Engineering & Mining Journal

JUN 2018

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JUNE 2018 • E&MJ 45 MATERIAL HANDLING 1992. It was acquired in 1994 by Com- inco Madencilik Sanayi A. ., the Turkish subsidiary of London's Cominco Resourc- es International Ltd. The company drilled more than 550 holes. In 2009, The Turkish Council of State, acting on litigation brought by the Green Artvin Association and the Artvin Bar cit- ing water table pollution allegedly linked to drilling, pulled the exploration licenses for all parties working the deposit, nixing projects run by Cominco Resources and Toronto's INMET Mining. In 2011, the Turkish Ministry of En- ergy and Natural Resources updated the country's mining laws. Cengiz Holding and Özaltın Holding acquired a drilling license in 2012, launching the partner- ship's operations there. Reportedly containing silver, gold and zinc, Cerattepe's copper ore will be trans- ported to an Eti Bakır A. . Facility for flotation and processing at a rate of just under a half million mt per year. AssetVista Alerts on Stacker Snafu ABB reported that its asset-condition monitoring system, AssetVista, is helping Vale manage the maintenance of stackers and the conveyor system at the expan- sive S11D iron ore project in the Carajás mountains of northern Brazil. The software was adopted when the miner launched a capacity expansion in the third quarter 2014 and contracted ABB to supply and install automation packages and electrical equipment at a price tag of roughly $100 million. At the time, Vale announced the expansion and automation would con- tribute to the mine becoming a "sustainable mine of the future," ABB reported. The monolithic S11D Carajás com- plex, which includes an open-pit mine, factory, railway and port, and includes operations in both Pará and Maranhão, reportedly produces 90 million mt of ore annually. The ore is moved via a half-doz- en stackers and a sprawling, 9-km con- veyor system dubbed the Long-Distance Belt Transporter. WIRTGEN GmbH · Reinhard-Wirtgen-Str. 2 . D-53578 Windhagen . T: +49 26 45 / 131 0 Blasting? No! Safety? Yes! 2500 SM: Surface Mining combines safe mining operations with modern cost-effectiveness: the 2500 SM replaces the entire equipment otherwise needed for blasting, drilling and pre-crushing. It cuts costs, delivers mined raw materials of higher quality, and ensures more efficient exploitation of the deposits. Take advantage of innovative solutions from the technology leader. A WIRTGEN GROUP COMPANY Buckets are opened, tipped and dumped automatically. (Photo: Doppelmayr)

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