From the Editor

By Steve Fiscor The late June decision by the Supreme Court of the U.S. (SCOTUS) revealed just how reckless the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has become. In Michigan v. EPA (See This Month in Coal, p. 28), several states and industry groups, including the National Mining Association, challenged the EPA’s mercury rule, which would have...
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Process Solutions

XOS, a New York, USA-based provider of materials-analysis solutions for industries and regulators, announced the release of its latest HDXRF innovation, the HD Rocksand, described as a lightweight,...

Mining Equipment Gallery

B&J Rocket has been providing tools to various industries for many years, serving customers who regularly have to grind nonmetallic surfaces as a routine work task. In addition to tire retreading...
Iowa Mold Tooling recently unveiled the new IMT CAS80R rotary screw air compressor—a single-stage, pressure-lubricated unit.

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Suppliers Report

Brigade Electronics, a U.K.-based company specializing in vehicle reversing safety, all-round visibility and collision avoidance, has set up a new subsidiary in Canada to meet growing demand for...
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Mining Markets

By Steve Fiscor, Editor-in-Chief During late June, Canada’s Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan (PCS), the largest potash producer, made an offer to acquire Germany’s K+S, the world’s largest salt producer and...
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This Month in Coal Mining

Justices at the U.S. Supreme Court voted 5-4 June 29 against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) landmark Mercury and Air Toxic Standards (MATS) outlines, ruling that the Obama...

EMJ Price Index

Precious Metals ($/oz) Base Metals ($/mt) Minor Metals ($/mt) Exchange Rates (U.S.$ Equivalent)
Gold $1,284.90   Aluminum $1,736.50   Molybdenum $29,500.00   Euro (€) 1.3873
Silver $19.02   Copper $6,670.50   Cobalt $29,800.00   U.K. (£) 1.6890
Platinum $1,428.00   Lead $2,070.50         Canada ($) 0.9120
Palladium $824.00   Nickel $18,070.00   Iron Ore ($/dmt)     Australia ($) 0.9280
Rhodium $1,060.00   Tin $23,050.00   Fe CFR China $105.25   South Africa (Rand) 0.0950
Ruthenium $72.00   Zinc $2,025.50         China (¥) 0.1620
Gold and silver prices provided by KITCO Bullion dealers ( Platinum group metals prices provided by Johnson Matthey ( Non-ferrous base and minor metal prices provided by London Metal Exchange ( Iron ore prices provided by Platts Iron Ore Index. Currency exchange rates were provided by the