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2008-09-11 09:00:33

MEZHDURECHENSK, Russia, Sept. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Mechel OAO , one of the leading Russian mining and metals companies, announces that a new long wall face has been commissioned at the Olzherasskaya-Novaya Mine, at its Southern Kuzbass OAO coal mining subsidiary. New high productive long wall face No. 21-1-3 in seam 21 has been commissioned at the Olzherasskaya-Novaya Mine. Mechel invested approximately $100.0 million (RUR2.5 billion) in the mine's construction. The mining face...

2008-09-04 21:00:27

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 4, 2008) - Dundee Precious Metals Inc. (TSX:DPM)(TSX:DPM.WT) (the "Company" or "DPM") announced that the initial program of diamond drilling results in the 'Vein 5' area in the north western part of the Shahumyan Mine at Kapan, Armenia, continues to confirm the potential for bulk mineable polymetallic open pit mineralization. "We acquired Kapan for its world class polymetallic deposit potential. Our exploration team is working hard to advance this...

2008-08-21 12:01:12

Unico, Incorporated (OTCBB: UNCO), a natural resource company in the precious metals mining sector, today announced the recent progress of underground rehabilitation work at the Deer Trail Mine in Marysvale, Utah. The Deer Trail Mine is operated by Unico's wholly owned Deer Trail Mining Company subsidiary. The Deer Trail Mining Company has reported that rehabilitation work on the upper Deer Trail Mine #3 tunnel has begun. The #3 tunnel was used between 1915 and 1942 as a way to extract...

2008-08-10 12:00:25

By Jens Dana Deseret News EUREKA, Juab County -- Plans to bury or seal 116 abandoned mines near this semi-ghost town are drawing opposition from groups saying Utah's mining legacy is getting the shaft. But officials from the state Division of Oil, Gas and Mining -- which plans to begin reclamation work on the abandoned mines this week -- said, "Stay out, stay alive." They also said they are eliminating "attractive nuisances" that pose a liability to land owners and potentially fatal...

2008-08-08 03:00:32

SALT LAKE CITY - The collapse of the Crandall Canyon mine one year ago was so extensive, federal officials found no other mining disaster in the past 50 years to compare to it. Hundreds of coal pillars, overloaded by aggressive mining that carved out too many voids, collapsed within seconds on Aug. 6, 2007, entombing six miners nearly half a mile underground. Satellite radar images show that a 69-acre section of the mine caved in - the equivalent of 63 football fields without the end...

2008-08-06 00:00:28

By CHUCK STINNETT The Gleaner (270) 831-8343 or cstinnett@thegleaner.com As part of the single largest work force hiring in the region in a decade and the opening of the biggest coal mine in at least two generations, Henderson Community College is preparing for a pair of job fairs in the coming weeks. Alliance Coal is opening the River View underground mine near Uniontown, Ky., and plans to employ 600 people by the end of 2010. "They're hoping 1,500 people will be coming" to job fairs in...

2008-07-29 00:00:34

By Ken Ward Jr. Five months before the Crandall Canyon Mine disaster in Utah, mine officials told a federal inspector about a massive "bump" that blew out two entire coal pillars. But the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration never investigated the accident. MSHA officials were concerned about the dangers of Murray Energy's plan to remove more coal pillars that were holding up the roof of the 2,000-foot-deep mine. But agency inspectors who visited the mine never specifically...

2008-07-28 09:01:19

By Associated Press Utah's largest coal producer will bypass $100 million of coal to avoid the kind of danger that led to the collapse at Crandall Canyon. Arch Coal Inc. decided to pull back where a coal seam dips nearly 3,000 feet underground. The Utah Geological Survey says St. Louis-based Arch Coal is sacrificing 4 million tons of coal at the Dugout mine in Carbon County for safety. A ton of coal sells for about $26. Dugout still has plenty of other coal that can be mined. Arch...

2008-07-26 00:00:30

By The Associated Press PRICE, Utah (AP) - The operator of a collapsed Utah mine violated safety protocols by cutting coal pillars that should have been left standing to prevent cave-ins, federal regulators said Thursday.The officials said a subsidiary of Ohio-based Murray Energy Corp. undermined other pillars by excavating coal from tunnel floors. They also faulted the company's engineering firm, Agapito Associates Inc. of Grand Junction, Colo., for conducting a flawed evaluation of mining...

2008-07-24 21:00:29

SOUTH MILWAUKEE, Wis., July 24, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Bucyrus International, Inc. (Nasdaq:BUCY), a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of high productivity mining equipment for surface and underground mining, announced today its summary unaudited financial results for the quarter and six months ended June 30, 2008. Operating Results The net assets acquired and results of operations of DBT GmbH ("DBT") since the May 4, 2007 date of acquisition are included in Bucyrus' financial...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.