Recognizing excellence

It’s award season for many as the year comes to a close – but hearing about award-winning technology is always especially interesting, as many serve as a barometer for trends we as an industry will later see. One of the newest groups of awardees come from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Mining Program, which recently announced…

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Arizona Sonoran files Parks/Salyer resource technical report

Copper miner Arizona Sonoran Copper has filed the technical report in connection with the Parks/Salyer mineral resource estimate on SEDAR. The report covers both the Parks/Salyer and Cactus projects, each 100% owned and situated on private land in Pinal County, Ariz. “The technical report, inclusive of the Parks/Salyer resource, now demonstrates size and scale in a top tier location and…

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Rare Element names new CEO

Colorado-based Rare Element Resources has appointed Brent Berg as president and chief executive officer. He succeeds Randall J. Scott who is retiring after 10 years at the helm. Berg has over 25 years of experience in the minerals industry, including 16 years in mine management roles and over 11 years working for in-situ recovery operations. He most recently held the…

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West Virginia longwall mine deploys Komatsu PPD system

Komatsu recently revealed that it placed an advanced longwall automation system at Arch Resources’ Leer mine in northern West Virginia. Komatsu’s Personal Proximity Detection system, designed to detect and monitor the location of operators on the longwall face, is part of the producer’s mission for zero harm and to increase productivity. The OEM said the system additionally enables Leer’s Roof…

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Kinross’ Round Mountain goes underground 

Kinross revealed during its third-quarter earnings report that it has completed the optimization program for its Round Mountain operation in Nevada and has decided to extract using underground methods instead of advancing an expansion plan for its open-pit workings. The optimization program evaluated four primary options: a Phase S open-pit pushback, Phase W3 open-pit pushback, Phase X underground, and Gold…

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MSHA’s Williamson marks National Miners Day

For the 13th time, the U.S. marked National Miners Day, and U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) assistant secretary for mine safety and health Christopher Williamson marked the occasion in a statement. “Each December, our nation marks National Miners Day to recognize the contributions and sacrifices of America’s miners,” Williamson said. “Our miners and their families deserve our gratitude…

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Magna adds mining tire size trio

Magna Tyre has added not one, but three new sizes of mining tires ideal for mining and earthmovers: the 15.5R25 Magna MA10+, the 17.5R25 Magna MA08 and the 775/65R29 Magna M-Terrain+. The company said the three were added recently as part of its expansion of its lines for both mining and earthmoving for conditions such as mud, rocks and sand.…

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GHH raises the bar with NEO

Mining and tunneling equipment manufacturer GHH has unveiled a new load haul dumper (LHD): the LF-10 NEO. The powerful, compact 10-ton loader is an all-around improved version of the already established LF-10, and is the latest in a line of new GHH loaders like the LF-14, the LF-7 and the LF-8. “The LF-10 NEO has a z-link design with the…

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