Sharing Critical Control Measures #2 Independent Experts, Black Hats and Sharing Learnings

Brad Ross | April 3, 2017
img0 In this second article of my series of Sharing Critical Control Measures, I discuss the importance of three critical control measures to help prevent unexpected “Black Swan” events, including using independent experts, challenging the basic assumptions of experts (wearing a “black hat) and sharing learnings to prevent similar events. At 144 million tons, the Manefay Landslide ...

Mineco to build the first underground mine in Bosnia and Herzegovina after 30 years

Irina Dorokhova | February 2, 2017
img0 UK base metal miner Mineco said it has invested over $1 million (927,200 euro) in the construction of its lead mine near the municipality of Olovo in Bosnia and Herzegovina over the past 12 months, and is due to open it shortly, said seenews.com. After four years of project development and construction of underground facilities, the preparations ...

Kincora Copper made the first steps to develop its Mongolian projects

MINEX FORUM | November 23, 2016
img0 Kincora raised C$1 mln in the summer at the same time as clearing off its outstanding debt to its major shareholder Origo Partners (LON:OPP) and tightening up its corporate structure. That gives it plenty of room for manoeuvre when it comes to designing a work programme for the newly enlarged landholding, said cdn.ampproject.org. On 14 ...

Michigan Technology University makes vehicles smarter

MINEX FORUM | November 18, 2016
img0 Image: ruggedcomputing.co.uk Motorized vehicles, including passenger vehicles, are becoming increasingly computerized, and Michigan Technology University is significantly involved with the effort to make them smarter and more efficient, said mininggazette.com. Such issues are extremely important for mining. Dr. Jeffrey Naber, Tech professor in energy systems and mechanical engineering-engineering mechanics, and director of the Advanced Power ...

Winners of the 5th annual amateur photography competition

MINEX Forum | October 21, 2016
img0 Winners of the 5th annual amateur photography competition “Miners and Mines of Russia” were presented at the awards ceremony held during gala dinner. The winners of the “Miners and Mines of Russia competition in the nomination categories: “My Mine” – Industrial landscape Yudin Roman CJSC “Base metals “Mining Machinery and Technologies” – Industrial composition Elena ...

Eurasia Mining to commence production on West Kytlim next week

MINEX Forum | September 1, 2016
img0 Image: eurasiamining.co.uk Eurasia Mining plc to commence production on company’s Russian project West Kytlim next week, the company reported. Mining has commenced at Malaya Sosnovka, with two blocks cleared of vegetation (blocks 4 and 5) and a third block (block 1) to be cleared by 1 September 2016. Gravels are being excavated from block 4 and ...

Coal production in Poland to increase slowly

Irina Dorokhova | July 1, 2016
img0 Image: http://poland-today.pl/ Source: http://www.mining-technology.com/news/newsreport-polish-coal-industry-witness-growth-both-production-consumption-4935830 Coal production in Poland is projected to increase at a compound annual growth rate of 2.8% to reach 156.2 million tonnes (Mt) in 2020, while consumption is also expected to grow by 2.6% to 149.4Mt, according to a report by Timetric. Entitled “Coal Mining in Poland to 2020“, the report states that ...