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A concentration of effort

For maximum production in narrow workings the load-and-haul function requires the maximum space to be used. Maurice Jones reports

Rock and a hard place

Hammer and boom combination available for stationary primary crushing stations

More than a breath of fresh air

Mine ventilation design, including fan installations, is a major element in mines. Maurice Jones reports

Management magic - the complex framework

Project complexity and narrow margins are just two scenarios that drive management within a standard framework monitored by management computer software. Maurice Jones reports

Ultimate overview

Maurice Jones reports on the growth of non-contact geophysical techniques

Sustainable drainage for mine's rail yard

Solving surface drainage problems at an iron ore mine's integrated rail marshalling yard

Only for the big and brave?

Maurice Jones interviews Cedric Leturcq of Belgium-based plant distributor BIA Overseas that deals with Africa for the BIA Group

Get it sorted

Kai Bartram looks at the use of sensor sorting technology in the mining industry and how it can to 'unlock' additional value from the minerals

Continuous checks for continuous production

Remote monitoring of the condition and location of equipment and workers is an integral part of mine automation and control, but in any efficient operation it is important to know the activities on important assets. Maurice Jones reports

Twin drivers to productivity

Remote-control of a wide range of mining equipment can be adopted correctly at various levels of sophistication, with the twin benefits of both improved safety and productivity. Maurice Jones reports

One set-up, many holes

Efficient exploratory drilling is one of the most important tasks in the whole mining process. Maurice Jones reports

Crane gets a lift from slipring motors

A slipring motor is a wound rotor induction machine in which the coils of the rotor are terminated in slip rings to which external impedances can be connected

Coal terminal expansion

BMT is collaborating with Adani Mining Pty Ltd to design the expansion at the Adani Abbot Point Coal Terminal at Abbot Point, north of Mackay, Queensland, Australia

Solids pumping for profit flow

Maurice Jones reports on advantages and disadvantages of long-distance mineral transport

Pumps aid the recovery of rare industrial mineral

Chemical reagents metered include methyl isobutyl carbinol, sodium isopropyl xanthate, sodium carbonate

Geo-processing and data conversion

Software package provides a single user interface for digitising, geo-referencing, re-projection, viewing and overlaying data, and mosaicking imagery

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