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December 2015

The December issue provides regional reports on Colombia’s coal industry, as well as a special report on IT in the mining industry. The issue also includes features on asset management, mobile coal handling, coal dewatering, surface mine planning and mine dewatering.

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Coal News

Industry View: A Bright Future In The Lucky Country
Russell Taylor.

Feeling The Pinch
Barry Baxter reports on Colombia and its coal industry.

Mapping Colombia’s Coal
Paul Bright provides a detailed overview of Colombia’s coal geology, mining industry and export infrastructure.

Knowing The Ropes
Bill Gommers, Viper WRL Pty Ltd, Australia, details ways the company has provided lubrication assistance to a major coal export facility in Queensland and at the main mine site for Glencore’s Tahmoor coal mine.

Getting Tooth Replacement Right
Hairong Zeng, Motion Metrics, Canada, presents tooth change-out planning with machine vision assistance.

Top Of The Heap
Brian Evans and Grant Graber, Terra Nova Technologies Inc., USA, explain how the company’s portable conveyor design concepts can be applied to coal operations, including in-pit crushing and conveying.

Going Mobile
Jonathan Rowland discusses the advantages of mobile conveyors for coal handling with Matt Hanson, Business Development Manager at Superior Industries’ Mining Division.

Dewatering techniques
John R. Casey II, Tabor Machine Co., USA, looks at the process of removing surface moisture from coal through vibrating and high-frequency screens.

Advancing Coal Exploration
Andrew Pyne, Dassault Systèmes GEOVIA, Canada, details how using an accurate tool saved a coal company AUS$200 000 and increased staff confidence to progress from exploration to opencast coal mining.

Controlling The Flow
Ken Albaugh, Xylem, USA, discusses the use of the company’s mine dewatering technology at two coal mines in Indiana.

Navigating An Unpredictable Future
Adrian Beer, Enterprise Software, ABB, Australia, discusses the benefits of using information technology in mining can offer.

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