Suppliers & Equipment

Danakali about to secure financing for potash project in Eritrea

Debt financing agreements worth $200 million could be finalized “any day” and are expected to catalyze equity financing to start the almost 30-month development of the 1.1 billion-tonne Colluli sulphate of potash project, the company said.

Chile’s Codelco dismisses rumoured 40% copper output drop at Chuquicamata

The state-owned copper miner said that since mining at the open-pit mine ends in 2020, which is when the underground section begins commercial operations, it will able to keep productive capacity unchanged.

Rio Tinto chooses Caterpillar for autonomous fleet at Koodaideri mine

A fleet of 20 autonomous Cat 793F trucks will soon be hauling ore at the Rio Tinto’s Koodaideri mine, currently under construction in the Pilbara region.

FLSmidth launches PulpMax mill liners for all minerals processing applications

FLSmidth’s new PulpMax mill liners ensure that users enjoy reduced downtime and maintenance, increased throughput and improved worker safety.

Sandvik creates first 3D printed diamond composite

The advantage is that the diamond can be 3D printed in very complex shapes, unlike mined or manufactured diamonds.

Metso closes acquisition of HighService Service in Chile

The acquisition was announced in January 2019 and was approved by the Chilean competition authority in March.

ICMM 2018 mining safety data released

The single highest cause of deaths in 2018 was from mobile mining equipment — the ICMM is exploring collision avoidance technology.

Sandvik continues Codelco digitalization partnership at El Teniente mine

Sandvik will deliver AutoMine fleet solutions for underground trucks to Codelco’s El Teniente mine in Chile.

Indoor rainforest maker to transform former Australian coal mine

UK-based charity The Eden project has partnered with Alcoa to build a $150 million eco-tourism attraction?at the company’s former Anglesea coal mine in Australia.

New JV launched in W. Australia to provide remote optimization consulting service for global industry

A new Australian joint venture named Orway IQ Pty Ltd has been formed between Orway Mineral Consultants and Process IQ Pty Ltd to deliver an online modelling and consulting service for the global mining industry.

Exploring Digital Transformation at APCOM 2019

MICROMINE’s Geobank Product Strategy Manager, Ian Whitehouse, will present on the topic of “Transforming Exploration Data Through Machine Learning” at the prestigious Application of Computers and Operations Research in the Mineral Industry (APCOM) conference in Wroclaw, Poland in June.

Arkema buys US mining chemical maker for $570m

Purchasing ArrMaz Custom Chemicals Inc. will add a portfolio of defoamers and other so-called surfactants also used in road construction and agrochemicals.

De Beers, Namibia to spend $468m on world’s first custom-built diamond searching ship

The new vessel is expected to add about 500,000 carat a year of production capacity to Debmarine Namibia, a 50/50 joint venture between De Beers and the African nation's government.

FLSmidth launches digital analysis solution ECS/UptimeGo

FLSmidth has launched a downtime analysis solution designed to increase plant uptime by identifying the causes of plant and equipment failures.

Boart Longyear drills deepest hole in Ghana

The company's drilling crew has drilled a hole 2083.4 meters (6,835 feet) deep.

Australian corporate watchdog goes after Merlin Diamonds

ASIC has for months been probing how Merlin Diamonds has loaned A$13 million of investor money to a private company, AXIS Consultants, which has long been associated with the miner's chairman and his family.

Take control of your water

Mine operators must be conscious of their water use, as well as innovative in how they re-use and handle water.

US equipment makers see Trump tariff hike costing 400,000 jobs

Just after midnight on Friday, the U.S. slapped a 25% tariff on about $200 billion of Chinese goods, up from 10%.

MacLean offers VR training for bolter operators

MacLean Engineering showcased its newest technology development at this year’s CIM Convention in Montreal.

FLSmidth launches FerroCer 22 lighter weight impact wear panels

The unique matrix design of the panel construction combines the strength and malleability of steel with the superior abrasion resistance of ceramics.