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Australia: Surface Mining takes over from Conventional Coal Mining

The New Acland Mine (NAC), located adjacent to the township of Acland (Queensland), is part of the Australian based New Hope Group. Since opening of the mine, coal and interburden have been extracted by means of bulldozers fitted with ripper teeth and assisted by wheel loaders. However, a sharp drop in coal prices compelled the NAC management to look for ...

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New Hydraulic Shaft Drill Rig dh SDH4

Shaft sinking companies are showing an increasing interest in the use of shaft drill rigs equipped with high performance hydraulic rock drills. Therefore Deilmann-Haniel Mining Systems GmbH (dhms) has developed all-hydraulic shaft drill rigs with three or four drill booms now. The rigs are available in flameproof or non-flameproof version. The first all-hydraulic shaft drill rig with four booms will ...

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Nothing gets out here anymore!

The new two-piece STARCLEAN® SEAL transfer point seal of the F. E.. Schulte Strathaus GmbH & Co. KG eliminates material and dust emissions in belt conveyor transfer points and reduces maintenance and operation costs. At first, the material guiding primary seal keeps the bulk material inside the chute. The secondary dust seal, which is soft but abrasion resistant is adjustable ...

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Closer to the action – BEUMER technology in the Andaman Sea

Vale Malaysia Minerals Sdn Bhd (VMM), a subsidiary of Brazilian mining group Vale SA headquartered in Rio de Janeiro, has awarded the BEUMER Group, Beckum/Germany, an order to supply 16 overland conveyors. For the specialist intralogistics company, this is the largest order in the conveying and loading systems product segment in the company’s history. Vale intends to set up an ...

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TFH and Bogazici University plan joint projects for improving safety

In May 2014, a terrible mining disaster struck the Turkish town of Soma, resulting in the deaths of over 300 miners. A research group from Bogazici University in Istanbul examined the causes of the disaster. Working with experts from TFH Georg Agricola University, the Turkish engineers now plan to look into ways to prevent this type of catastrophe occurring in ...

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Hydrogeologische Gelände- und Kartiermethoden by Wilhelm G. Coldewey and Patricia Göbel

Hydrogeology, the science of the subterranean water, investigates the origin, the stocks and the dynamics of the water and deals with its physical and chemical qualities. Special attention is paid to the development and use of ground water as well as interferences of human activities. The supply of reliable data for the judgement of the hydrogeological circumstances of an investigation ...

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Saxony develops new resource technologies for Rare Earth Elements

Since June 2015, a consortium of German companies and science institutes with international cooperation partners, led by the G.U.B. Ingenieur AG, Dresden/Germany, works on the development of new mining technologies for Rare Earth Elements (REE), which are among the most critical technology metals for high-tech industries. Scientists and engineers from Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt develop in the project “Rare Earth Metallurgy ...

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Framework agreement for the early use of open-pit mining lakes strengthens local authorities and water tourism

The Saxon State Ministry for Economic Affairs, Labour and Transport and the Lausitz and Central-German Mining Administration Company (LMBV), Senftenberg, signed a “Framework Agreement for the Intermediate Use of Lakes in Saxony” on 18th June 2015. This agreement defines the terms and conditions for the use of open-pit mining lakes for tourism purposes before their final completion. “The renovation of ...

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STEAG’s expertise reduce India’s CO2 emissions by 1.6 million tonnes per year

A programme set up on behalf of the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) by the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) and the Indian Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has resulted in annual CO2 savings of 1.6 million tonnes (which corresponds to around 1.2 million tonnes of Indian coal or a complete train with over 50 carriages full ...

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