Engineering & Mining Journal

NOV 2017

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NOVEMBER 2017 • E&MJ 1 www.e-mj.com NOVEMBER 2017 • VOL 218 • NUMBER 11 FEATURES Iron Ore Market Report 2017 Prices and demand for high-quality iron ore increases. Future over capacity could threaten lower quality and high-cost iron ore operations. ...... 32 Excavation Options While rope shovels and hydraulic excavators still form the mainstream when it comes to primary earthmovers, other options continue to nibble away at the market ........................................................................................ 38 Bit Players The pace of digital technology implementation and innovation is quickening throughout the industry. Here's a quick scan of what leading producers, suppliers and service providers are doing. ................................... 44 E&MJ Buyers Guide 2018............................................................................... 50 Special Report: Mining in Chile..................................................................... 59 LEADING DEVELOPMENTS North American Palladium Reports Positive Developments ...............................4 AEM Reports Record Quarterly Gold Production .................................................4 Boliden's Production Suffers .............................................................................5 Implats Acquiring 15%Interest in Waterberg Project ........................................5 Rocanville Expansion Creates World's Largest Potash Mine ..............................5 Canadian Zinc Expands Prairie Creek Project....................................................6 AROUND THE WORLD U.S. & Canada: Rainy River Pours First Gold .....................................................8 Latin America: Escondida's Copper Production Ramps Up ............................ 14 Australia/Oceania: First Ore Mined at Mount Morgans Beresford Underground ....18 Africa: Randgold Prepares to Complete Kibali Underground Mine in the DRC....20 Asia: Eldorado Lowers Guidance on Ki lada ğ ................................................ 24 Exploration Roundup: Ivanhoe Continues to Add Resources at Kamoa-Kakula Project in DRC ........................................................................ 26 As it does each year in its November edition, E&MJ reviews the world iron ore market. On the cover, an excavator loads a haul truck at one of the newest iron ore mines, Rio Tinto's $338 million Silvergrass project in Western Australia. (Photo: Rio Tinto) DEPARTMENTS Calendar ...................................................... 30 Classifi ed Advertisements ............................ 78 Equipment Gallery ........................................ 75 From the Editor................................................2 Markets ........................................................ 80 Operating Strategies .................................... 68 People .......................................................... 12 Processing Solutions .................................... 70 Suppliers Report........................................... 72 This Month in Coal ....................................... 28 Iron Ore Report....32 Excavators....38 Data Networks....44

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