Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Freeport's Adkerson says outlook encouraging for copper this year

Freeport's Adkerson says outlook encouraging for copper this year
While Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold top management remains cautious about major project spending, Arizona's Miami mine and Morenci mill are both being restarted.

Author: Dorothy Kosich
Posted: Friday , 22 Jan 2010

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Containing Dust

Protecting air quality on unpaved roads, landfills, and construction sites

Revegetation Recipe

Planting for erosion control isn’t like tending a garden. The scale of such projects—often covering acres or miles—makes it impossible to give each site the “tender loving care” one might lavish on a favorite flowerbed. Yet the required tasks are somewhat the same; one chooses the right seeds for the site and climate, uses mulch to keep the soil moist and combat weeds, and enriches the soil to make sure it provides the best growing medium.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

State closes 43 exposed mine shafts near Mammoth, AZ.

The Mine Inspector’s Office sealed 43 mine openings during an operation from Nov. 4 until Nov. 11 that was intended to make the area surrounding the Pearl Mine safer for all-terrain vehicles, hikers and horses.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Mine fatalities hit record low last year

The U.S. Mining Health and Safety Administration has reported that 2009 had the lowest number of fatalities nationwide on record last year with 16 deaths from metal and non-metal mining accidents and 18 deaths in coal mine-related accidents, for a combined total of 34 deaths.  That is a big drop from 2008's lowest-ever record of 52 mining fatalities.   There was one mining-related death in Arizona last year.

One of the most important missions of the Mine Inspector's office is to protect mine workers.    Our MSHA training calendar is now online at our website at http://www.asmi.state.az.us/default.asp