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  • Thiess, BMA extend Peak Downs contract

    Mining services group Thiess has confirmed it has extended its mining services deal with BHP Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) and the Peak Downs coal mine in Queensland, Australia for an additional five years. Read full article.

  • Quant inks significant Brazilian maintenance deal

    Industrial maintenance provider Quant Brazil, part of global group Quant AB, has signed a two-year maintenance contract with revenue estimated at BRL 72 million (EUR 13 million, US$13.75 million) annually over the life of the deal. The client, which Quant would only identify as an international iron ore mining company, has retained the company for electromechanical maintenance and scaffolding assembly.…

  • Identec, LKAB mark 10-year European partnership

    Iron ore producer LKAB and Austrian-based Identec Solutions recently marked a decade of working together in partnership with its safety assistance system, Crew Companion, that has enabled LKAB to monitor its underground workforces at three mines in North Sweden constantly and in real-time. Since the start of mining operations in 1890, LKAB has mined more than two billion tonnes in…

  • First-ever International Day of Women in Mining a success

    First-ever International Day of Women in Mining a success

    The International Day of Women in Mining (IDWIM) will now be an annual event every June 15 thanks to the advocacy group International Women in Mining (IWiM), which has successfully launched the campaign. More than 1,000 from around the globe participated in the inaugural virtual event to mark the occasion, a two-hour gathering that included mining professionals from companies, suppliers,…

  • Fortnum pours 1,000th gold bar

    Fortnum pours 1,000th gold bar

    Four years on from its wet commissioning and plant refurbishment project, Westgold Resources’ Fortnum gold project has reached a production milestone: its 1,000th bar. Read full article.

  • McLanahan Acquires CMB International Limited in U.K.

    McLanahan Acquires CMB International Limited in U.K.

    McLanahan Corp. has completed the acquisition of CMB International Limited, a manufacturer of crushers, horizontal screens, inclined screens, feeders and conveyors based out of Leicestershire, United Kingdom.  CMB International was founded in 1996 by Martin Brough and Julie Smith, who brought on Chris Hall as a partner a few years later. For more than 25 years, the company has focused…

  • MSHA reports 13th mine fatality

    The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) reported that on June 17, a contract miner died at Jackson Quarry in Jackson County, Ga., when the Cat CP44B Compactor he was operating overturned, pinning him beneath the cab. Read full article.

  • Brookwood-Sago mine safety grants now available

    Brookwood-Sago mine safety grants now available

    The U.S. Department of Labor has announced a funding availability of up to $1 million in grants through its Brookwood-Sago program to support education and training to help the mining community identify, avoid and prevent unsafe and unhealthy working conditions. Read full article.

  • Hudbay says goodbye to 777

    Hudbay says goodbye to 777

    Diversified miner Hudbay Minerals has announced the completion of mining activities at its 777 copper-zinc-gold-silver mine in Canada, which once served as its flagship Manitoba operation, after 18 years of production. Read full article.

  • Metso Outotec grows O-Series wear parts range

    Metso Outotec grows O-Series wear parts range

    Metso Outotec is expanding its O-Series wear parts offering from working wears to protective wears. The new offering is commercially available now.  “We are excited to announce that through the expansion of the offering, the customer can get a complete set of wear parts in a competitive price range from the O-Series offering,” said Olli Heinonen, director, Mid-Market Crusher Wears,…