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Simone Liedtke

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Simone Liedtke is a Creamer Media Online Writer for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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Beneficiation of raw coal increasingly important – De Korte

20th November 2018 The declining quality of raw coal makes the control of coal product increasingly difficult and the beneficiation of raw coal more important, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) coal processing engineer Johan de Korte told delegates at the Fossil Fuel Foundation’s conference on... 

South Africa’s coal output continues to decline

20th November 2018 XMP Consulting senior coal analyst Xavier Prevost expects South Africa’s coal production to soon “drop drastically” as a result of low investment in new coal mining capacity and older mines reaching the end of their lives. Speaking to Mining Weekly Online on the sidelines of the Fossil Fuel... 

Amur unveils strategic plan for Kun-Manie

19th November 2018 Aim-listed Amur Minerals’ Kun-Manie nickel/copper sulphide project has now been sufficiently explored, with numerous studies having confirmed its technical and economic potential to produce class-one nickel suited for the expected growth of the electronic vehicle market. To build on its... 

Cradle Arc secures working capital extension for Mowana

19th November 2018 The holding company of the Mowana copper mine has secured a $4-million working capital extension from Fujax Minerals and Energy, which Aim-listed Cradle Arc has hailed as a “vote of confidence” in the Botswana operation. Leboam Holdings, a 60%-owned subsidiary of Cradle Arc, negotiated a 24-month... 

New members add gold operating experience to RNC board

19th November 2018 TSX-listed RNC Minerals on Monday announced that it would strengthen its board with significant gold operating experience by appointing Paul Huet and Warwick Morley-Jepson to its board of directors. Huet will service as a director of RNC and Morley-Jepson will serve as a board observer. Both will... 

Difficulties continue for Afarak in Q3

16th November 2018 Industry seasonal effects, coupled with some internal adversities, primarily in the ferro-alloys segment, continue to make this a difficult year for specialty alloys producer Afarak. During the company’s third-quarter period, ended September 30, the benchmark price for ferrochrome fell further,... 

AfriTin starts Phase 1 of drilling programme at flagship Uis mine

16th November 2018 Aim-listed AfriTin Mining has started Phase 1 of the validation and drilling programme at its flagship asset, the Uis tin mine, in Namibia. Confirmatory drilling began on October 26, and is expected to continue until the first quarter of 2019. The planned programme is expected to comprise 3 950... 

Moab Khotsong, Hidden Valley lift Harmony’s Q1 output by 30% year-on-year

16th November 2018 Precious metals miner Harmony Gold’s production increased by 30% to 378 510 oz of gold in its first fiscal quarter ended September 30, compared with the 290 644 oz produced in the first quarter of the prior financial year. The boost in the group’s production and cash flow generation, CEO Peter... 

Anglo American recommits to Sustainable Development Goals

16th November 2018 The mining industry has to address the critical challenges of safety, productivity and the way land is used, as well as how energy and water are consumed as, alongside a growing population, there is greater demand for minerals and metals. However, meeting the growing demand for the materials that... 

Sibanye-Stillwater’s US operations in the midst of a major growth phase

16th November 2018 Sibanye-Stillwater’s Blitz project development area, which is adjacent to its Stillwater mine, in Montana, in the US, is in the midst of a significant growth phase, says executive VP for the US region Chris Bateman. He told the media in a conference call this week that the expanded Stillwater... 

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