Engineering & Mining Journal

OCT 2018

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OCTOBER 2018 • E&MJ 1 www.e-mj.com OCTOBER 2018 • VOL 219 • NUMBER 10 FEATURES Mining Thrives in Scandinavia Walking the carbon-free talk, Swedish majors partner with suppliers .............30 A Different Perspective Adds to Sustainable Goals Euro Mine Expo conference showcases some of the latest technologies being used in Scandinavia ............................................................................. 34 New Techniques for Tackling Corrosion As the saying goes, rust never sleeps, but mine and plant operators are waking up to new technologies for controlling it ...................................... 40 New Twists for Traditional Conveyors In addition to high capacity, new conveyors are being engineered for safety and spillage......................................................................................... 44 Iron Ore Markets Improve in Most Regions Taking sharp cuts in steel production during the first half of 2018, future developments in China will be crucial to the iron ore market .............. 48 Russia's Import Replacement in Action New sanctions and weak foreign exchange rates create a fertile ground for the Russian mining machinery suppliers to compete with the recognized world leaders ......................................................................... 56 Today's Hoists Reveal Tomorrow's Priorities Recent projects leverage solutions that ensure future safety, productivity and depth of wind....................................................................... 62 Thousands Gather at Electra Trade shows can measure the business pulse of a country, and Electra Mining Africa held every two years in Johannesburg is no different ............... 70 LEADING DEVELOPMENTS Barrick, Randgold Will Join Forces.....................................................................4 Newmont is Ranked Mining Sector Leader ........................................................4 Cliffs Completes Sale of Asia-Pacific Assets .....................................................5 Century Mine Reopens .......................................................................................5 Nevsun Agrees to $1.41B Takeover Bid by Zijin Mining .....................................6 Northern Star Acquires Pogo Gold Mine in Alaska .............................................6 Hydro Terminates Offer for Rio Tinto Aluminum Assets ................................... 26 Vale Converts Brucutu Trucks to Autonomous ................................................ 26 AROUND THE WORLD U.S. & Canada: Moss Gold Mine Achieves Commercial Production ................. 10 Latin America: The Last Blast at Chuqui ....................................................... 14 Asia: Rio Tinto to Sell Interest in Grasberg to Inalum .................................... 16 Australia/Oceania: Nullagine Achieves Production Run-rate Ahead of Schedule .................................................................................................... 18 Africa: Hummingbird Installing Second Ball Mill at Yanfolila ........................ 20 Exploration Roundup: Alamos Adding Reserves, Resources at Island Gold Mine ....................................................................................................... 22 In addition to extended coverage on Scandinavian activities, E&MJ this month reports on the latest in hoisting systems. On the cover, the world's largest friction hoist has been installed at Oyu Tolgoi's No. 2 shaft in Mongolia. (Photo: The Redpath Group) DEPARTMENTS Calendar ...................................................... 29 Classifi ed Advertisements ............................ 86 Equipment Gallery ........................................ 82 From the Editor................................................2 Markets ........................................................ 88 Operating Strategies .................................... 74 People .............................................................8 Processing Solutions .................................... 80 Suppliers Report........................................... 76 This Month in Coal ....................................... 24

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