This Month in Coal Mining

The Oregon Department of State Lands (DSL) has rejected a critical permit for Ambre Energy’s planned Morrow Pacific coal export terminal. State officials recently confirmed the denial of the...

Process Solutions

Clariant, a major supplier of specialty chemicals to the mining industry, recently announced a forthcoming increase of ether amines production at its Suzano, Brazil, facility. Targeted specifically...

Mining Equipment Gallery

Dust Control Technology offers a family of adjustable mounting brackets for the DustBoss DB‐R series of dust suppressors. Developed in direct response to customer feedback, the new bracket design is...
Finnish pump and valve supplier Flowrox said it will introduce a new slurry knife gate valve in the second half of 2014. The new Flowrox SKW valve has been designed specifically to meet its...
  Boart Longyear said its new TruCore integrated core orientation system allows customers to increase productivity and decrease spending on consumables.
Casella USA has introduced the Tuff line of personal air sampling pumps featuring a sealed case that protects internal electronics from damaging moisture, extreme temperatures, solvents and impact.
The Mineralogic Mining system introduced by Zeiss is designed to provide fully quantitative evaluation during mineral exploration, ore characterization, process optimization and tailings-control...

CSR Watch

Suppliers Report

Mining Markets

Seaborne iron ore prices hit a five-year low on August 27, with the Platts 62% Fe Iron Ore Index (IODEX) falling $0.75 day-over-day to $88 per dry metric ton (dmt) Cost and Freight (CFR) North...
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Mining Operations & Strategies

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 Annually, the October edition of E&MJ covers Nordic Mining & Technology. This year, the subject has been divided into two feature articles. The first covers mining activities in the region (Nordic Mining) and the second discusses some of the developments among suppliers in the region (Nordic Technology), who are also...
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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