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WVU Researchers Get Funding for Longwall Sensor Work

Engineers from West Virginia University (WVU) received backing to develop an improved methane monitoring network for greater longwall safety. Derek Johnson, associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering in the Statler College, who is steering the work, said a refined network of sensors could enable…...
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Teck’s Elkview Expansion Commissioned

Canadian coal operator Teck Resources said it started the commissioning process for the saturated rock fill (SRF) facility expansion at its Elkview met coal complex. (more…)...
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American Resources Constructing REE plant

American Resources confirmed its plans to build a 2-kilowatt mobile electrolytic cell rare earth (REE) processing plant. It did not release the location where will the plant will be hosted, but the coal miner said the plant is part of its overall mission to bring…...
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Contura Divests Cumberland Mine

Contura Energy closed its transaction with Iron Senergy Holding, the new owner of its former asset the Cumberland underground coal mine in Greene County, Pa. The sale was first confirmed on Nov. 12, 2020, and was initially expected to close by the end of the…...
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Market Briefs

Galileo Is Now Visionary Gold – Canadian-based Galileo Exploration has changed its name to Visionary Gold. It did not readily specify the impetus for the change. The company also announced the appointment of Darren Lindsay as an addition to its board of directors. Lindsay was…...
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MSHA Announces Fatality

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) reported that on March 12, a miner at Dredge Chesterfield in St Louis County, Mo., was fatally injured while attempting to insert a steel pin into a spud beam. (more…)...
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Flexco Makes Executive Changes

Conveyor system producer Flexco and its CEO Richard White announced changes to its executive line-up, beginning with Thomas Wujek, its former executive vice president and chief operating officer, who was promoted to president and COO. (more…)...
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Rolls-Royce Expands MTU in Minnesota

Engine maker Rolls-Royce announced a $13.9 million investment in mid-October 2020 to expand its power systems business unit by adding a new research and development building and multi-phase expansion for MTU in Mankato, Minn. (more…)...
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CEEC Adds Centerra as Sponsor

Canadian-based Centerra Gold has joined the Coalition of Energy Efficient Comminution (CEEC) as a sponsor. The miner’s sponsorship is to accelerate energy and water efficiencies, and is part of a vision “to build a team-based culture of excellence that responsibly delivers sustainable value and growth.”…...
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MSHA Awards Brookwood-Sago Grants

Last fall, the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) awarded $400,000 in Brookwood-Sago grants to further mine safety education and training that can help identify, avoid and prevent unsafe working conditions. (more…)...
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