Mining

Brokk, a manufacturer of remote-controlled demolition machines, offers the Brokk 200 for ultra-deep mining applications. With SmartConcept — the company's signature system for improved performance and uptime — the machine provides increased power and productivity with zero emissions, making it ideal for the deepest, most challenging applications, according to the manufacturer.

The Next Generation Cat 785 mining truck enhances operator safety and performance, provides more intuitive and predictable operation, delivers faster and easier access to data, and streamlines maintenance — to boost efficiency and lower costs — according to the manufacturer.

Metso Outotec has signed a major contract with Zijin Mining Co. Ltd. for the delivery of key minerals processing equipment of the company's Qulong Copper Mine project in Tibet, China. Metso Outotec's scope of delivery covers a powerful 58 MW grinding circuit equipped with horizontal and vertical grinding mills, process automation and various types of installation and commissioning services.

HELENA, Mont. (AP) A multi-year effort to open a Montana copper mine has begun with construction work at the Black Butte Copper Project. The state Department of Environmental Quality issued a mining permit last month for the first phase of the work, The Independent Record reported.

Of all the work Ray Trainor oversees — the drill blasting, the demolition, the recycling and excavating — one task never strays far from his mind: remaining a good neighbor. Set in a neighborhood northwest of Philadelphia, Trainor's company, Gill Quarries, mines six days a week while churning out recycled concrete, cut stone, rock products and more.

Heavy-duty trucks are used for cargo transportation, logistics operations, construction, mining, etc. Growth in the manufacturing and construction sector, developments in road infrastructure, and steady growth in the freight and logistics sectors are some of the major factors that are expected to increase the heavy duty trucks market size.

The Utah Division of Oil, Gas and Mining Abandoned Mine Reclamation Program (AMRP) has five upcoming abandoned mine closure projects scheduled to begin in late summer/early fall of 2020. Closures are designed to protect features of historic significance and animal habitat, while protecting the public from injuries or death.

Bridgestone Corporation (Bridgestone) recently announced the introduction of the company's MasterCore off-the-road (OTR) tire line. MasterCore tires are engineered for ultra-high durability with performance that can be customized to various mine sites and operations.

Marking another industry first for autonomous haulage, mining companies have now hauled more than 3.3 billion tons of materials leveraging Komatsu's FrontRunner autonomous haulage system (AHS). Working closely with its customers, Komatsu teams developed the first commercially available autonomous haulage system to help mines move material more efficiently.

At the age of 27, Keaton Turner wanted to "make mining sexy again," so he decided to "take a swing" at launching a contract mining company. He said he wants people to know how "awesome" the industry is. "A lot of people think mining is the underground dirty coal mine, but it's just not." Keaton Turner The Indiana native with degrees from Indiana State University in construction and business administration worked for his uncle's excavating company for eight to 10 years but didn't think he'd live in "the dirt world." However, he liked traveling and being outside … and he noticed something about the mining industry that suggested an opportunity.

Komatsu America's new HD785-8 rigid frame off-highway haul truck, with a Tier IV Komatsu SAA12V140E-7 engine, has the highest in class net horsepower, 1,140 hp (849 kW) in North America. With a payload capacity of 101.6 tons (92.2 t), it's built for mining, quarry and aggregates.