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  A scathing official report into the Soma mining disaster in Turkey has revealed negligent practices and a complete disregard for worker safety. The comprehensive analysis shows warning sensors were...

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MTE Corp., which designs and manufactures high-efficiency electrical power quality solutions, announced the introduction of its new dV Sentry motor protection filter. The company said using a dV/dt...
ClearSpan Fabric Structures added three different length options to its HD Building solutions. The HD Buildings are available in both gable‐ and round‐style designs and can be mounted as a...
Bosch’s Starter Motors and Generators division, recognizing that large-displacement engines place great demands on starters, has a new addition to its 24-volt starter motor portfolio: the HEF109-L...
ContiTech has designed its new Stahlcord Barrier steel cable conveyor belt to provide longer service life in surface mining applications. With robust steel transverse reinforcement in the top cover,...
Atlas Copco has unveiled a side-dump bucket option for the Scooptram line of underground LHD machines. Available on the Scooptram ST7, ST1030 and ST14 models, the side-dump option enables the...

Suppliers Report

Exportadora del Sal S.A. (ESSA) operates huge seawater salt evaporation ponds not far from the city of Guerrero Negro in western Mexico. The salt level “grows” by about 20 cm over the course of one...
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Mining Markets

Compiling data for its 25th edition of the Corporate Exploration Strategies (CES) study, SNL Mining & Metals estimated worldwide total budget for nonferrous metals exploration dropped to $11.36...
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Mining Operations & Strategies

DuPont Protection Technologies recently announced that the inclusion of its Kevlar material in mining conveyor belts has demonstrated increased productivity and reduced annual maintenance costs. Data...

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

By Steve Fiscor, Editor-in-Chief This month, E&MJ publishes the 2014 Iron Ore Report. Iron ore production is one of the most important aspects of the mining business. Readers might recall January 2014’s Project Survey, which pegged iron ore project investment at $261 billion or one-third of the total mining project investment of $791 billion. The...
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Precious Metals ($/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