National Mining Hall of Fame to induct Peng, others

The National Mining Hall of Fame in Leadville, Colo., has announced its inductee selections for the 2022 National Mining Hall of Fame. The inductees, selected by the group’s board of governors, are being honored for a number of significant contributions, from trailblazing a commitment to sustainability concepts and leading the mineral royalty business to building academic mining programs and innovations…

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RAM offers blasting and explosives safety training course

Developed specifically for explosives engineers, drillers, field crews, safety personnel, D&B engineers and others working with explosives, RAM Inc.’s 2022 Blasting and Explosives Safety Training (BEST) Course will be held from Sept. 20–22. This year’s sessions will be conducted at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in Rapid City, S.D., and the Crazy Horse Memorial.  The BEST Course…

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SME 2022 adjourns, sets 2023 dates

The Society for Metallurgy, Mining and Exploration (SME) closed its annual meeting and exhibition for another year on March 2. Entitled MINEXCHANGE, the event kicked off with an opening reception on Feb. 27 and, in addition to dozens of technical sessions, welcomed nearly 750 exhibitors to the show floor at the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City, Utah. The 2021…

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Rasmussen Equipment brings Screen Machine line to Utah

Rasmussen Equipment Co. signed on in March as the exclusive dealer for Screen Machine Industries in Utah. It will now offer the full Screen Machine crushing and screening product line from its West Valley City, Utah, location. “We are delighted to have Rasmussen Equipment Company represent our line in Utah, a strong crushing and screening state,” said John Lamprinakos, president…

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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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Montana operation begins year with new CEO

Montana’s only underground coal mine, Signal Peak, has kicked off 2022 with new leadership. The Associated Press reported January 11 that the operation seated Parker Phipps as president and CEO, effective February 1. He replaces outgoing president Joseph Farinelli. Phipps was most recently vice president of underground operations at the mine in Roundup. He joined Signal Peak last February as…

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Aurcana Silver updates RV mine

Aurcana Silver reported several areas of advancement at its Revenue-Virginius (RV) polymetallic mine in Ouray, Colo., including an imminent resumption of operations at its mill. On Jan. 10, the company said its wholly owned operation is continuing to focus on the completion of the No. 1 Alimak raise hoist/elevator system between the 2000 level and the four levels being developed…

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