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Monday, 28 January 2019 01:00

Fatal dam collapse in Brazil

A disastrous dam collapse in Brazil has resulted in, at least, 7 fatalities and more than 200 people missing.

Wednesday, 05 September 2018 01:00

Landslides induced by human activity are rising

A new study by researchers at UK's Sheffield University shows that human activity increasingly provokes fatal landslides.

Wednesday, 25 July 2018 01:00

Block caving: A new mining method arises

Block caving is a new alternative method of developing new mines or extending the operation of open pits.

Thursday, 10 November 2016 09:52

3D Mining Complex Virtual Tour

The EUR 20,000 project required to create a 3D virtual tour of Italy’s Porto Flavia and Galleria Henry historic mines, available for viewing on the Web, with audio-visual, interactive contents strategically positioned along the visitors’ paths of the facilities. To optimize over one terabyte of survey data from more than 200 laser scanners and simulate a high quality representation of the structures,  a flexible, robust software platform was required.

On May 23rd, a landslide at a jade mine in Hpakant, Myanmar occurred killing at least 12 workers and leaving many more missing. Over 100 workers were in the area at the time and it is unknown how many were trapped under the debris. 


Wednesday, 28 November 2012 08:42

118th Northwest Mining Association Meeting

The 118th Annual Meeting of the Northwest Mining Association has become a high point for mining engineering in the United States with strong keynotes, networking, sessions, short courses, and a busy exhibition space.

Published in News on Events

Another coal mine accident in China is reported today by Business Standard. The accident is caused by an explosion due to gas outburst at the Xiangshui Mine run by Panjiang Investment Holdings Group mine, in Guizhou Province.

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Rising energy and commodity prices have led to a boom in the number of on-shore, off-shore and mining projects taking place in Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay, Singapore on 24-25 August, 2011, requiring extensive engineering and project management skills.

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