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A bigger Cat ready to serve mining industry

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Jul 11, 2011

If discontinuing the 5000 Series shovels was a half-step back from the mining industry, Caterpillar is primed to take three ...

Remote control for Cat mining dozers

Posted by Equipment World Staff on May 19, 2011

As part of the new MineStar mining operations and equipment management system, Caterpillar has launched an integrated remote control system ...

Bridgestone hikes off-road tire prices

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Aug 31, 2010

Bridgestone Americas' Off Road Tire division says it will increase list prices by 2 to 7 percent on all mining, ...

Cat boosts outlook based on quarterly results

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Jul 22, 2010

Prompting a more optimistic forecast for 2010 as a whole, increased production helped fuel a 91-percent year-over-year hike in second-quarter ...

CalCIMA calls for conference papers

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Jun 28, 2010

Paper proposals related to the aggregate, industrial materials, ready mixed concrete, cement and asphalt industries for the California Construction and ...

Mining law reforms eyed

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jul 15, 2009

One of the least publicized reforms being scrutinized in Congress this session is the possibility of drastically rewriting the 1872 ...

China gets testy with mining executives

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jul 08, 2009

Just weeks after Rio Tinto outmaneuvered a state run Chinese mining consortium on the rights to dig iron ore in ...

Aussies spurn Chinese in mega-mining deal

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jun 05, 2009

Chinese mining company Chinalco was left standing at the altar after Rio Tinto decided to do a deal with BHP Billiton ...

Mine cleanup funds cut in 2010 budget

Posted by Tom Jackson on May 26, 2009

Montana faces the loss of $142 million next year ($1.5 billion over ten years) of federal money for mine cleanups. The ...

Asbestos jury: Mining company not guilty

Posted by Tom Jackson on May 08, 2009

This is certainly a big win for the W.R. Grace Company, which was accused of knowingly poisoning the residents of ...

EPA halts mountaintop mining permits

Posted by Tom Jackson on Mar 26, 2009

As many as 200 surface mining permits may be in jeopardy after the Environmental Protection Agency's top administrator Lisa Jackson ...

Mining companies slash spending

Posted by Tom Jackson on Dec 18, 2008

Some $200 billion in development is on hold for now, due to the global economy and declining metal and materials prices. ...