EMJ 150 Years

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Serving the Mining Professionals the World Over for 150 Years

No other publication comes close to the circulation of E&MJ, and no other publications can deliver advertisers a better return on their investment. E&MJ is the most widely read and most respected magazine in the industry.

From gold to diamonds, copper to nickel and iron ore to coal, E&MJ regularly covers 28 categories of metals and minerals mining and processing to a worldwide market.

This results in longevity, and in 2016, E&MJ will be celebrating 150 years of serving the international mining industry.
150 Years of Experience

E&MJ has provided in-depth editorial and operational insight to the international mining community for 150 years, and we continue to serve the industry with an experienced and knowledgeable editorial staff that is second to none. We will celebrate with a special 150th anniversary issue in September 2016.

Commitment to the Industry.

Mining Media International is the ONLY publishing company that shares a commitment to the industry through long-time dues-paying membership and involvement with major industry groups and associations, such as the National Mining Association.

100% Circulation

Investment in E&MJ Circulation.1,4

E&MJ is the ONLY international magazine that invests substantially in circulation by auditing and requiring 100% requested subscribers. This is compared to International Mining that does neither and Mining Magazine that has only 20% of their circulation in the mineral extraction/processing category and 35% as "other."

Unique Readership.3

"So what?" If your marketing message isn't being carried by E&MJ, nearly 16,000 influential mining professionals will never see it. A 2015 Readership Study of the E&MJ circulation showed that 80% of E&MJ readers do not receive International Mining and 64% do not receive Mining Magazine.

MINExpo 2016
Independent Verification From MINExpo

Independent readership recall surveys of MINExpo attendees also show that E&MJ is consistently the top international magazine in a spread of 29 publications. This leads to industry support, including as being chosen as the official publication for the German Engineering Foundation (VDMA) and official international publication for Euro Mine Expo.

There is no Better Option for Your Advertising Dollars in 2016 than E&MJ
E&MJ Brings Your Brand to the World of Mining

We bring your message to an audience that extracts more than 12 billion tons of ore every year

The mining industry is an $800 billion global business. Mining companies provide the raw materials that are used to produce the goods and services that the world uses every day. Iron ore and nick-el are used to make stainless steel. Copper wires transmit electricity, which is generated from uranium and fossil fuels, such as coal and oil sands. From the diamond on the bride’s finger to the detergent in the laundry room, it all starts with mining.

Mining takes place in some form in almost every country and E&MJ reaches mining and processing engineers in every jurisdiction. The search for minerals began in the developed world and spread to emerging markets. Today, Latin America is the top mining investment destination; however, Australia, Canada, South Africa and the U.S. are still the leading mining countries.

Mining is not for the faint of heart. Our readers extract more than 12.3 billion tons of ore per year from both surface and deep mining operations. It’s an occupation with inherent risks that requires specialized skills and a bit of luck. Using some of the largest, most robust equipment, today’s miners drill and blast and dig with precision. And they rely on E&MJ for the technical information that helps them do their jobs more safely and efficiently.

Extracting the ore is only half of the job. In the mills and processing plants, metallurgists crush and grind the ore to a fine consistency to liberate the metals from the host rock. They use a variety of processes to further refine the end product.

In addition to providing insight about the mining and mineral processing business world-wide, E&MJ delivers the technical information these engineers and metallurgists seek. These professionals buy and specify equipment and services, and they have relied on E&MJ as a trusted source for 150 years.

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Sources: 1. BPA Circulation Statement E&MJ, June 2015. 2. Publishers Own Data. 3. 2012 Readership Survey. 5. BPA Circulation Statement Mining Magazine, June 2014.

Serving the Mining Business for 150 Years
Mining Timeline
Gilded Age (1866-1900)
E&MJ founded as American Journal of Mining.
Alfred Nobel invents dynamite.
De Beers diamond mine discovered in South Africa.
U.S. adopts Mining Law of 1872.
Rio Tinto is formed to mine copper along the Tinto River in Spain. Broken Hill Proprietary Pty Ltd. was formed in Australia.
South African gold rush begins at Witwatersrand.
Yukon gold rush.
The Dawn of the Progressive Era (1900-1919)
International Nickel Co. (Inco) launches Creighton mine in Sudbury.
Utah Copper Co. formed to mine and process low grade copper at Bingham Canyon, Utah.
Braden Copper starts El Teniente copper mine in Chile.
The Zinc Corp. is formed to treat zinc-bearing mine waste at Broken Hill in Australia.
Guggenheims form Chile Exploration Co. and launch Chuquicamata mine in Chile.
World War I begins.
Newmont Co. founded as a holding company for private acquisitions.
Earmest Oppenheimer founds Anglo American to develop gold mining in South Africa.
World War I ends.
Mechanization Begins (1920-1949)
Thayer Lindsley founds Falconbridge and begins exporting nickel ore. Dr. Hans Merensky discovers the platinum reef in South Africa. Billiton establishes a people’s fund.
Great Depression deepens.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt fixes the prices of gold at $35/oz (up from $20) to stabilize U.S. economy.
Kennecott Copper acquires Utah Copper.
World War II engulfs Europe.
During WWII, Inco produces vast amounts of nickel to support Allies.
Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.
Companhia Vale do Rio Doce (CVRD) formed in Brazil to supply iron ore to the Allies.
World War II ends.
The Cold War Recovery (1950-1959)
St. Joseph Lead Co. discovers the Viburnum Trend. CVRD accounts for 80% of Brazilian iron ore exports.
Rio Tinto sells much of its Spanish interest and further develops abroad.
Southern Peru Copper formed with the help of Phelps Dodge, Newmont, ASARCO and Cerro de Pasco.
Comalco Ltd. is formed to mine and process bauxite in Australia.
Stan Hiditch discovers the Pilbara iron ore deposits in Western Australia.
The Age of Aquarius (1960-1969)
Ertsberg copper and gold deposit discovered in Indonesia.
Disseminated gold is discovered in Carlin, Nevada, reshaping the gold industry.
Rio Tinto launches iron ore operations in Western Australia. Oil sands production begins in Alberta, Canada.
Freeport Indonesia drills and confirms Ertsberg deposit.
The Energy Crisis (1970-1979)
South African gold production reaches 1,000 metric tons per year. President Richard Nixon takes the dollar off the gold standard.
Chile nationalizes its copper mining industry, forming Corpracion Nacional del Cobre (Codelco).
Telfer gold deposit discovered in Australia’s Great Sandy Desert. Oil from oils sands reaches 109,000 barrels per day.
The Great Mining Buildout (1980-1989)
Price of gold reaches $850/oz.
Gold quarry mine discovered in Carlin, Nevada.
Atacama project discovers Escondida, the largest, undeveloped, copper orebody in the world.
CVRD inaugurates Carajas iron ore project in Brazil. Tin mining in Cornwall comes to an end.
Gold discovered near Cajamarca in northern Peru. Grasberg copper-gold deposit discovered in Indonesia. Gold production reaches 1.5 million in Nevada.
The Drought (1990-2002)
Escondida begins copper production in Chile.
Rio Tinto produces its 1 billionth ton of iron ore from the Pilbara.
Development begins at the Yanacocha gold mine in Peru.
Anglo American embarks on the largest black empowerment deal.
Metal prices drop to a 20-year low.
Rio Tinto acquires major aluminum, iron ore, diamond and coal assets mainly in Australia.
BHP and Billiton merge.
A Mining Renaissance (2003-present)
Newmont discovers major gold district in Ghana. Oil from oil sands reaches 1 million barrels per day. CVRD purchases Canadian nickel producer Inco. Xstrata buys Falconbridge; Vale buys Inco. Freeport-McMoRan acquires Phelps Dodge.
Gold eclipses $1,000/oz for the first time.
Rio Tinto unveils its Mine of the Future program.
E&MJ Celebrates 150 Years!

Few industrial trade journals can claim 150 years of service to an industry. Engineering & Mining Journal was originally founded as the American Journal of Mining in 1866. The U.S. Civil War had ended and settlers were moving west. The California gold rush was at its peak and the Comstock Lode had just been discovered outside of Virginia City, Nevada. The lead mines in Missouri were established as were some precious metals mines in the Carolinas.

Headquartered in New York City, the American Journal of Mining was a weekly black-and-white broadsheet newspaper. It published news about the mines and technology, and carried advertisements for everything from steam engines to six shooters, In 1869, the name changed to The Engineering and Mining Journal. Many still marvel at lithographic artwork that was published with engravings.

The publication established an early reputation for reliability and authority. Recognizing that swindlers were tarnishing the image of the mining business, E&MJ sponsored the American Bureau of Mines, a group of honest mining engineers and entrepreneurs who volunteered to scrutinize promotions that preyed on investors. E&MJ also played a role in forming the American Institute of Mining Engineers and served as its official organ for many years.

In 1910, E&MJ was purchased by Hill Publishing, which was eventually merged with another company to form McGraw-Hill Publishing Co. in 1917. E&MJ remained with McGraw-Hill until 1988 when it was sold to Maclean Hunter. In the ensuing years, the title changed hands a few more times. In 2003, Mining Media International took control of the title and breathed new life into it.

A trade journal is a reflection of the industry it serves. The first photos appear in 1898. Reports from mining districts around the world depict the times as they were.

E&MJ changes with the times.

At the turn of the 20th century, E&MJ is there as engineers decide how to approach low-grade copper deposits at many great mines that still operate today. Color begins to appear in the 1930s and the magazine becomes the standard 8.5x 11-in. format of most U.S. periodicals today. With each decade, the language, the font and the look followed the trends. The Helvetica fonts of the depression and World War II eras give way to the more hip looks of the 1950s and 1960s. As times grew serious during the 1970s and flush in the 1980s, so did the magazine. Like the mines it covered, E&MJ suffered through the 1990s. Throughout good times and bad, the journal always enjoyed high readership and an incredible dialogue with its readers.

During 2016 Mining Media will celebrate the 150 years of E&MJ using clips from past articles. It will culminate with the September 2016 edition, where the editors will discuss how mining and mineral processing techniques changed over times. They will recount a colorful history looking back at the people and the mines that influenced the mining business for the last 150 year. This edition, which will be distributed at MINExpo 2016, will become a keepsake for professionals in the mining and mineral processing business.

Steve Fiscor
Vice President - Editorial Director
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Jennifer Jensen
Assistant Editor, Engineering & Mining Journal, Coal Age and C&D World
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Vic Matteucci, East Region Sales Manager, Coal Age, E&MJ, Equipo Minero, The ASIA Miner
Victor W. Matteucci
Midwest/East Region Sales Manager
Coal Age, E&MJ, Equipo Minero, The ASIA Miner
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Fax +1 440 257 6265
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Mary Lu Buse, West Region Sales Manager, Coal Age, E&MJ, Equipo Minero, The ASIA Miner
Mary Lu Buse
West Region Sales Manager
Coal Age, E&MJ, Equipo Minero, The ASIA Miner
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