Small fastener keeps mining operation competitive
Conveyor-belt splice brings Magma Copper closer to its of raising productivity and cutting downtime.
Staying competitive with the world-wide copper industry, while working a deposit that yields only 10 lb. of copper per ton of ore, means doing everything possible to raise productivity and cut downtime. At Magma Copper Co., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Newmont Mining Corp. located near San Manuel, Ariz., management is pursuing this goal by applying advanced technology to all areas of operation in a program named Change.