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  • 5 November 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Canadian-based Barrick Gold Corporation recently purchased a DSC Wolverine Class dredge. Barrick is a global company, located on five continents and involved in projects such as mine operation, advancing exploration and project development. The Wolverine will be used in Pueblo Viejo, the Sanchez Ramirez Province of the Dominican Republic, located about two hours north west […]

  • 6 December 2016
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    Chatham Rock Phosphate and its technical partners Boskalis and Deltares have received a Dutch government research funding to improve the environmental management of marine mining. This co-funding has been awarded by the Netherlands based Topsector Water TKI Delta technology. The increased global interest in the economic and environmental outcomes of marine mining for resources such […]

  • 29 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    The naming ceremony for the first of the two Damen Shoalbusters 3009 being built for marine solutions specialist SMIT Amandla Marine at Damen Shipyards Cape Town (DSCT), was held on Thursday, 29 October 2015. The Shoalbuster series of multi-purpose, shallow draught workboats are designed for inland and coastal waters. The 30 meter Aukwatowa has a […]

  • 14 January 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A coalition fighting highly destructive suction dredge mining is considering further legal options after a state judge ruled that a California law banning the practice is preempted by federal law. The California Supreme Court is also considering whether to take up the legal issues surrounding the state law, designed to minimize mercury pollution and damage […]

  • 26 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Abbott Government must not approve the Abbot Point coal port expansion in the Great Barrier Reef, with reports today that low coal prices could mean the industry won’t need it anyway, say the Australian Greens. “Industry is pulling out of the Galilee Basin because the world doesn’t want to buy our climate-destroying coal,” Senator […]

  • 2 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    In response to an emergency request from a coalition of tribal, conservation and fisheries groups, California officials have closed a loophole in the state’s suction dredge mining ban. The move will protect water quality, wildlife and fisheries from destructive forms of recreational mining. Suction dredging is an environmentally harmful mining practice has been banned in […]

  • 18 January 2011

    Chief executive Tom Albanese said: “Running our operations at full capacity was a priority for Rio Tinto in 2010, in an environment of strong prices for most of our commodities. Our success is clearly demonstrated in iron ore where we set new quarterly and annual production records. During the quarter we approved a further $5.5 billion in value-adding […]

  • 13 October 2016
    Business & Finance

    Ellicott Dredges, a Baltimore based manufacturer of dredging equipment and dredge parts, recently received three contracts for custom-designed dredgers. In the first instance, an international chemical company selected Ellicott to build a custom electric bucketwheel dredger to mine salt in a very hard digging application. The new dredger, which will increase the mine’s output per operating […]

  • 17 July 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Watermaster has presented a new video about its applications in the mining industry. These main applications are: 1. Slimes removal – removing mineral sediments, slimes, from process ponds to keep them from clogging the pumps and lowering the production rate; – slimes removal from rain/groundwater ponds in open pit mines. 2. Recovering valuable materials – […]

  • 4 April 2012

    A coalition including environmental organizations, fishermen and the Karuk tribe filed a lawsuit Monday to block newly approved regulations for controversial suction dredge mining. The program would increase river mining and pollution in California’s waterways once a current moratorium on the practice expires in 2016; coalition members are concerned about the health of California rivers […]

  • 22 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Queensland’s lax environmental assessment practices continue to present threats to the environment and the economy, causing fears for how major development on the Great Barrier Reef will be managed, said the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS). The Department of Environment and Heritage Protection announced it was charging Linc Energy for major breaches of environment laws […]

  • 4 October 2018
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Alia Instruments, a Twente based builder of production monitoring equipment for the maritime and mining industry, has just announced that Plusflow Skandinavia started to introduce the non-nuclear Alia Density Meter to the Nordic market from October 2018. Plusflow Scandinavia has already full focus on delivering solutions for difficult applications where the medium is aggressive, abrasive and […]

  • 8 August 2013

    ENSURGE, Inc. announces that it has acquired a mine license application that has tied up gold bearing property located on the Mazaruni river. Furthermore, the Company has acquired land dredging equipment to be deployed on the property. In May of this year the Company announced the majority acquisition of TransGlobal Gold Corp., which would result […]

  • 12 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    Governor Jerry Brown has signed legislation authored by Senator Ben Allen that will protect California rivers and streams from environmentally hazardous suction dredge mining. This legislation, Senate Bill (SB) 637, requires suction dredge mining to be regulated by the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB), which is responsible for ensuring that water quality standards are […]

  • 26 August 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Australian-based dredging and civil construction company Hall Contracting has won a $27 million contract to carry out remediation work at Energy Resources of Australia’s Ranger Uranium Mine in the Northern Territory. The project will involve operating and maintaining the mine’s cutter suction dredge to safely remove and transfer approximately 26 million cubic meters of mine […]

  • 28 June 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Canadian-based dredging company, ECO Technologies announced today that its subsidiary based in Belo Horizonte – ECO Minas Dragagens – has signed a major production contract with Vale Fertilizantes S.A., a subsidiary of Brazilian mining giant Vale S.A. The contract, for which the kick off meeting and official signing took place in Uberaba on Monday, June […]

  • 8 March 2011

      IHC Merwede, a Dutch supplier of ships and equipment for dredging and mining activities, and DEME, a Belgian dredging and environmental services group, will enter into a joint venture for deep-sea mining activities. Under their cooperative agreement, IHC Merwede will be responsible for the development and construction of technical solutions, while DEME will be […]

  • 18 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Project & Tenders, Technology

    Secretary-General Nii Odunton accompanied by his Deputy and Legal Counsel, Michael Lodge, had the opportunity to visit the Soil Machine Dynamics (SMD) facility in Newcastle upon Tyne on 4 September 2014, to get a look at Nautilus Minerals’ Polymetallic Sulphides Mining Technology. The newly assembled Auxiliary Cutter (AC), is the third and final seafloor production […]

  • 20 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Chief Supt. Danilo Constantino, the regional director of the Philippine National Police (PNP) in Region 7, has cautioned police personnel against the use of unnecessary force while keeping the peace at the controversial “black sand mining” issue in Tanjay City. In a telephone interview, Chief Supt. Constantino admitted that he is not quite familiar with […]

  • 3 August 2015
    Business & Finance

    The International Seabed Authority (ISA) General Assembly on July 14th approved the World Ocean Council (WOC) as an official Observer. Established by the Law of the Sea treaty, the ISA is the intergovernmental body which organizes, regulates and controls all mineral-related activities in the international seabed area of the world. With formal ISA Observer status, […]

  • 11 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    Dragflow, an Italian manufacturer of heavy duty pumps and complete dredging equipment, recently received four orders for custom-made dredgers. Under the first contract, five dredgers, model DRH300E23, will be delivered for sand and gravel extraction in Middle East. The dredgers are equipped with a Dragflow hydraulic pump model HY300 and a CAT C13 engine. They […]

  • 5 October 2018
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Solstad Offshore ASA has been awarded a contract with Global Sea Mineral Resources (GSR) -member of the DEME Group – for the construction support vessel (CSV) Normand Reach. The contract will begin in 4Q 2018 and has a duration of 4-6 months. The vessel will be mobilized from Europe with the mining vehicle Patania II, […]

  • 5 February 2016
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A European consortium launched on February 1st a new Horizon 2020 project: Blue Nodules. This project addresses the challenge of creating a viable and sustainable value chain to retrieve polymetallic nodules from the ocean floor. It will develop and test new highly-automated and sustainable technologies for deep-sea mining with minimal environmental pressures. The technical side […]

  • 25 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    Queenslanders will not be fooled by the desperate spin campaign launched by the Queensland Resources Council today to downplay the damage the big mining companies are inflicting on the Great Barrier Reef, say the Australian Greens. “This is desperate PR spin from the Queensland Resources Council that shows community opposition to big mining companies trashing […]

  • 23 June 2010
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders, Research & Development

    Ellicott Dredges’ numerous recent successes in diverse dredge mining applications reaffirm its role as global leader in this sector.   [mappress] Source: Ellicott Dredges, June 23, 2010

  • 21 February 2011

    Gladstone Ports Corporation has been working closely with Maritime Safety Queensland (MSQ) on restoring operations at the Port of Bundaberg… (mining-reporter) [mappress] Source: mining-reporter, February 21, 2011;