Mining


NioCorp Buys Key Nebraska Land Parcel for Project

NioCorp Developments Ltd. announced that it has formally closed on the purchase of a key land parcel associated with the company's Elk Creek superalloy materials project. With this acquisition, NioCorp now owns the surface land on which the project's mine infrastructure and supporting operations will be located once sufficient project financing is obtained to allow the project to proceed....


Rio Tinto to Build Tellurium Plant at Kennecott Mine Site

Rio Tinto will begin construction on a new plant that will recover tellurium, a critical mineral used in solar panels, from copper refining at its Kennecott mine near Salt Lake City, Utah. Rio Tinto is investing $2.9 million to set up the plant, which will recover tellurium as a by-product of copper smelting, extracting a valuable mineral from waste streams....


VIDEO: Tsurumi's LH Series Pumps Save Illinois Coal Mine Dewatering Costs

A coal mine in central Illinois is making huge annual savings of approximately $90,000 after switching to Tsurumi LH-6110 pumps for its underground dewatering needs. Tsurumi high-head submersible pumps were installed more than three years ago to combat the extremely harsh application environment and have proved to be the ideal solution for the site's operations....


Caterpillar Surpasses $3B Tonnes Hauled Autonomously by Cat Command for Hauling Trucks

Caterpillar announced an additional 1 billion tonnes of material hauled by autonomous trucks using Cat MineStar Command for hauling, surpassing the 3 billion tonnes milestone. This achievement is joined by an expansion of the types of commodities hauled autonomously across a growing number of Cat mining truck class sizes, as well as other brands of mining equipment....


VIDEO: CIM-Caterpillar Celebration of Excellence Awards Kick Off Activities At Virtual CIMVTL2

CIM 2021 is going virtual, and the CIM-Caterpillar Celebration of Excellence award program started the virtual conference on April 29 at 7:00 p.m. EDT, through the support of sponsors Caterpillar, Finning Cat and Toromont Cat....


Terex Trucks to Expand Its Footprint in Canada

After a quieter 2020, many sectors in Canada are preparing to ramp up operations. In Ontario, the country's second-largest province, several major construction and mining projects are on the horizon....


Cat 992 Wheel Loader Increases Productivity Up to 32 Percent

Building on a more than half-century legacy, the new Cat 992 wheel loader sets a new standard by offering up to 32 percent greater productivity. This new large mining loader reduces maintenance costs by as much as 10 percent and offers up to 48 percent greater payload-per-fuel efficiency than the earlier model 992K, according to the manufacturer....


South Dakota's DUNE Project — Kiewit-Alberici Preps Former Goldmine for Science Experiment

International science came to the Black Hills of western South Dakota, because that's where the deep hole is. Over the last century, the hole — Ross Shaft — was sunk 5,000 ft. to give access to lateral tunnels from which gold was extracted from sedimentary rock to a depth of 8,000 ft....


Longwall Expansion Under Way in Walker County

In Walker County, Ala., work is under way on the longwall expansion project of the Alabama Mining Academy at Bevill State Community College (BSCC). The existing mining building already has a working section that simulates coal extraction at the school's Sumiton campus, with the expansion designed to provide new, inexperienced miners a better understanding of longwall coal mining in the state....


Doosan Partners With ITEC 2000 Equipment to Bring Service to Thunder Bay Region

Doosan Infracore North America, LLC, is partnering with ITEC 2000 Equipment to expand its service in northern Ontario, Canada. In addition to providing increased service and support for customers, the new location will offer more access to Doosan equipment and parts....






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