Pump design and its effect on mine safety and efficiency

The technology involved in coal mining around the world has advanced a great deal over the years, especially in terms of improving the health and safety of the miners. At the same time mining efficiency and production rates have also improved. Pumps, in their many...

The 4 practices which will advance your mine haulage and dumping operations

The iron ore heavyweights Rio Tinto, BHP Billiton and Fortescue Metals Group are using autonomous systems in the Pilbara region, WA, for their fleet haulage and dumping operations. It’s a wider reflection of the industry’s push to exploit the massive savings potential in heavy fleet management. Ahead of Fleet and...

The role of fleet management in optimisation

AMIDST tough times mining firms are striving for maximum productivity at minimum operating cost to increase profitability. The productivity of mining operations essentially depends on efficient management and effective utilization of fleets. The increasingly complex nature of material handling and haulage in open cast and...

Ebola and Mining: The need for action

"It’s too virulent, it kills people too rapidly and it’s very easy then to get rid of,” a policy expert tells a mining crowd in Perth. The African continent is rich in mineral reserves, and a great deal of interest has been generated in Australian...

What Australians think about mining

Australians believe mining plays an important role in the prosperity of the nation, but much needs to be done to bolster the industry’s acceptance, trust and support - CSIRO A CSIRO survey report released Tuesday at the International Mining and Resources Conference in Melbourne, Australia, found “Australians...