All posts by: Johnny Daviau

Inspection and Maintenance of Shafts and Mine Cages are Essential

Mining companies specializing in underground mining know that each mine is unique as each deposit has its own set of geologic, geochemical, and geophysical characteristics. The same holds true for mine shafts and mining cages and, though they are built in accordance to applicable standards and regulations, they are ultimately designed to meet the needs of the operation and the site.
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Underground Mine Methods Using Rail Mining Cars a Feasible Investment

While numerous mining companies conduct surface mining at their sites, as ore deposits run deeper the associated costs can become prohibitively expensive. One particular indicator is the strip ratio, or the number of waste materials in units that a mine site must remove in extracting one unit of ore. Mining operations that are subject to a larger strip ratio can turn to underground mining as a more cost-efficient and land-friendly investment.
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The Essential Role of Heavy-Duty Mine Skips in Underground Mining

In every underground mining facility, each component of the shaft must be able to carry out its respective functions efficiently for the whole operation to succeed. Among the components of note are the skips. As Britannica explains, mine skips act as shaft conveyors for transporting gathered ore from underground to the surface. This equipment is also used for transferring waste rock and debris for disposal.

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Quality Mine Cages and Other Equipment Support Mine Safety

Mines are dangerous environments—that’s why safety is a huge concern in the mining industry. When mining accidents result in injuries or fatalities, the issue of safe work conditions becomes extremely significant. So how does a mining company enhance safety throughout all of its functions? The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) aims to supply some answers.

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Mining Cars and Beyond: Extending the Mineral Exploration Tax Credit is Good for Canada’s Mining Industry

When Prime Minister Stephen Harper made a stop in the battleground riding of Nipissing-Timiskaming in Northern Ontario, he mentioned to a group of supporters in North Bay the Conservative Party’s plan to extend the 15 percent Mineral Exploration Tax Credit for, at least, another three years if the government is re-elected. Meanwhile, projects in remote locations will qualify for a 25 percent tax credit.

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Underground Mining: The Role and Characteristics of Mine Cages

Mining is an industry that pushes the envelope in engineering, and things get even more extreme when it comes to underground mining. The use of underground mines is necessary for excavating at depths greater than 60 metres (the point where surface mining turns inefficient). How Stuff Works highlighted the wide range of depths that underground mines can reach, from 750 metres for coal mines and over 2 kilometres for uranium mines. Read more

Need for Custom-Made Mining Cars and Other Equipment in the Industry

The mining business is a vast industry that it is divided into five segments: metal ore mining, non-metal mineral mining, coal mining, supporting activities, and gas and oil extracting. The requirements can differ greatly within each segment which emphasizes the need for custom-made equipment. For example, precious metal mining cars need to operate in different environments versus those used for mining nickel ore. Choosing equipment that would be compatible to a certain application and specific tasks can be a challenge especially when each mine is different. Fortunately, through modern technology and advances in engineering, custom-made mining cars and other equipment can be crafted to fit each mine’s needs. Read more