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Weir Minerals enhances pump maintenance with adjustment technology

10th January 2019 With a longstanding reputation for engineering expertise, Weir Minerals continually develops solutions and technology to better serve the mining industry. Recognising that throatbush wear rate has a major impact in the overall efficiency of slurry pumps, Weir Minerals has developed superior... 

Sandvik releases non-cabin Ranger™ DXR series surface drill rigs: unbeatable productivity in difficult ground conditions

9th January 2019 In response to customer requests, Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology is expanding its Ranger™ DX series of surface top hammer drill rigs with two non-cabin Ranger™ DXR versions for improved safety in the toughest quarry and construction applications. Ranger DX series of surface top hammer drill... 

South African company building new smelter in Zimbabwe

9th January 2019 Foundry and engineering company Thos Begbie is working in the Great Dyke of Zimbabwe, close to the town of Shurungwi, where it is helping to construct the Unki platinum smelter, adjacent to a mining operation owned by platinum mining company Anglo American Platinum (Amplats). Thos Begbie was... 

Mineral Resources completes Kumina buy

21st December 2018 ASX-listed Mineral Resources has wrapped up the acquisition of the Kumina iron-ore project from fellow-listed BCI Minerals. The company reported on Friday that it had paid A$27-million of the total A$35-million price tag, with the balance to be paid in two instalments linked to certain milestones. 

Anglo restarts Brazil iron-ore mine

21st December 2018 Diversified major Anglo American has resumed operations at its Minas-Rio iron-ore operation, in Brazil, following a technical inspection of the pipeline that carries the iron-ore in slurry form from the mine to the port. Production at the mines was suspended in March, after leaks were discovered... 

First ore crushed at La Parrilla

20th December 2018 Tungsten, copper and gold miner W Resources has successfully fed the first mined ore into the newly completed crusher, which is now being commissioned at its La Parrilla tungsten and tin project, in Spain. "First ore into new crusher was achieved on December 18, 2018, ahead of the January 2019... 

Walkabout hikes resource at Tanzania graphite project

20th December 2018 ASX-listed Walkabout Resources has announced an upgraded mineral resource estimate for its Lindi Jumbo graphite project, in south-eastern Tanzania, hiking the resource by 41.3%. The resource increased to 41.8-million tonnes at 10.8% total graphite content (TGC), containing 4.5-million tonnes of... 

Syrah sign binding sales deal for Mozambique graphite

20th December 2018 Australia-headquartered Syrah Resources has signed a binding term sales agreement with Qingdao Langruite Graphite (Langruite) for the sale of at least 48 000 t of natural graphite from the Balama mine, in Mozambique, next year. The agreement also allows for an additional 12 000 t at Syrah’s option. 

Cimic awarded A$184m coal plant contract

20th December 2018 Cimic group companies Sedgman and CPB Contractors have been awarded a A$184-million contract for the design, procurement, construction and commissioning of the coal handling and preparation plant at the greenfield Olive Downs coking coal project, in Queensland. Mineral processing company Sedgman... 

Eramet expects Argentina lithium investment decision in H1

20th December 2018 French multinational mining company Eramet’s lithium project in the Andean Cordillera of Salta, north-west Argentina, is entering its final preparation phase, with an investment decision less than six months away. The company is completing the technical and economic feasibility study to specify... 

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