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Metso’s new Nordberg HP5 joins the HP3, HP4 and HP6 as the fourth model in its range of high-performance cone crushers. Featuring 5% larger feed size compared with Metso’s HP400, and higher capacity than the...
Komatsu America recently introduced the new D85-18 dozer, suitable for lighter mine-duty bulldozing tasks. It’s powered by a 264-hp Komatsu Tier 4 Final certified diesel—a high-performance, more...
The new D2x family from E2S Warning Signals is based on a high-output 116-dB(A) SPL 64-tone four-stage horn sounder, which can be combined with a powerful 5 or 10 Joule Xenon strobe in a compact...
Putzmeister’s new MINELIFT 4 scissor lift platform has a lifting height of 4 m (13 ft) and 4-metric ton capacity, providing a mobile and secure working platform for load and personnel lifting.
Larson Electronics has introduced a cart-mounted, explosion-proof LED light capable of producing a flood pattern of light to illuminate enclosed areas.  

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Caterpillar also announced a technology and predictive analytics agreement with Uptake, provider of a dynamic analytics and insight platform for a wide array of industries, based in Chicago,...

Suppliers Report

In 1896, miners discovered gold in the Klondike region of Canada’s Yukon Territory. When the news spread, an estimated 100,000 prospectors flocked to the remote area in what came to be known as the...
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Mining Markets

The authors of Gold Focus 2015, an annual report that contains comprehensive historical supply and demand statistics and a detailed forecast for 2015, believe that gold will continue to face...
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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.

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)

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From the Editor

Cesco Week and the CRU World Copper Conference, which was held during mid-April in Santiago, Chile, attracted copper miners, smelters and consumers. The lively discussions about the future of the industry generated more questions than answers. Even though copper prices have declined 40% since 2011, the prevailing consensus was that demand for...
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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.