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Orica launches underground blast design software to boost productivity and reduce costs

Orica, the world’s largest manufacturer of commercial explosives and innovative blasting systems, today announced the release of its new blast design and modelling software for underground mining applications, SHOTPlus™ Underground. Since its original launch, SHOTPlus has grown to be the mining industry’s leading drill and blast software solution around the …

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Copper Prices Jump Higher on Supply

On Monday in New York, copper for delivery in March closed the day near $2.8640 a pound ($6,314 a tonne), an 8-month high and up 3% from 2019’s closing level. The US Treasury on Monday lifted China’s designation as a currency manipulator, paving the way for the signing on Wednesday …

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First Quantum quashes Rio rumor, says Jiangxi no threat

First Quantum Minerals Ltd. says it hasn’t received any takeover approaches — including from Rio Tinto Group — since it last refuted “speculation” it had been in talks about a bid in September. The company’s president said that while executives were caught off guard by this week’s share purchase by …

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Mining fuels economies on both sides of the border

Arizona’s historic mining industry is among the most abundant on the planet, producing copper, lead and zinc that make the world go round. Freeport-McMoran, ASARCO, Newmont, Rio Tinto, Taseko, Hudbay, South32, these are the industry giants investing billions of dollars in state-of-the-art operations here. As the demand for metals rises …

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