Caterpillar acquires Tangent Energy Solutions

Caterpillar has acquired Tangent Energy Solutions, an energy-as-a-service (EaaS) company that provides customers with turnkey solutions for reducing energy costs, increasing energy efficiency, reducing emissions, monetizing electric grid support, and providing resiliency for customer operations. The acquisition of Tangent Energy, the company said in May, also positions Caterpillar to work directly with utilities and energy providers to supply distributed energy…

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Mining, milling begins at Tahuehueto

Canadian-based, Mexico-focused producer Altaley Mining has commenced pre-production mining as well as mill commissioning at its Tahuehueto gold operation in Durango, Mexico, and officials are now eyeing first deliveries of concentrate. Officials said the processing facility at the operation is online and now allows for milling from one ball mill of up to 500 t/d with flotation cells, concentrate thickeners…

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Magna Gold reports fatal mine collapse

Canadian miner Magna Gold Corp. reported a fatal accident that involved three employees at its San Francisco mine in the northern Mexican state of Sonoraon. The miner said the accident occurred at approximately 11:30 a.m. local time on February 15. Three mine employees were in the fine ore storage area when a cave-in occurred.  Magna Gold activated its safety protocols…

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MSHA issues reports for year’s first four fatalities

On February 23, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) reported that on Jan. 14, a 44-year-old contract laborer with 13 years of total experience received fatal injuries when he fell 27 feet to a concrete surface.  At the time of the accident, the contractor was on a belt conveyor in a coal preparation plant and was working to replace…

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MSHA rolls out safety campaign

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has announced the “Take Time Save Lives” campaign to reach miners, promote best practice resources, and ensure mine operators have the tools they need to fully train miners to use equipment. “The purpose of this new campaign is simple: mine operators need to take the time to train miners on equipment and safety…

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Teck, MEDATech to mark battery-electric milestone

Canadian miner Teck Resources has announced it is partnering with MEDATech on the pilot of a fully electric on-highway transport truck – marking the first use of a battery-electric truck to haul copper concentrate worldwide.  The pilot is set to begin this summer and is projected to eliminate 418 tonnes of CO2 annually for the first pilot vehicle, while also…

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Calibre Mining completes Fiore, Pan Gold mine acquisition

Canadian-based Calibre Mining has confirmed the completion of its takeover of Fiore Gold and the operating Pan gold mine in Nevada. Under the transaction arrangement, former Fiore shareholders received 0.994 of a Calibre common share and a cash payment of C$0.10 in exchange for each share held. In aggregate, Calibre issued 101,321,923 Calibre shares and made a cash payment of…

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AEMA’s 127th annual meeting held in Reno

The American Exploration and Mining Association’s (AEMA) annual meeting, expo and education event has concluded in Reno, Nev., with a healthy turnout. With “Mining’s Role in Securing America’s Future” selected as this year’s theme, the conference ran from Dec. 5 with short courses and closed on Dec. 10 after three days of expo hall hours. Technical sessions were also held…

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Magna Gold reports fatal mine collapse

Canadian miner Magna Gold Corp. has reported a fatal accident involving three employees at its San Francisco Mine in the northern Mexican state of Sonoraon. The miner said that the accident occurred at approximately 11:30 a.m. local time on February 15. Three mine employees were in the fine ore storage area when a cave-in occurred.  Magna Gold activated its safety…

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Cosalá back in full action

Americas Gold and Silver, which said in December 2021 that operations had recommenced at its Cosalá operations in Sinaloa, Mexico, achieved nameplate production levels at its mill in early January. The miner had held the mine on idle in large part due to a 19-month illegal blockade. It said in November all of its workers had been recalled. The now-fully…

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