thyssenkrupp Develops New Eccentric Roll Crusher

With the development of a completely new type of crusher, the ERC25-25 eccentric roll crusher, thyssenkrupp said it has achieved a quantum leap in primary crushing. The new crusher features a particularly flat and robust design and high throughputs of up to 3,000 tons per hour (t/h), enabling it to process hard rock and ores efficiently and economically in underground mining operations.

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Americas Silver Ships First Concentrates From San Rafael

Americas Silver Corp. announced that first processing of ore from its San Rafael Project occurred in the last week of September from development stockpiles. The first lead and zinc concentrates produced from the company’s newly modified Los Braceros Mill have been shipped to the Port of Manzanillo from the Cosalá Operations in Sinaloa, Mexico.

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ArcelorMittal Invests in Mexican Operations

ArcelorMittal announced a major $1 billion, three-year investment program for its Mexican operations, which is focused on building ArcelorMittal Mexico’s downstream capabilities, sustaining the competitiveness of its mining operations and modernizing its existing asset base. The program is designed to enable ArcelorMittal Mexico to meet the anticipated increased demand requirements from domestic customers, realize in full ArcelorMittal Mexico’s productive capacity of 5.3 million metric tons (mt) and significantly enhance the proportion of higher value-added products in its product mix.

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First K+S Potash Unit Train Arrives in Port Moody

The first large rail transport with a total of 122 rail cars from the Bethune mine in Saskatchewan arrived at K+S Potash Canada’s (KSPC) potash handling and storage facility in Port Moody, British Columbia. The almost 2-km-long unit train was loaded with about 13,000 metric tons of MOP standard potash and was pulled by four Canadian Pacific (CP) locomotives. The 1,800-km-long route through the Rocky Mountains took three days.

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