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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Schlam releases Hercules EXO dump body

Australian equipment producer Schlam has launched its newest product targeting increased payload as well as a longer service life, the Hercules EXO dump body. The 240-tonne class, iron ore-specific body comes in 20% lighter in weight than its previous Hercules release, along with a complete redesign. That reduced weight offers a greater payload potential, and the material selection made for…

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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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Increase in MSHA penalties

On January 14, the U.S. Department of Labor published a final rule in the Federal Register that will increase Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) civil monetary penalties by 1.06222%.  The Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 requires the department to adjust its civil monetary penalty levels for inflation annually no later than Jan. 15 of…

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