Cat suspends Russian operations, donates to Ukraine

On March 11, in the days following the initial invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24, Caterpillar issued the following statement:  “We are deeply saddened by the tragic events continuing to occur in Ukraine and hope for a peaceful resolution to the crisis. Through the Caterpillar Foundation, we are donating more than $1 million to support both urgent and long-term needs…

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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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thyssenkrupp, Magotteaux extend composite tech partnership

thyssenkrupp Mining Technologies and Magotteaux have announced an extension of their long-time partnership on the development of wear parts using Metal Matrix Composite (MMC) technology. MCC, which promises cost-efficient wear parts for both mining and aggregates, will also optimize wear part life spans. The two will focus on research as well as achieving even faster development times.  thyssenkrupp said Magotteaux…

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Solvay expands U.S. facility to meet global copper demand

Solvay confirmed expansion plans for its Mount Pleasant, Tenn., facility in December that will increase copper solvent extraction (SX) product capacity by about 20%. The company said the copper market is projected to surge over the next 10 years from a number of end-use industries, which has led to growing demand from mining operations for its ACORGA and ACORGA OPT…

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Metso Outotec sending grinding equipment to Las Truchas

Metso Outotec landed a €17 million order for key grinding equipment for ArcelorMittal’s Las Truchas iron ore processing facility in Mexico, which is currently undergoing a refurbishment. The 2.3-million-ton-per-year plant will be getting two new Premier grinding mills under the transaction, each with installed power of 19 megawatts, as well as an in-house designed Mill Reline Machine to permit the…

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Barrick picks Keener as North American COO

Barrick has appointed Christine Keener to serve as its chief operating officer for the company’s North American region. Her duties are effective in February. Keener, a veteran of finance, strategy, operational and commercial roles, previously served as vice president of Europe and North America for Alcoa. Prior to that, she was a certified public accountant at PricewaterhouseCoopers. “She has a…

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