Engineering & Mining Journal

NOV 2018

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NOVEMBER 2018 • E&MJ 1 www.e-mj.com NOVEMBER 2018 • VOL 219 • NUMBER 11 FEATURES Measuring Motion: New Angles for Slope Stability Monitoring Companies with the best prospects for managing geotechnical risks are committed to having access to good data, rigorous design and topnotch engineers. Here's a look at the newest options available to meet the challenges. .............................. 34 E&MJ Buyers Guide 2019............................................................................... 44 Komatsu Debuts Advanced Autonomous Systems A market leader offers autonomous mining insight during a demo at its proving grounds in Tucson, Arizona....................................................... 52 The Complexity vs. Performance Dilemma Modern thickener and filtration solutions can be customized to meet brownfield site or plant expansion project needs, but within limits ............... 58 New Developments in Rock Bolting Ground control products and technologies mitigate issues at depth ............. 62 LEADING DEVELOPMENTS Rio Tinto, Hancock Prospecting Open New Mine at Hope Downs ........................4 Dugald River Gathers Pace, Las Bambas Back on Track ...................................4 RNC Finds High-grade Gold at Beta Hunt..........................................................5 OZ Earns 51% Interest in West Musgrave Project .............................................5 Newmont Suriname Reaches 1M Oz Production Milestone ................................5 Hydro Gets Go-ahead to Restart Alunorte at 50% .............................................6 Americas Silver, Pershing Gold to Merge ...........................................................6 AROUND THE WORLD U.S. & Canada: Minnesota Issues Permit to Mine for PolyMet Copper-Nickel Mine ...........................................................................................8 Latin America: Hudbay Considers Mantos Copper ......................................... 16 Australia/Oceania: Rio Tinto Announces Significant Robe River Investment ....20 Africa: Katanga Temporarily Suspends Cobalt Sales...................................... 22 Asia: Centerra Sells Mongolian Subsidiaries .................................................. 24 Europe: Finnish Regulators Approve Laiva Startup ........................................ 26 Exploration Roundup: Ivanhoe Discovers More High-grade Copper in DRC .....28 In addition to articles on stability above and below ground, this month, E&MJ offers readers an inside look at Komatsu's autonomous haulage system. More mines are considering driverless trucks, but before they can make the leap, they have to meet a certain set of stan- dards. On the cover, a driverless truck hauls iron ore in the Pilbara. (Photo: Rio Tinto) DEPARTMENTS Calendar ...................................................... 32 Classifi ed Advertisements ............................ 78 Equipment Gallery ........................................ 74 From the Editor................................................2 Markets ........................................................ 80 Operating Strategies .................................... 66 People .......................................................... 14 Processing Solutions .................................... 72 Suppliers Report........................................... 68 This Month in Coal ....................................... 30 Slope Stability....34 Autonomous Haulage....52 Filtration & Thickeners....58

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