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July 2010

This month’s regional review looks at the volatile Australian industry. As well as an article from our correspondent, Ng Weng Hoong, it also includes a report on the latest developments down under, as well as an Australian mine profile from Rio Tinto. Elsewhere, the lead feature is longwall mining, and we also have a spotlight feature on mine reclamation, including articles from Alpha Natural Resources, Arch Coal and First Coal Corp.


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Coal News

Down, But Not Under
Ng Weng Hoong explains why Australia’s proposed 40% super tax might not stop the coal mining boom.

Mine Profile: Clermont Mine
Rio Tinto Coal Australia.

Excellence Through Evolution
Stefan Bauckmann, Bucyrus Product Group Longwall, Germany.

Say Longwall; Think Safety
Michal Krzykawski, Famur Group, Poland.

Motoring On
Steve Cockerham, ATB Morley, UK.

The Way To Bolt
Mathias Edhammer, Atlas Copco Rock Drills, Sweden.

Making A Noise
Dr F. Becker and M. Hahn, Becker Mining Systems AG, Germany.

The Communications Backbone
Simon Lewis, Minecom, Australia.

Integrating Improvements
Michael White, Brookville Equipment Corp., US.

Breathing New Life
Scott Lewis, Arch Coal Inc., US.

Conserving The Caribou
Judith Walker, First Coal Corp., Canada.

Helping Mother Nature
John Paul Jones, Alpha Natural Resources, US.

Product News


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