New Zealand announces mining emergency protocol

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The government of New Zealand has recently announced it is working on new solutions to handle emergencies and accidents in underground mines. The protocol will provide guidelines and regulation in case of a mining emergency in the country, defining which persons and agencies are responsible for responding to major events and what are their functions … Read more

Deloitte’s top 10 mining trends for 2014

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The latest report made by the agency Deloitte, entitled “Tracking the trends 2014”, lists the top 10 mining trends for the next year, showing how the companies can adapt their work to the ever changing industry dynamics. According to the document, quoted in a press release, mining firms will continue to be confronted with the compounding challenges of … Read more

Five of the world’s worst mining disasters

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Every miner knows the risks it takes to work in such an industry. However, nothing can prepare someone for accidents like the ones we are about to show you. Here is a list with five of the deadliest mining accidents in the world. 1. Explosion at Benxihu Colliery With a history marked by violence and … Read more

Nine software solutions for precious metals mining from Ventyx


The company Ventyx, a leading supplier of enterprise software and services for asset intensive industries like the mining field, has collectively more than 120 years of experience delivering enterprise solutions. In this article, Mining Examiner shows you a list of solutions provided by the company with the precious metals industry in mind. These types of ore are usually … Read more

5 minerals with unusual names

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Mining is not only about underground pits, heavy work and complex extraction processes. Sometimes, mining can be fun and this infographic proves it. So, take a few minutes to discover five minerals with crazy names and you will see how mining can sometimes help you relax. These five funny “rocks” can be found in different parts … Read more

CAE offers five different types of software for your mining operation

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The company CAE started as a global leader in modelling, simulation and training for civil aviation and defence, later diversifying its work. Today, the firm is proud of its section CAE Mining, which is “at the forefront of the industry in developing and providing innovative technology and services to plan, manage and optimise mining operations“. CAE Mining … Read more

Auction of Anglo Coal’s mining vehicles and machines happens on November 28


The online auction house Clear Asset will be auctioning several mining assets from Anglo American Thermal Coal on November 28. The list includes a 3,298-ton dragline machine, a Bucyrus 1570W nicknamed “Bigger Digger”, valued at more than one billion Rands when new. According to market intelligence, there’s currently a two-year waiting list for such machinery, so this … Read more