and Ozgur Erguney. On the cover, at Fortaleza de Minas, Votorantim Metals produces nickel for the company’s Niquelândia plant. (Photo courtesy of Votorantim)

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From the Editor

The mood could best be described as practical at this year’s Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada’s (PDAC) annual convention, which took place March 4 in Toronto. Capital for development has become scarce as more investors withdraw from the mining market and the financing that is available now comes with a considerable amount of “adult”...
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Precious Metals ($/oz) Base Metals ($/mt) Minor Metals ($/mt) Exchange Rates (U.S.$ Equivalent)
Gold $1,284.90   Aluminum $1,736.50   Molybdenum $29,500.00   Euro (€) 1.3873
Silver $19.02   Copper $6,670.50   Cobalt $29,800.00   U.K. (£) 1.6890
Platinum $1,428.00   Lead $2,070.50         Canada ($) 0.9120
Palladium $824.00   Nickel $18,070.00   Iron Ore ($/dmt)     Australia ($) 0.9280
Rhodium $1,060.00   Tin $23,050.00   Fe CFR China $105.25   South Africa (Rand) 0.0950
Ruthenium $72.00   Zinc $2,025.50         China (¥) 0.1620
Gold and silver prices provided by KITCO Bullion dealers ( Platinum group metals prices provided by Johnson Matthey ( Non-ferrous base and minor metal prices provided by London Metal Exchange ( Iron ore prices provided by Platts Iron Ore Index. Currency exchange rates were provided by the