New GRI standard addresses sustainability impacts

A new standard from the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) focuses on the sustainability impacts of the mining sector. GRI 14: Mining Sector 2024 is part of the organization’s Sector Standard series and reflects broad stakeholder demands for transparency. “From a sustainability standpoint, the position of mining is complex, in that it is both part of the solution and the problem.…

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Murray and Roberts sinks Palabora vent shaft

Underground mining contractor Murray & Roberts Cementation and its client Palabora Mining (PMC) celebrated the last blast at the new ventilation shaft, which took its depth to a final 1,200 metres below surface on 9 January. The 8.5 metre diameter upcast vent shaft – which holed through to an already developed return air way at depth – is vital to…

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Williams named Chile mining minister

Chilean president Gabriel Boric has reportedly appointed Aurora Williams as the new mining minister for the country. Williams, according to Reuters, was placed after a reshuffle of cabinet members as the government seeks to advance key reforms, and replaces Marcela Hernando. She last served in the same seat from 2014-2018 under previous president Michelle Bachelet. “I invite the ministers to…

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Flanders, MES ink dual fuel collaboration

With a mutual eye on decarbonization, Flanders and MES have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to team on deploying dual-fuel technology for mining trucks. The pair said earlier this month that the agreement will serve as a platform to advance aftermarket dual fuel technology consisting of natural gas and diesel for diesel engine haul trucks to reduce carbon emissions…

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Saudi Arabia eyes new mining index

Saudi Arabia may create a new metals and mining stock exchange index as it looks to shift focus from oil toward the country’s untapped minerals, reported Reuters. Mining Minister Bandar bin Ibrahim al-Khorayef told the news agency that his team met with Australian counterparts to learn more about a mining index. Australia’s ASX 300 Metals & Mining sub-index (.AXMM) lists…

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A Global Leader in Patented Vibratory Fine Screening Technology

For over 70 years, Derrick’s pioneering innovations have demonstrated a commitment to the Mining & Industrial and Civil Construction industries. Advanced, high-efficiency, high-capacity fine particle screening equipment and patented screen surface technology lead the way in meeting the ever-changing needs of these diverse industries. From the unique SuperStack® wet sizing machine for the Mining & Industrial sector to 8 generations of…

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Women in Mining UK flooded with WIM100 noms

Women in Mining UK, which releases its 100 Global Inspirational Women biennially, announced it has received 915 nominations for its 2022 list. The 915 nominations it received were for 491 women in mining, representing a myriad of roles and levels of seniority, from 61 countries. “The 100 women featured were selected due to their inspiring contribution towards a stronger, safer…

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Chile minister: copper mining royalties to rise

The finance minister for Chile, Mario Marcel, has reportedly outlined a tax reform plan that will not only raise taxes across the country, but will also increase mining royalties for copper companies producing over 50,000 tonnes annually. The plan, according to a Reuters report, would impact some of the industry’s largest producers including BHP, Antofagasta, Codelco and others. It has…

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Surestrike International hires Bicknell

Surestrike International Inc. has welcomed Craig Bicknell as its newest team member. As the Western regional sales manager, Bicknell will be managing the Mountain and Western regions of the United States based out of Colorado. Bicknell brings a 20-year background in the mining and aggregate sectors with broad expertise in equipment sales, aftermarket sales, management, service and business development. According to Jock Voelzke,…

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