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Mia Breytenbach

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Mia Breytenbach is a Creamer Media Staff Writer for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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Despite glorious past, mineral processing innovation faces uncertain future

26th May 2017 While the mining industry does not yet seem to be in a crisis regarding innovation in mineral processing, it certainly seems to be on a downward trajectory, says former Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre director and emeritus professor Tim Napier-Munn, noting that, with innovation being... 

Gold miner to expand exploration activities in Burkina Faso

26th May 2017 TSX-listed gold miner Roxgold expects its exploration activities to increase this year to support the company’s organic growth strategy, with an approved exploration budget of $8-million. Roxgold noted in a statement that a further round of drilling, totalling about 11 000 m, would be undertaken... 

Local company progresses plans for nickel beneficiation plant

26th May 2017 Beneficiator Thakadu Battery Materials has taken significant steps towards progressing its high-purity battery-grade nickel sulphate plant project, which is expected to produce up to 25 000 t/y of high-purity nickel sulphate from South Africa-focused platinum producer Lonmin’s crude nickel... 

Despite glorious past, mineral processing innovation faces uncertain future

26th May 2017 While the mining industry does not yet seem to be in a crisis regarding innovation in minerals processing, it certainly seems to be on a downward trajectory, says former Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre (JKMRC) director and emeritus professor Tim Napier-Munn, noting that, with... 

Jubilee Platinum’s Hernic project to reach design capacity of 45 000 t/m by next month

19th May 2017 Dual-listed mine-to-metals company Jubilee Platinum’s Hernic project, in the western Bushveld in South Africa,  continues to successfully ramp up its production and is expected to reach full design capacity of 45 000 t/m of feed material by next month. The project produced its first commercial... 

Thakadu progresses nickel beneficiation plant plans

16th May 2017 Beneficiator Thakadu Battery Materials has taken significant steps forward in its high-purity battery-grade nickel sulphate plant project, which is expected to produce up to 25 000 t/y of high-purity nickel sulphate from South Africa-focused platinum producer Lonmin’s crude nickel sulphate... 

De Beers in push for carbon-neutral mining at its operations

12th May 2017 Diamond miner De Beers Group is leading a research project that aims to deliver carbon-neutral mining at some of its operations in as few as five years’ time. The company’s scientists, in close collaboration with a team of internationally renowned scientists, are investigating the potential to... 

Jubilee’s new business development advances

9th May 2017 Dual-listed Jubilee Platinum’s Hernic project continues to successfully ramp up its production and is expected to reach full design capacity of 45 000 t/m of feed material by June. The project produced its first commercial platinum concentrate in March. 

Roxgold to expand exploration activities in Burkina Faso to support growth strategy

9th May 2017 TSX-listed Roxgold expects its exploration activities to increase this year to support the company’s organic growth strategy, with an approved exploration budget of $8-million. Roxgold noted in a statement that a further round of drilling, totalling about 11 000 m, will be undertaken in the... 

Australian company develops solution that detects deep-buried metal

5th May 2017 Australia-based sensor technologies and software provider Gap Explosive Ordnance Detection (EOD) has developed the UltraTEM technology, which can detect deep buried metal in magnetite stockpiles. Gap EOD specialises in the detection of explosive ordnance and other near-surface targets that... 

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