Terex mining shovel loading haul trucks
at Mineral Park Mine in Kingman, AZ on
June 30, 2009.
Terex is a diversified global manufacturer of a broad range of heavy equipment for a variety of industries, including construction, infrastructure, quarrying, recycling, surface mining, shipping, transportation, refining, utility and maintenance. The company's major business segments include aerial work platforms, construction, cranes, materials processing
& mining, and
road building and utility products. Source:
Hydraulic Mining Excavators
Terex offers a world-class lineup of hydraulic mining excavators featuring patented TriPower
technology for increased digging forces
and greater productivity. The 1000 ton RH 400 is the world's largest hydraulic excavator and is capable of carrying up to 100 tons.
A Power shovel (also stripping shovel or Front Shovel or Electric Mining Shovel) is a bucket equipped machine, usually electrically powered, used for digging and loading earth or fragmented rock, and mineral extraction.
Off-road dump truck: Haul truck
Off-road dump trucks more closely resemble heavy construction equipment or engineering vehicles than they do highway dump trucks. They are used strictly off-road for mining and heavy dirt hauling jobs. The term ‘Dump’ Truck is not generally used by the mining industry, or by the manufacturers that build these machines. The more appropriate US term for this strictly off road vehicle is, ‘Haul’ truck and the equivalent European term is 'Dumper'.
Mercator Minerals LTD.:
The Mineral Park Mine is an open pit copper-molybdenum mine located in northwestern Arizona, approximately 74 miles southeast of Las Vegas, Nevada. The Duval Corporation commenced production at Mineral Park in 1963 as a 12,000 tpd mill and concentrate operation. Mineral Park was acquired by Cyprus Mining Company in 1986 and was converted to an SX-EW operation in 1994. Equatorial Mining of Australia purchased Mineral Park in 1997. In 1998 Equatorial increased the SX-EW capacity to 6000 gpm. Mercator purchased Mineral Park from Equatorial in 2003.
In 2007, the Company commenced construction of a 50,000 tpd mill facility at Mineral Park as a two staged expansion, the first Stage at 25,000 tpd and the second stage expanded to 50,000 tpd. During the second quarter of 2009, the Company completed the commissioning of and attained commercial production of the first stage of the 25,000 tpd
mill. Mineral Park produces copper,
molybdenum and silver in concentrates
and copper by SX/EX leach extraction,
and currently has an estimated 25 year
mine life based on the proven and
probable mineral reserves. Source
Mercator Minerals Ltd.