Category Archives: Rock

  • Department of Labor completed impact inspections at 16 mines with histories of repeated health, safety violations in December 2023

    Department of Labor completed impact inspections at 16 mines with histories of repeated health, safety violations in December 2023

    The U.S. Department of Labor announced recently that its Mine Safety and Health Administration completed impact inspections at 16 mines in 11 states in December 2023, issuing 247 violations.

    Equipment Corporation of America (ECA) announces new dealership of Boart Longyear surface coring drills and rock tools

    Equipment Corporation of America (ECA) announces new dealership of Boart Longyear surface coring drills and rock tools

    Equipment Corporation of America (ECA), a leading provider of construction and drilling equipment, is excited to announce its new partnership with Boart Longyear, a supplier of drilling services, drilling equipment and performance tooling. This collaboration marks a significant expansion in ECA’s offering of technologically advanced drilling solutions.

    Highly responsive conveyor belt tracker improves production and safety worldwide

    Highly responsive conveyor belt tracker improves production and safety worldwide

    The pioneer in belt conveyor accessories has launched the next generation of tracking technology for a global marketplace.  Martin Engineering designed the highly responsive Martin® Tracker™ HD (heavy-duty) belt conveyor alignment system with widely available plate steel to increase availability and affordability across all 6 continents it serves.  A mistracking belt produces excessive spillage which […]

    Sandvik wins major order from LKAB for automated loaders

    Sandvik wins major order from LKAB for automated loaders

    Sandvik has received a major order from the Swedish mining company LKAB to supply automated loaders for use at the Kiruna mine in northern Sweden, the world’s largest underground iron ore mine. The order is valued at approximately SEK 250 million ($24,440,330.26 USD) and will be booked in the fourth quarter. It follows a recent […]

    Caterpillar successfully demonstrates to Newmont its expanding portfolio of sustainable underground solutions and technologies

    Caterpillar successfully demonstrates to Newmont its expanding portfolio of sustainable underground solutions and technologies

    IRVING, TX – Caterpillar Inc. has successfully demonstrated its first battery electric prototype underground mining truck, growing its portfolio of battery electric and semi-autonomous technology for underground mining applications.

    US Department of Labor announces final rule to protect miners from surface mobile equipment-related accidents, injuries, fatalities

    US Department of Labor announces final rule to protect miners from surface mobile equipment-related accidents, injuries, fatalities

    The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a final rule from its Mine Safety and Health Administration to help protect miners from accidents, injuries and fatalities related to surface mobile equipment.

    WAP Sustainability, with the support of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA), announces the launch of Theta EPD for Aggregates

    WAP Sustainability, with the support of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA), announces the launch of Theta EPD for Aggregates

    WAP Sustainability, the leading U.S. provider of life cycle assessment (LCA) and environmental product declarations (EPDs) services and tools, with support from the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA), is pleased to announce the launch of Theta EPD for Aggregates.

    Winter washing: Top tips for wash plant operators as temperatures drop

    Winter washing: Top tips for wash plant operators as temperatures drop

    The icy grip of the winter season presents a unique set of challenges for wash plant operators, but with effective planning materials producers can protect their investment and ensure their operations are ready for an efficient return to production in spring.

    Former Elrus employee, Kyle Donaldson, joins Superior in sales role

    Former Elrus employee, Kyle Donaldson, joins Superior in sales role

    Morris, MN – Superior Industries, Inc., a Minnesota-based manufacturer and global supplier of bulk material processing and handling systems, has added Kyle Donaldson to their conveyor components outside sales team.

    Assistant Secretary for Mine Safety and Health Chris Williamson honors miners on National Miners Day

    Assistant Secretary for Mine Safety and Health Chris Williamson  honors miners on National Miners Da

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor recently published the following blog by Assistant Secretary for Mine Safety and Health Chris Williamson to commemorate National Miners Day, which annually honors the sacrifices and contributions of miners past and present: “Each December on National Miners Day, we recognize the contributions that miners make to our country.

    Department of Labor announces findings of October 2023 impact inspections at 13 mines, many with histories of repeated safety, health issues

    Department of Labor announces findings of October 2023 impact inspections at 13 mines, many with histories of repeated safety, health issues

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor announced today that its Mine Safety and Health Administration completed impact inspections at 13 mines in 10 states in October 2023, issuing 215 violations.

    Komatsu announces plans to acquire American Battery Solutions

    Komatsu announces plans to acquire American Battery Solutions

    Komatsu, through its wholly owned subsidiary in the U.S., Komatsu America Corp., has agreed to acquire American Battery Solutions, Inc., a battery manufacturer headquartered in Detroit, Michigan, U.S.

    Freeport-McMoRan uses Cat MineStar™ to convert fleet

    Freeport-McMoRan uses Cat MineStar™ to convert fleet

    IRVING, TX – Caterpillar and Freeport-McMoRan announce that the two companies are collaborating to convert the mining company’s fleet of 33 Cat® 793 haul trucks at its Bagdad mine in Arizona to an autonomous haulage system (AHS) using Cat MineStar™ Command for hauling. 

    CDE launches EvoWash trade in deal to boost sand washing efficiency

    CDE launches EvoWash trade in deal to boost sand washing efficiency

    With data from USGS (United States Geological Society) indicating that in some of the most densely populated urban centers across the United States demand for sand and gravel reserves often outstrips supply, CDE has launched a new campaign to support natural sand producers to adopt modern technological solutions to drive efficiency across their operations.

    Philippi-Hagenbuch custom engineers asymmetrical hard rock body for underground hauling environments

    Philippi-Hagenbuch custom engineers asymmetrical hard rock body for underground hauling environments

    PEORIA, Ill. — Philippi-Hagenbuch Inc., a global leader in off-highway haul truck customization, expands its custom engineering portfolio of HiVol® Hard Rock Bodies to include asymmetrical bodies that are optimized for underground environments.