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Explosives in Mining

Blasting a success at local iron-ore mine

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At the request of iron-ore supplier to the steel industry Kumba Iron Ore, explosives company AEL has in July fired a calcrete blast containing 2 686 holes in the newly opened Klipbankfontein pit at Kolomela iron-ore mine in the Northern Cape....
22nd November 2013
 
 
Explosives in Mining

Blasting specialist receives $230m in contract extensions

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Mining industry services provider Downer Blasting Services (DBS) has been awarded $230-million in contract extensions for various blasting operations at mining sites across Australia. DBS was awarded three-year contract extensions with coal miner...
22nd November 2013
 
 
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Further expansion for explosives company

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Explosives supplier Nordex opened a new sales office at a strategic location in Sudbury, Ontario in Canada, earlier this month, to extend the company’s service provision to operating mines in the area. “This facility is another step forward in...
22nd November 2013
 
 
Explosives in Mining

Improved detection technology ensures safe recovery of explosives

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Meeting the demands of counter-improvised explosive device (C-IED) operations, the explosives industry has improved the design of explosive detection kits to include portability and easy use to avoid having to transport samples to a laboratory,...
22nd November 2013
 
 
Explosives in Mining

Mining explosives institute offers schoolgoers hands-on experience

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Having experienced a successful 2013, the Mining and Explosives Engineering Institute (MEEI) at the South Dakota School of Mines in the US, will be offering a camp in June 2014, which will aim to teach schoolgoers about explosives in the mining...
22nd November 2013
 
 
Explosives in Mining

Study aims to improve blasting methods

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South African mining industry explosives supplier BME technical manager Refiloe Kekana has co-written a paper that aims to increase the mining industry’s depth of understanding in rock and its characteristics, thereby helping mining companies to...
22nd November 2013
 
 
Explosives in Mining

US explosives company pays penalty for environmental violations

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US-based explosives and blasting services provider Dyno Nobel has agreed to pay a $257 167 civil penalty to settle what the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said are violations of three different federal laws. The EPA alleged that the...
22nd November 2013
 
 
Explosives in Mining

World’s largest explosives conference open for registration

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The International Society of Explosives Engineers (ISEE) announced in October that it is accepting registrations for the fortieth Annual Conference on Explosives and Blasting Technique, which will be held from February 9 to 12, 2014, at the...
22nd November 2013
 
 
 
 
 
 
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