What Makes a Successful Mining Consultant?

There are many career paths open to graduate mining engineers. It can be difficult to decide where your experience, personality and skills fit in best. Becoming a mining consultant can be a highly rewarding career.

Good communication skills, flexibility, business acumen and technical expertise are just some of the requirements of a good mining consultant.

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When to Consider Bulk Dozer Push?

Bulk dozer push is applicable to a range of situations and can be applied in flat dip strip mines and steep dip mines using apparent dip stripping.  Bulk dozer push uses the void created by coal mining to move material to spoil cheaply.  Generally, dozer push is applicable to spoil up to 60m above the basal seam, with prestrip applied to the upper waste as the depth to coal increases.

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How much can Bulk Dozer Push save you?

Bulk dozer push costs are typically between $1.30 and $2.00 per bcm, and compare favourably with truck shovel costs of up to $4.00 per bcm.  Bulk dozer push can be applied in most situations where the coal dip is less than 20 degrees, offsetting other more expensive methods.  As the low capital alternative to a dragline, dozers are inexpensive to purchase and move more material per operator hour than all but the largest of excavator fleets.

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Breaking new ground – MEC Mining concentrates on forging the best team

MEC Mining concentrates on forging the best team.

Maria Joyce, General Manager at MEC Mining, is heeding the call for more to be done to open up the resources industry to women in Australia after a recent report by The Australian Mines and Metals Association (AMMA) noted a decrease in the number of women in mining for the first time in five years.

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