mining

Small Ore Skips & Buckets

The Ore and Water Skip is furnished in a few standard sizes, but any size or style can be supplied. When these skips are used for handling water an automatic valve is supplied which is placed in the bottom. Two styles are made as to attachment of the wheels and axles. In style “A” the … Read more

Metallurgical Concentrator Safety A-Z

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The information that is in this, our last and most important, chapter deals with safety. To open this chapter I would like to make a few general statements concerning work habits, safety awareness and safety programs. The operation of a concentrator plant can be very dangerous or it can be very safe. How it is … Read more

Deforestation caused by mining activities in Indonesia threatens black macaque

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The growing mining activities and consequent deforestation in the Indonesian provinces of Central Sulawesi and Gorontalo are threatening the lives of the endemic Tonkean macaque monkeys, a species also known as the Sulawesi black macaque. The animals can be found in the forests between North Palu and Tana Toraja, as well as south of the Lore Lindu National Park, … Read more

The five largest machines in the mining industry

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Some mining machines are true beasts when it comes to their power, size and weight. Check out these five examples, the largest devices currently used in the industry, to see what we are talking about. 1. Bucket Wheel Excavator Bucket wheel excavators are the largest machines ever used in the mining industry. Actually, one of them, … Read more

Locked Cycle Testing -Flotation

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Flotation Locked Cycle Testing has been the favorite method for arriving at a metallurgical projection from laboratory flotation testing in the mining industry in the last decade, mostly because the final cycles of the test mimic a continuous circuit. The difference is that, in a batch test, “the deportment of the intermediate streams to concentrate … Read more

Commission report may trigger shutdown of mines in Indian state

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A report released by the M. B. Shah Commission might change the face of the mining industry in the Indian state of Odisha. The exhaustive document with almost five volumes claims both the central and state governments are connected to illegal activities. Several mines are now likely to face temporary closure after the commission’s analysis on illegal mining of iron … Read more

Top 7 biggest mining excavators in the world

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Massive machines. This is the least we can say about the world’s heftiest mining excavators out there. Some of these beasts can weigh more than 800 tonnes, especially the models we have to show to you today. Meet the top seven biggest hydraulic mining excavators on the planet and once you are done go view some of … Read more

Children in the Philippines are damaging their health while mining for gold

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There are currently 115 million children with ages from five to 17 years old who work in hazardous occupations worldwide, the United Nations International Labor Organization estimates. Among them, about a million children work in the mining industry. Hundreds of maybe even thousands of them live in the Philippines. Recently, the Center for Investigative Reporting, in collaboration with the … Read more

Arctic ocean might be “hiding” rare earth element

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The potentially good news for the mining industry was revealed during the recent American Geopysical Union Fall Meeting, which occurred in San Francisco. Considered “the largest worldwide conference in geophysical science”, the event attracted more than 20,000 attendants, who were able to participate in a few sessions dedicated to the Arctic ocean and its hidden … Read more