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This Month in Coal Mining

Russian coal mining company Mechel is testing a new coal terminal, Port Posiet, in Russia’s Primorye region. A $128 million port upgrade will enable the company to significantly enhance Asia-Pacific exports;...

Process Solutions

Mining Equipment Gallery

article thumbnailCaterpillar says its new D10T2 dozer builds on the proven D10T with refinements to its power train, automated controls and structures. The result: high productivity, reliable operation with...
article thumbnailCase Construction Equipment’s new 1221F loader is the newest and largest model in the company’s F Series wheel loader line. Designed with an 11.9-liter, Tier 4 Interim-certified engine that delivers up to...
article thumbnailMinemax Planner, according to the vendor, takes advantage of the latest advances in computing hardware and modern pit optimization algorithms. The all-new software solution is described as a fast,...
article thumbnailDoran Manufacturing has unveiled a new tire pressure sensor specifically designed for off-the-road (OTR) tire applications. The sensor includes a patent-pending seal design with a built-in filter to...
article thumbnailWear‐Con SHC800 cast wear panels are cast from a proprietary blended alloy with a hardness of 55 to 58 HRc. They feature abrasion, erosion and corrosion resistance; and are easy to install and...

CSR Watch

India is no easy place to be a woman. Despite comprising a workforce majority in the teeming nation of 1.2 billion with equal rights under a 1949 constitution, India’s women are almost universally...
In the immense expanse of the Australian Central Western Desert that engulfs Newmont Mining Corp.’s Jundee complex in the Yandal goldfield 1,100 km northeast of Perth, water, food and people are...
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Suppliers Report

Hexagon recently acquired Aibotix, the Kassel, Germany-based maker of Aibot X6 V2 multicopters. The company said its multirotor X6 and X6 long-flight UAVs can be used for visual inspection, aerial...
Wenco International Mining Systems has been selected to supply a fleet management system for the Roy Hill iron ore project in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. The Roy Hill project has a...
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Mining Markets

Given its position as the world’s largest producer, developments in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have the potential to significantly impact the market in 2014, according to Roskill’s...
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Mining Operations & Strategies

When three of the industry’s largest gold producers announce reserves reductions, production cuts and billions in net losses at the end of a fiscal quarter, it’s bound to set off alarm...
Industrial material handling equipment such as wheel loaders and forklifts are typically intended for short life cycles due to the severe environments in which they must work. Metal smelters, for...

Brazil Mining


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

A REPORT BY GBR FOR E&MJ

This report was researched and prepared by Global Business Reports (www.gbreports.com) 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)

From the Editor

In the early 1900’s one of the great mining writers and a former Engineering & Mining Journal (E&MJ) editor, T.A. Rickard, advocated a 4-ft policy for reference books. At the time, tramp mining engineers could not afford to be saddled with a large reference library and travel by horseback. He listed the books that he thought would serve those men...
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Exploration News

Yorbeau Resources reported in late January that Gold Fields Sudbury Exploration Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Gold Fields Ltd., has initiated the 2014 exploration program at Yorbeau’s Rouyn...

EMJ Price Index

Precious Metals ($/oz) Base Metals ($/mt) Minor Metals ($/mt) Exchange Rates (U.S.$ Equivalent)
Gold $1,257.10   Aluminum $1,658.50   Molybdenum $22,800.00   Euro (€) 1.3499
Silver $19.34   Copper $7,095.50   Cobalt $30,900.00   U.K. (£) 1.6380
Platinum $1,389.00   Lead $2,087.50         Canada ($) 0.9012
Palladium $705.00   Nickel $13,830.00   Iron Ore ($/dmt)     Australia ($) 0.8772
Rhodium $1,050.00   Tin $22,200.00   Fe CFR China $123.00   South Africa (Rand) 0.0896
Ruthenium $60.00   Zinc $1,963.00         China (¥) 0.1638
Gold and silver prices provided by KITCO Bullion dealers (http://www.kitco.com). Platinum group metals prices provided by Johnson Matthey (http://www.platinum.matthey.com).
Non-ferrous base and minor metal prices provided by London Metal Exchange (http://www.lme.co.uk). Iron ore prices provided by Platts Iron Ore Index. Currency exchange rates were provided by the GoCurrency.com.