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FEB 2019

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FEBRUARY 2019 • E&MJ 1 www.e-mj.com FEBRUARY 2019 • VOL 220 • NUMBER 2 FEATURES Strength in Numbers Exploration discovery rates are down, while budgets are up. Can technology, deeper research and new interdisciplinary alliances improve the numbers and reverse the trend? ................................................................................... 28 2019 Haulage & Loading Preview Organizers revamp program for open-pit mining conference ......................... 32 Friendlier Models Try to Bare All, Faster With little room for error, miners seek resource modelling solutions that are quick, easy and accurate ......................................................................... 38 Growth Supplants Survival in the Great Basin More development projects move toward production in Nevada ..................... 42 The World's Largest Trade Fair Continues to Grow Messe München welcomes the world to Bavaria to see advancements in mining and construction technology .............................................................. 48 LEADING DEVELOPMENTS Dam Bursts at Vale's Feijão Mine ......................................................................4 Kirkland Lake Gold Reports Record Q4 Production ............................................5 Newmont, Goldcorp Combine to Create World's Largest Gold Company .............5 Access Declines Reach Fruta del Norte Orebody ................................................6 NQ Minerals Declares Commercial Production .................................................6 AROUND THE WORLD U.S. & Canada: Ascot Resources to Acquire IDM Mining ...................................8 Latin America: Sierra Completes Construction at Bolivar Mine in Mexico Ahead of Schedule.......................................................................................... 14 Australia/Oceania: Development Begins on New Northparkes Block Cave ..... 16 Africa: Orion to Redevelop Prieska Mine......................................................... 18 Asia: India Readies Mining Policy Blueprint ................................................... 20 Exploration Roundup: Wallbridge Initiates Extensive Drill Program at Fenelon in Quebec ...................................................................................... 22 This month, E&MJ reports on activities in the Great Basin. The investment climate for metal mining has improved in the U.S. during the last two years and several new projects are moving toward production in Nevada. On the cover, miners push the pit back at South Arturo as they prepare for production. (Photo: Premier Gold Mines Ltd.) DEPARTMENTS Calendar ...................................................... 26 Classifi ed Advertisements ............................ 70 Equipment Gallery ........................................ 66 From the Editor................................................2 Markets ........................................................ 72 Operating Strategies .................................... 58 People .......................................................... 12 Processing Solutions .................................... 64 Suppliers Report........................................... 60 This Month in Coal ....................................... 24 Exploration....28 Resource Modelling....38 Great Basin Development....42

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