Alliance expanding in western Kentucky

Alliance Coal’s River View complex in western Kentucky is about to gain ground – 56 acres to be exact – with an expansion project that will bring an underground mine, including a new portal and man shaft. The miner has earmarked $35 million for the new underground facility in southern Henderson County, part of the existing Union County complex; River…

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Pumpkin Hollow gets restart plan

A restart of operations and ramp-up of production is in the future of Nevada Copper’s Pumpkin Hollow complex in Yerington, Nev., after the company came to an agreement with lenders for a US$93 million infusion of funding for the underground mine. The plan for the copper operation, according to the company, includes a number of key components intended to de-risk…

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Budge the Sludge

Ore mine uses air cannons to unclog chutes. By Mike Moody, business development manager, Martin Engineering No matter what type of ore is being extracted from a mine, mucking with front loaders can be accompanied by wet fines that cling to every surface. Once loaded into a hopper or conveyer transfer chute, viscous material can quickly build up on the…

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Lawsuits target Rosebud and West Elk coal mines

Conservation groups have recently filed lawsuits against Montana and Colorado environmental state agencies over the Rosebud and West Elk mines, reported the Associated Press.  The AP said that the Montana Environmental Information Center and Sierra Club are challenging the Montana Department of Environmental Quality’s approval of a proposed expansion of the Rosebud Mine, a surface coal mine operated by Westmoreland…

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Las Chispas checks in with first silver, gold pour

Canadian-based SilverCrest Metals has achieved the first pour of gold and silver at the Las Chispas mine in Sonora, Mexico. The milestone pour on June 30 consisted of 312 kilograms of dore – about 9,200 ounces of silver and 100 ounces of gold. SilverCrest reported that its underground mining rates have increased during the quarter, with production from stoping and…

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Lundin’s Eagle Mine Plays Host to Guinness World Record

Nickel, Copper Mine In Michigan Is Origination Point For A New Benchmark: A Trip By An Electric Car From 1,774 Feet Below Sea Level To 14,115 Feet Above It. Lundin Mining and its Eagle underground nickel mine in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula recently worked alongside luxury carmaker Porsche to set a new Guinness World Record: the greatest altitude change ever achieved…

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Carlson Mining 2022 released

Carlson Software has unveiled its newest software, which focuses on transparency and mine design and planning control: Carlson Mining 2022. Officially unveiled this month, Carlson’s 2022 official release includes mining modules for Carlson Geology, Carlson Surface Mining and Carlson Underground Mining, all CAD-based software modules that enable modeling, analyzing and planning capability. Carlson noted that the new release also includes…

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Redpath breaks record again

Redpath Raiseboring has achieved another record-breaking hole, this one the longest raisebore hole ever accomplished in the Northern Hemisphere and in all of the Americas. The achievement was recorded in late May at Kirkland Lake Gold’s Macassa mine in Ontario, Canada. “This concludes the first of the planned twin, 12-foot diameter ventilation raises extending from surface down to 5617 Level,”…

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