December 2016
Volume 68    Issue 12

Technology rules at MINExpo 2016; 44,000 attend three-day expo in Las Vegas

Mining Engineering , 2016, Vol. 68, No. 12, pp. 22-22
Kral, Steve; Gleason, William; Goering, Ken


Once every four years, the global mining industry gathers in Las Vegas, NV for MINExpo International. According to the show’s organizer, The National Mining Association (NMA), about 44,000 people attended the three-day show from Sept. 26-29. It was a show that featured the latest and greatest in equipment and technology. It also served as the backdrop for a snapshot of the state of the industry and while the picture of a global industry is never completely clear at any one time, one thing that is evident is technology has become a major force in the way mining is done. 

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