Principal Mining Engineer Geoff Watson’s VBlog series discusses three aspects of underground coal. In his first VBlog Geoff talks about Mineability Assessements in both Longwall and Development.
Pit optimisation is a quick and cost effective way of narrowing down options and evaluating various strategies. The optimisation process has the following benefits/capabilities:
MEC Mining has become a member of leading industry body Austmine.
Austmine has over 450 corporate members from the mining equipment, technology and services (METS) sector Australia-wide. A not-for-profit industry association, it develops, promotes and supports the METS sector by providing growth opportunities to its network of members.
Since the start of large-scale mining operations, mineral processing techniques have seen huge improvements. Because of this, tailings from older operations can contain mineral quantities high enough to make reprocessing of these tailings economical.
Several large mining companies have realised this and have started reprocessing tailings. De Beers, for example, have recovered millions of carats of diamonds from tailings surrounding the Kimberley mines in South Africa.
Silver – that precious, shiny white metal – has traditionally been highly prized for its symbolism of wealth and prestige and its associated use in jewellery and coins.
However, silver is currently much more commonly used for industrial, medical and electrical purposes, such as in household goods, solar panels and mobile phones.
Bitcoin is all the rage these days. Everyone from hairdressers to Wall Street tycoons are purchasing this form of digital currency. I have no idea whether this asset will continue its meteoric rise or fade like a pair of old jeans but one thing it has been doing is cranking through some serious juice.
MEC Mining’s news is jam packed with up-to-date mining news, trends and tips. If you’ve ever wondered which posts our readers find most interesting, here are our top ten posts of 2017.
Ready to connect with others in your industry and see where it takes you? Here’s a rundown on some worthwhile types of networking functions – and what you should do while you’re there.
Networking has become an essential part of career development. These days it’s likely that you’ll land your next big project or job based on who you know rather than via a traditional recruitment process.
Here are some tips for navigating networking events to get the results you want.
Truck and shovel operation make up the majority of the surface operations worldwide, this is also the case here in Australia. However, considering high workforce cost and high focus on safety, one would expect the use of conveying systems to be a more popular option in Australia.