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Mining People Magazine

www.miningpeople.org

Dedicated to Mining and Aggregates Worldwide

APRIL Vol. 42 No. 3

Features

Next Issue: May / June

UNDERGROUND MINING-

Buyer’s Guide Issue

Departments

Buyer-Friendly Ad Index “Find it Fast”............................................4

Editorial...........................................................................................6

Mining People Comments ..............................................................8

Capsule News ..............................................................................18

Worldwide News...........................................................................22

Mining People in the News...........................................................26

Energy News ................................................................................25

Product News ...............................................................................28

Advertising Index .........................................................................34

Professional Directory / Classified...........................................31-34

The Rush for Rare Earth Elements

by Debra McCown Thomas

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Buyer-Friendly Index

ABRASION / IMPACT RESISTANT MATERIALS

HardSteel, Inc. (31) ......................................

www.hardsteel.com

ACTUATORS

RACO International (15)...................

www.racointernational.com

AUTOMATION AND CONTROL

Pauls Fans (3) .............................................

www.paulsfans.com

BELT CLEANING SYSTEMS

Richwood (7, 31) ..........................................

www.richwood.com

CERAMIC PROCESS EQUIPMENT

Ceramic Technology (33).........................

www.ceramictech.com

CERTIFIED FUSION TRAINING /

EQUIPMENT CERTIFICATION

Lee Supply Co., Inc. (8-9)............................

www.leesupply.com

COAL PREPARATION

Farnham & Pfile Engineering & Construction (31).......................

...............................................................

www.farnham-pfile.com

CONTRACTORS

Cowin & Company Inc. (31)..........................

www.cowin-co.com

CONVEYOR ACCESSORIES

Richwood (31) ..............................................

www.richwood.com

CONVEYORS

West River Conveyor (31) ............

www.westriverconveyors.com

DISTRIBUTORS / ENGINEERED PRODUCTS

RM Wilson Co, Inc. (36-BC) .........................

www.rmwilson.com

United Central Industrial Supply Co., Inc.(2)

www.unitedcentral.net

EVENTS

MINExpo Intl. (35)..........................................

www.minexpo.com

FANS / FAN REPAIR

Pauls Fans (32) ...........................................

www.paulsfans.com

IMPACT SADDLES

Richwood (32) ..............................................

www.richwood.com

LOAD ZONES

Richwood (7) ................................................

www.richwood.com

MINING PRODUCTS & EQUIPMENT

Coalfield Services (33) .....................

www.coalfieldservices.com

Jennmar Corp. (11).................................

www.jennmarcorp.com

PIPING & PUMPING SYSTEMS / HOSE

Lee Supply Co., Inc. (32).............................

www.leesupply.com

PIPING, VALVES & FITTINGS / HOSE

JABO Supply (34)......................................

www.jabosupply.com

RAISE BORING

Raisebor (32).................................................

. www.raisebor.com

ROCK CONSOLIDATION & VOID FILL

Strata Worldwide (33 ........................

www.strataworldwide.com

SAMPLING SYSTEMS

Precision Samplers (32) ...............

www.precisionsamplers.com

TIRES

Setco Tire & Rim Assembly (5, 33)........

www.setcosolidtire.com

On the cover...

Background: The pilot plant

facility that the University of

Kentucky researchers are

using to recover the rare earth

elements from coal refuse with

the help of DOE funding.

Insets: Top: Rick Honaker

(right)

, professor in the

University of Kentucky’s

mining engineering

department and principal

investigator. Bottom: Paul

Ziemkiewicz

(right)

, director

of West Virginia University’s

Water Research Institute

Women Who Rock: An Organization to Help Women

Pursue Careers in the Mining Industry

by Debra McCown Thomas

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APublicationDedicated toMiningandAggregatesWorldwide AprilVol.42 No.3

MineralProcessing

RareEarthElements:

Critically Importantand

Increasing inDemand

PaulZiemkiewicz

DirectorofWestVirginiaUniversity’s

WaterResearch Institute

RickHonaker

Professor in theUniversityof

Kentucky’smining engineering

departmentand principal investigator

CoalProTec Show Rescheduled for November

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