WV Coal Hall inducts four

The West Virginia Coal Hall of Fame has inducted four industry veterans for its 24th class, the class of 2022. Honorees for this year, announced last month, included R. Donald Cussins, former president of Buffalo Coal; Pramod Thakur, president of Expert Solutions for Mine Safety and longtime senior executive for CONSOL Energy; Doug Hardman, former vice chairman for J.H. Fletcher;…

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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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Bold, modern and dynamic Woman in Mining: Resa Furey

This issue’s Woman in Mining profile is an example in strength mentorship and constant learning. NAM learns more about her mission to educate, elevate and empower. Resa Furey has said she has a mission to make a positive difference for women in the industry. As an active member of groups like Women in Mining, SME, CIM and PDAC, along with…

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AI: Sci-fi becomes reality

Artificial intelligence has long appeared in science fiction. But it’s now coming to a mine near you (if it’s not already there).  By Jonathan Rowland In the early years of the 20th century, American author L. Frank Baum created the Land of Oz – and with it, two contrasting examples of living, intelligent machines. The first and most famous of…

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Case Study in Mining Industry: Monitoring Rollers Using Embedded LoRaWAN

Evaluating An Embedded Monitoring Solution Based On The Industrial Internet Of Things (IIoT) And LoRaWAN Technologies To Keep Track Of Rollers’ Service Life. By Ralf Luis de Moura, Alex Calegari Fracaroli, Danilo Bibancos, Eduardo Martinelli and Luiz Paulo Barreto Abstract Industry 4.0 is influencing the mining industry segment; from this influence, digital transformation projects arise by implementing new technologies to…

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Alpha picks Horn for EVP, CCO

Appalachian coal miner Alpha Metallurgical Resources has promoted Dan Horn to serve as its executive vice president and chief commercial officer, effective January 25. Horn, a 40-year mining industry veteran, had most recently served as president of Alpha Metallurgical Coal Sales as well as executive vice president of sales for Alpha Metallurgical Resources. He previously held the seats for senior…

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Alabama Mining Association Presents Safety Awards

The Alabama Mining Association (AMA) announced the winners of the inaugural AMA Safety and Sustainability Awards. Winners were announced on Nov. 16 at the association’s first annual Safety and Sustainability Awards Dinner at The Club in Birmingham, Ala. The winners were announced by members of the same panel of high-profile, independent judges that graded the award applications: Samuel Pierce, Mine Safety and…

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