U.S. Steel eyes Keetac re-start

Keetac for a restart could be on the books. David Burritt, President and Chief Executive Office of the United States Steel Company, said Friday that the steelmaker headquartered in Pittsburgh is planning to re-start its Keetac iron ore pellet plant in Keewatin. In the...

Iron ore miners make hay while the sun shines

Mount Gibson Iron (ASX: MGX) is well placed to leverage on buoyant Australian iron ore demand as it targets initial revenue from its mid-2021 Shine direct shipping iron ore project in WA. According to news, the rate of 62 percent iron ore content is currently at...

The evolution of remote mine professions

The new norm of operating remotely from mine locations has been driven by Rio Tinto and Fortescue Metals Company. Secure to Work requires a deeper look at the metropolitan-based operations centres of each business. Technology is reinforcing the track record in...

Mining cutback would hit Vancouver hardest

According to company leaders, the mining industry of B.C. could shrink by 64 percent over the next 20 years and the greatest financial and employment declines will not be in the outback, but in the financial center of Vancouver. The Mining Association of B.C., amid a...

Kaz Minerals suspends operations at Kyrgyz

In the midst of post-election instability in the Central Asian republic, Kaz Minerals (LSE: KAZ) has halted production at its Bozymchak copper and gold mine in Kyrgyzstan. On Tuesday, unidentified men demolished facilities at another gold deposit in the former Soviet...

COVID crimps Caterpillar sales

Compared to $12.8 billion a year earlier, sales dropped 23 percent year-on-year to US$ 9.9 billion. Per-share profits more than halved to $1.22, with analysts predicting a profit of $1.12 per share on average. The operating profit margin of Caterpillar dropped from...

New Jumbo and bolter use a similar system

MILWAUKEE—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Komatsu is pleased to launch a new jumbo drill and bolter that utilizes a revolutionary common underground hard rock mining carrier and control device engineered to fulfill the needs of the industry for higher efficiency and flexibility thus...