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Waiting for Ignition

Natural gas offers a tankful of potential benefits for mine fleet operators, but plummeting oil prices will likely keep diesel fuel top choice at the pump for the near future

By Russ Carter, Western Field Editor

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Developing a Roof Control Game Plan

By Steve Fiscor, Editor-in-Chief

Between retirements and decisions related to scaling operations back and even mine closures, the U.S. coal industry is losing some very knowledgeable people. Those that remain are short-handed and usually facing substantial cost pressures. It’s at this point, where a decision to cut costs in one area, could unwittingly lead to excessive costs down the road. This holds true for many aspects of mining, especially roof control programs.

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Achieving World-class Mining Maintenance: Step 3 — Establish an Efficient Program

In the third segment of this six-part series, the author presents the basic steps in crafting an effective program that will enable operators to develop and sustain top-notch mine maintenance performance

By Paul Tomlingson

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Jack of All Trades

Industry’s trend of doing more with less has allowed Joy Global’s line of resourceful front-end loaders to take on even more responsibility

By Donna Schmidt, Field Editor

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The Benefits of Degasification

When it comes to proper gas management and ventilation, a veteran industry expert answers the question: how wide is too wide for a longwall?

By Donna Schmidt, Field Editor

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Munich Prepares for bauma 2016

The world’s largest trade show offers something for everyone, including professionals in mining and mineral processing

By Steve Fiscor, Editor-in-chief

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