As the World is Increasingly Explored, New Mineral Mining Opportunities Go Far Afield

Feb 3, 2018 12:40:19 PM


Exploration is the lifeblood of the mining industry. While difficult, labor-intensive and expensive, exploration is absolutely necessary to the advancement of the industry. Exploration is to mining what research and development are to pharmaceutical companies -- without these processes, progress would come to a halt.

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Topics: Mining, Exploration

Electric Car Boom Drives Lithium Demand to Mining's $90 Billion Hub

Jan 24, 2018 12:16:39 PM


There's no escaping the fact that electric vehicles ( EVs), are garnering tremendous attention in the transportation industry. Tesla, Elon Musk's pioneering company and leading manufacturer of electrically-powered cars, has just recently come out with their most affordable car yet, the Model 3 sedan, with a sales price of about $35,000. Tesla plans to manufacture 20,000 Model 3 vehicles per month starting in 2018.

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Topics: Mining, news, Lithium

Metal Streaming: Transforming Canada into a Global Financial Hub for the Mining Industry

Jan 18, 2018 11:45:06 AM


It may come as no surprise to you that Canada is currently the leading global financial hub for the mining industry. Canada consists of a huge amount of land -- the second largest country in the world in terms of land mass -- and under this land there lies an abundance of mineral resources. That being said, there's no way that Canadian land holds as much as three-quarters of the world's mineral deposits, and yet approximately 75% of the world's mining companies are based in Canada.

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Topics: Mining, news

Robots and Artificial Intelligence Will Transform the Mining Industry

Jan 10, 2018 11:10:12 AM


There is no question that automation is seriously changing the mining industry, affecting everything from time and labor savings to worker safety and increased productivity. Some other benefits brought to bear through the implementation of mine automation, including things like the use of drone aircraft, remote drilling, and driverless robotic vehicles include:

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Topics: Capital Equipment, Artificial Intelligence, GEO HSI

The World is Running Out of Sand

Jan 3, 2018 2:35:22 PM


All around the world, the demand for sand is more intense than most would ever suspect. The importance of sand in our lives is not known by the general public, although it's a common misconception that there's plenty of sand and always will be. It wasn't too long ago that it was thought there were enough fish in the world's oceans to feed us forever, but ask any commercial fisherman how stocks are holding up and you'll no doubt receive a dismal report. For sand, the problem of depletion is even worse and doesn't look to get better anytime soon.

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Topics: rock crushing, Sand Production, Rocky Crusher

New Emerging Technologies are Helping to Remove Diesel Particulate Matter from Underground Mines

Dec 15, 2017 11:52:38 AM

The use of diesel-powered machinery has been a great asset to the mining industry for the past several decades, as a result of its ability to significantly improve productivity and its history of being economical, rugged and reliable. When used in conjunction with underground mining, however, it's evident that diesel-powered equipment has some serious shortcomings that need to be addressed. 

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Topics: Mining, news

How to Choose the Right Blow Bar for your Crusher

Nov 9, 2017 4:21:33 PM


1. Choose Machined Blow Bars

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An image of well-machined blow bars from AMCAST.

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Topics: Wear Parts, Tips, Blow Bars

Why are my Impact Crusher Blow Bars Breaking?

Nov 2, 2017 11:45:15 AM


There are many reasons why your impact crusher blow bars are breaking on a regular basis. We have compiled a list of the most common causes of blow bar failure and the solutions to those problems. 


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Topics: Crushing Equipment, Tips, Rock Crusher Maintenance

Choosing the Right Rock Crushing Equipment

Jul 26, 2017 11:26:56 PM


Stone crushing can be classified into four stages depending on the degree to which the starting material is fragmented. These four stages are primary, secondary, tertiary and quaternary stages. Primary and secondary stages involve crushing of coarse materials while the tertiary and quaternary stages involve the reduction of ore particles to finer degrees. Activities at the primary stage will depend on gyratory, jaw or impact crushers. Cone crushers, roll crushers and impact crushers are mostly used at the secondary stages. The tertiary and quaternary stages mostly require the utilization of cone crushers, although some functions may require vertical-shift impact crusher. In order to control the size and quality of the product and at the same time reduce wastage, you must ensure that the reduction of aggregates is evenly spread over the four stages.

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Topics: Crushing Equipment, Tips