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Caterpillar considers fatigue-detecting tech for mining trucks

May 30, 2013

Caterpillar considers fatigue-detecting tech for mining trucks

Caterpillar mining trucks may soon include fatigue-detecting technology, our sister site, Better Roads, reported. The technology, developed by Australia-based Seeing Machines, uses a set of sensors and software to detect when an operator is drifting off and uses alarms to rouse ...

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Bolivar council puts sand, gravel mining on hold in Ohio

May 24, 2013

Bolivar council puts sand, gravel mining on hold in Ohio

The Bolivar Village Council in Bolivar, Ohio, voted almost unanimously Tuesday night against Massillon Materials’ request to rezone 182 acres of agricultural land to industrial manufacturing, according to the Times Reporter. The decision slows Massillon Materials’ plans to begin a sand ...

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California Senator Feinstein supports Boxer’s Cemex-blocking bill

May 07, 2013

California Senator Feinstein supports Boxer’s Cemex-blocking bill

Senator Barbara Boxer’s (D-CA) most recent bill to block the proposed Cemex sand and gravel mine in Canyon Country has gained support from Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), The Santa Clarita Valley Signal reported. The bill follows a decade-long battle between Cemex ...

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Public hearing addresses deeper mining, new conveyor permits for Lehigh

May 03, 2013

Public hearing addresses deeper mining, new conveyor permits for Lehigh

Representatives from the Maryland Department of the Environment, Army Corps of Engineers and Lehigh Cement Co. joined together at a public hearing in New Windsor, Maryland, last night to answer questions regarding proposed permits for Lehigh, the Carroll County Times ...

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Group of residents sues to block expansion of Lafarge’s Lockport quarry in New York

Apr 29, 2013

Group of residents sues to block expansion of Lafarge’s Lockport quarry in New York

A group of residents living near Lafarge North America’s stone quarry in Lockport, New York, has filed suit against the Lockport Town Board and is seeking to overturn the board’s decision to allow Lafarge to expand its mining operation, Buffalo ...

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Immersive Technologies launches fuel efficiency simulation technology

Apr 04, 2013

Immersive Technologies launches fuel efficiency simulation technology

Immersive Technologies has launched a fuel efficiency technology, embedded in an upgrade to the company’s range of Advanced Equipment Simulators, to help reduce excess fuel consumption in mining operations. The technology uses simulator training sessions to give equipment  operators knowledge about ...

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Legistators introduce new mine safety bill to House

Mar 27, 2013

Legistators introduce new mine safety bill to House

Representatives Nick J. Rahall and George Miller have introduced the Robert C. Byrd Mine Safety Protection Act of 2013 (H.R. 1373) to the House, NSSGA reported. The legislation, intended to increase efforts to protect miners' health and safety, builds on an ...

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See you at the Forum

Jul 01, 2012

A gathering of geologists, planners, aggregate operators, and others sparks interesting dialogue on geology and mining.     I recently attended the 48th Forum on the Geology of Industrial Minerals, hosted by the Arizona Geological Survey. This has always been one of my ...

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Mine Your Way to the Big Show — Mine Expo 2012

Jul 01, 2012

Mine Your Way to the Big Show — Mine Expo 2012

Don’t miss this year’s MinExpo — THE place to go for everything mining.     Have you made plans to attend MinExpo? If not, you should, because it won’t happen again for another four years. MinExpo International 2012, scheduled for Sept. 24-26 at ...

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Topcon total stations are chosen for Europe’s largest construction project

Jul 26, 2011

Topcon Europe Positioning B.V. announces the recent award of an order for more than 100 high precision robotic total stations for the Crossrail project in London, UK. The order is one of the single largest orders for total stations ever ...

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Parsons Brinckerhoff names COO of its Asia/Australia-Pacific/Southern Africa operating company

Jul 26, 2011

Parsons Brinckerhoff names COO of its Asia/Australia-Pacific/Southern Africa operating company

Chuck Kohler has been named chief operating officer (COO) of the Asia/Australia-Pacific/Southern Africa operating company of Parsons Brinckerhoff, a global strategic consulting, engineering and program/construction management organization. In his new role, Kohler will oversee nearly 5,000 employees who work on hundreds ...

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Petrocon launches national tire program for its members

May 11, 2011

Petrocon Corp. has launched a national tire program to its members. In the first month of introduction, nearly 200 members enrolled into the program, by a world’s top tire producer.  With the program, Petrocon members become part of a 24/7, emergency ...

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