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Marleny Arnoldi

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Hydropowered drilling saves water – manufacturer

16th November 2018 The notion that hydro-powered equipment uses or wastes more water than compressed-air (pneumatic) drilling or electric drilling is a misconception, says hydro-powered equipment manufacturer Novatek MD Julian Wills.  

Hydraulics container one-stop shop for remote mines

16th November 2018 With African mines often based in remote and desolate locations, it is beneficial to have on-site products and services, especially since mines have a high consumption rate of consumables.  

Company expands offering to include hydraulics test, measurement

16th November 2018 Amid a “recessive mining market”, industrial equipment and services provider Hydromine Projects & Marketing has expanded its offering by opening a test and measurement division that caters for valves in hydraulic systems.  

Master Drilling expands through new JV in Italy

16th November 2018 JSE-listed Master Drilling has entered into a joint venture (JV) with Italian construction company Ghella, to establish a new Italy-based company called TunnelPro. TunnelPro will pursue tunnel boring projects in the smaller scope civil construction and broader mining industries, while also... 

Kari Pump discovery adds 987 000 oz to mineral resource at Endeavour’s Houndé mine

15th November 2018 TSX-listed Endeavour Mining on Thursday announced a maiden resource estimate of 11.3-million tonnes grading 2.71 g/t gold, containing 987 000 oz, for the Kari Pump discovery at the company’s flagship Houndé mine, in Burkina Faso, increasing the mine’s measured and indicated resources by 40%.... 

Keras to start bulk sampling testwork at Nayega project in early 2019

15th November 2018 Aim-listed Keras Resources remains on schedule to ship a 10 000 t bulk sample of manganese, mined at the Nayega manganese project, in Togo, for pyrometallurgical testwork, by the end of January. The company on Thursday stated that about 6 000 t (of +12mm manganese) has been pre-screened on the... 

Mantashe to engage Amadiba Crisis Committee around Xolobeni mine

15th November 2018 Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe will, on Saturday, host a meeting, in Mbizana, in the Eastern Cape, with the Amadiba Crisis Committee and its legal representatives to discuss the Xolobeni matter. During a previous engagement with the Minister, Amadiba made a presentation against... 

Botswana Diamonds buys Alrosa’s stake in Sunland JV, talks with new partner progress

15th November 2018 Aim-listed Botswana Diamonds (BOD) has completed the acquisition of Russian diamond miner Alrosa’s 50% interest in the Sunland Minerals joint venture (JV), giving BOD full ownership of the project. BOD on Thursday also announced that negotiations were under way with a potential new JV partner –... 

Sibanye-Stillwater concludes gold wage agreement with three unions

15th November 2018 JSE- and NYSE-listed gold miner Sibanye-Stillwater has signed a three-year wage agreement with the National Union of Mineworkers, Solidarity and UASA for the period July 2018 to June 2021. The agreement allows for increases to the basic wage of Category 4 to 8 surface and underground employees... 

Afarak will not dismiss board, launches voluntary shareholder buyout

12th November 2018 LSE-listed specialty alloy producer Afarak Group has resolved to not appoint a new board of directors, following a request by shareholders, who hold a collective 11.09% of shares, to dismiss the company’s board. The shareholders’ request, submitted in August, followed after the Finnish... 

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