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Articulated hauler

An articulated hauler, articulated dump truck, or sometimes a dump hauler, is a very large heavy duty type of dump truck used to transport loads over rough terrain, and occasionally on public roads. The vehicle usually has all-wheel drive and con ...

                                               

Blondin (quarry equipment)

Blondins were a type of aerial ropeway employed in open pits in the slate quarries in Wales to transport wagons loads of rock between locations. They were named after the famous tightrope walker Charles Blondin.

                                               

Bucket chain excavator

Bucket chain excavators are heavy equipment used in surface mining and dredging. It uses buckets on a revolving chain to remove large quantities of material. It has similar characteristics to bucket-wheel excavators and trenchers. They remove mat ...

                                               

Bucket-wheel excavator

A bucket-wheel excavator is a large heavy equipment machine used in surface mining. The primary function of BWEs is to act as a continuous digging machine in large-scale open-pit mining operations, removing thousands of tons of overburden a day. ...

                                               

Caterpillar 797B

for an overview of the Caterpillar 797 series, see: Caterpillar 797 The Caterpillar 797B is an off-highway, ultra class, two-axle, mechanical powertrain haul truck developed and manufactured by Caterpillar Inc. in the United States specifically f ...

                                               

Conveyor bridge

A conveyor bridge is a piece of mining equipment used in strip mining for the removal of overburden and for dumping it on the inner spoil bank of the open-cut mine. It is used together with multibucket excavators, frequently bucket chain excavato ...

                                               

Crushing plant

A Crushing plant is one-stop crushing installation, which can be used for rock crushing, garbage crushing, building materials crushing and other similar operations. Crushing plants may be either fixed or mobile. A crushing plant has different sta ...

                                               

Dragline excavator

A dragline excavator is a piece of heavy equipment used in civil engineering and surface mining. Draglines fall into two broad categories: those that are based on standard, lifting cranes, and the heavy units which have to be built on-site. Most ...

                                               

Drilling jumbo

Drilling jumbos are usually used in underground mining, if mining is done by drilling and blasting. They are also used in tunnelling, if rock hardness prevents use of tunnelling machines.

                                               

Gezahe

In German-speaking countries, the miners toolset is known as a Gezahe formerly also abbreviated to Gezah. It is a set of personally-owned mining tools and equipment needed by the miner in his daily work. In coal mining in central Europe during th ...

                                               

Graduation tower

A graduation tower is a structure used in the production of salt which removes water from a saline solution by evaporation, increasing its concentration of mineral salts. The tower consists of a wooden wall-like frame stuffed with bundles of brus ...

                                               

IREDES

IREDES, International Rock Excavation Data Exchange Standard, is an industry standard to unify routines for the data exchange between mining equipment and office computer systems. It defines one "common electronic language" to be talked by the au ...

                                               

Jig concentrators

Jig concentrators are devices used mainly in the mining industry for mineral processing, to separate particles within the ore body, based on their specific gravity. The particles would usually be of a similar size, often crushed and screened prio ...

                                               

Knelson concentrator

A Knelson concentrator is a type of gravity concentration apparatus, predominantly used in the gold mining industry. It is used for the recovery of fine particles of free gold, meaning gold that does not require gold cyanidation for recovery.

                                               

Meco-Moore Cutter Loader

The Meco-Moore cutter loader was an early twentieth-century British mining machine. It was invented by Mr M. Moore, and developed by the Mining Engineering Company of Worcester. It was a heavy machine and was first used in a coal mine in Lancashi ...

                                               

Minecart

A minecart or mine cart is a type of rolling stock found on a mine railway, used for moving ore and materials procured in the process of traditional mining. Minecarts are seldom used in modern operations, having largely been superseded in undergr ...

                                               

Mineral jig

Mineral jigs or gravity concentrators were designed to allow for separation of materials with different densities. This process is accomplished by flowing a stream of liquid-suspended material over a screen and subjecting the screen to a vertical ...

                                               

Quarry tub

A tub or quarry tub is a type of railway or tramway wagon used in quarries and other industrial locations for the transport of minerals from a quarry or mine face to processing plants or between various parts of an industrial site. This type of w ...

                                               

Raise borer

A raise borer is a machine used in underground mining, to excavate a circular hole between two levels of a mine without the use of explosives. The raise borer is set up on the upper level of the two levels to be connected, on an evenly laid platf ...

                                               

Roadheader

A roadheader, also called a boom-type roadheader, road header machine, road header or just header machine, is a piece of excavating equipment consisting of a boom-mounted cutting head, a loading device usually involving a conveyor, and a crawler ...

                                               

Rocker box

A rocker box is a gold mining implement for separating alluvial placer gold from sand and gravel which was used in placer mining in the 19th century. It consists of a high-sided box, which is open on one end and on top, and was placed on rockers. ...

                                               

Rocker Shovel Loader

A Rocker Shovel Loader, sometimes simply referred to as a Rocker Shovel or Mucker is a type of mechanical loader used in underground mining. A Rocker Shovel is usually powered by compressed air, or in some cases electricity. It is commonly mounte ...

                                               

Spreader (mining)

Spreaders in mining are heavy equipment used in surface mining and mechanical engineering/civil engineering. The primary function of a spreader is to act as a continuous spreading machine in large-scale open pit mining operations. Bucket-wheel ex ...

                                               

LHD (load, haul, dump machine)

LHD loaders are similar to conventional front end loaders but developed for the toughest of hard rock mining applications, with overall production economy, safety and reliability in mind. They are extremely rugged, highly maneuverable and excepti ...

                                               

Mantrip

An underground personnel carrier is any heavy duty vehicle designed specifically for the safe transport of personnel and their supplies into underground work areas. The most common underground applications is for the mining of either precious met ...

                                               

Cameco

Cameco Corporation is the worlds largest publicly traded uranium company, based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. In 2015, it was the worlds second largest uranium producer, accounting for 18% of world production.

                                               

Fossicking

In Australia, New Zealand and Cornwall, fossicking is prospecting, especially when carried out as a recreational activity. This can be for gold, precious stones, fossils, etc. by sifting through a prospective area. In Australian English and New Z ...

                                               

Geo-Mineral Exploration Corporation

Geo-Mineral Exploration Corporation is an environmentally-sensitive exploration, acquisition, and merger company, which examines the viability of consolidating historic underground mining properties into small-scale specialty production alliances ...

                                               

Gold placer claim

In the United States, a placer claim grants to the discoverer of valuable minerals contained in loose material such as sand or gravel the right to mine on public land. Other countries such as Canada, Mexico, and Australia grant similar rights. In ...

                                               

Kintyre uranium deposit

The Kintyre uranium project is located 60 km south of the Telfer gold mine and 260 km northeast of Newman at the western edge of the Great Sandy Desert in the East Pilbara region of Western Australia.

                                               

Longyear Drill Site

The Longyear Drill Site is a historic mineral exploration site in Hoyt Lakes, Minnesota, United States. In 1890 the first core samples were taken there from what would become known as the Mesabi Range, one of the worlds richest iron ore deposits. ...

                                               

Metal Prince

The Metal Prince Ltd. Corporation is a mining company from Armenia, registered on the island of Nevis. Through its joint-stock subsidiary companies, which are Akhtala Mountain Enrich Combinat, Sagamar and Molybdeni Ashkharh, it launched its activ ...

                                               

Orano Canada

Orano Canada is a uranium mining, milling, and exploration company headquartered in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. Orano is a subsidiary of the Orano Group, an international nuclear energy company headquartered in Paris, France with 16.000 empl ...

                                               

Prospectivity mapping

Prospectivity mapping, also known as mineral prospectivity mapping or mineral potential mapping, defines a process used to make better use of mineral exploration data. Geological and geophysical datasets, such as lithological, structural and topo ...

                                               

Quantitative mineral-resource assessments

Quantitative mineral-resource assessments are defined as the numerical estimate of the amount, quality, and in some cases, value of undiscovered minerals present within a specified area. Their purpose is to provide a framework for making decision ...

                                               

Reese River excitement

The Reese River excitement took place in 1862 and 1863 in the Reese River Valley in Lander and Esmeralda County, Nevada. During this period, people explored the area around the Reese River and settled there. After Austin was founded, prospectors ...

                                               

2013 Taozigou Coal Mine explosion

The 2013 Taozigou Coal Mine explosion occurred in the Taozigou Coal Mine in Huaan Village, Fuji Town Lu County, Sichuan, China. A total of 28 people lost their lives in the explosion. The explosion was reportedly a result of illegal mining. The e ...

                                               

2019 Bolaang Mongondow mine collapse

On 26 February 2019, an illegal gold mine collapsed in Bolaang Mongondow Regency, North Sulawesi. At least 29 people were killed and dozens more were trapped due to the collapse.

                                               

Dompoase mine collapse

On November 12, 2009 a collapse occurred in an illegal, privately owned gold mine in Dompoase, Ashanti Region, Ghana. Up to 30 miners were prospecting the mine when it collapsed because of a landslide. At least 18 workers were killed in the colla ...

                                               

2009 Harmony Gold mine deaths

The 2009 Harmony Gold mine deaths occurred in late May and early June 2009 in Free State province, South Africa. At least 82 miners, many from Lesotho, Mozambique and Zimbabwe, died from inhalation of poisonous gasses created by a May 18 fire in ...

                                               

Acta Geotechnica

Acta Geotechnica is a bimonthly peer-reviewed engineering journal published by Springer. The editor-in-chief is Wei Wu. The other two editors of the journal are: Ronaldo Borja, and Jian Chu. Acta Geotechnica covers fundamental and applied researc ...

                                               

Journal of Mining and Metallurgy, Section B

The Journal of Mining and Metallurgy, Section B: Metallurgy is a biannual peer-reviewed scientific journal that covers mining and metallurgy. The editor-in-chief is Dragana Zivkovic. Publishing formats include original research articles, review a ...

                                               

Journal of Mining Science

The Journal of Mining Science is a bimonthly, peer reviewed scientific journal published by Springer Science+Business Media that covers all aspects of mining engineering. Topics include geomechanics, information geoscience, the properties and beh ...

                                               

Queensland Government Mining Journal

In April 1900 it was announced that the Queensland Government would be publishing a monthly mining journal under the editorship of William Hodgkinson, whose previous experience included exploration, journalism, gold mining and politics including ...

                                               

Aluminium alloy inclusions

Inclusions can create problems in the casting when they are large and in too high concentration. Here are examples of problems related to inclusions: Breakage in wire drawing operation Surface streaks in bright automotive trim and lithographic ma ...

                                               

Amorphous brazing foil

The filler metal alloys that can be produced as amorphous brazing foils are eutectic compositions formed by transition metals such as nickel, iron, copper, etc., in combination with metalloids, such as silicon, boron and phosphorus. In convention ...

                                               

Austenite

Austenite, also known as gamma-phase iron, is a metallic, non-magnetic allotrope of iron or a solid solution of iron, with an alloying element. In plain-carbon steel, austenite exists above the critical eutectoid temperature of 1000 K ; other all ...

                                               

Bainite

Bainite is a plate-like microstructure that forms in steels at temperatures of 125–550 °C. First described by E. S. Davenport and Edgar Bain, it is one of the products that may form when austenite is cooled past a temperature where it no longer i ...

                                               

Casting defect

A casting defect is an undesired irregularity in a metal casting process. Some defects can be tolerated while others can be repaired, otherwise they must be eliminated. They are broken down into five main categories: gas porosity, shrinkage defec ...

                                               

Cementite

Cementite is a compound of iron and carbon, more precisely an intermediate transition metal carbide with the formula Fe 3 C. By weight, it is 6.67% carbon and 93.3% iron. It has an orthorhombic crystal structure. It is a hard, brittle material, n ...