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This Month in Coal Mining

Foresight Energy announced that on July 28 a team of examiners and U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) officials re-entered the company's Deer Run mine and conducted an examination....

Mining Equipment Gallery

Electrom Instruments said one of the key points of failure in an electric motor, after bearings, is the insulation system. When insulation weaknesses develop due to harsh work-site conditions,...
Sandvik announced the pending release of a multifunctional NSU (N surface and underground) core barrel system for core drilling applications, claimed to be the first of its kind to feature...
Donaldson Co. now offers a convenient way to ensure delivery of uncontaminated diesel fuel to equipment-because clean fuel is vital for high-pressure common rail (HPCR) fuel injectors on today's...
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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

After sweeping changes were announced for the London silver fix, the London gold fix will likely follow suit. Gold prices are set twice daily by the London Gold Market Fixing (LGMF) at 10:30 and 15:00 and are expressed in U.S. dollars per fine troy ounce. The silver price is set once daily at 12:00 by the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA)...
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Precious Metals ($/oz)

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EMJ Price Index

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 (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.