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Martin Creamer is Creamer Media Publishing Editor of Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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Black-controlled Fraser Alexander wins Glencore coal discard contracts

2nd October 2015 Black-controlled mining services company Fraser Alexander has won the Glencore group discard and handling services contracts for Tweefontein Boschmans, Impunzi Atcom, Impunzi ATC and Koornfontein coal mines. The Royal Bafokeng Holdings-owned Fraser Alexander said in a release that the size of the... 

On-The-Air (02/10/2015)

2nd October 2015 The VW emissions scandal is opening the way for fuel cell cars that use our platinum. Top quality South African coal – once the darling of global markets – is now being left for dead as South African coal exportation gets turned on its head. Bad legislation is being blamed for the... 


2nd October 2015 In 1939, a Dutch geologist filed a report on the Ertsberg, Dutch for ore mountain, in Indonesia, which later prompted Freeport mining company to develop what is today the world’s largest gold mine and the third largest copper mine, near Papua’s highest Puncak Jaya mountain. The picture shows dump... 


2nd October 2015 Gold-mining company Randgold Resources, which has spent two decades honing its discovery and development philosophy, is now leaping into the unknown by undertaking to fix a mine that has huge amounts of historical baggage going back as far as 1897. For AngloGold, the 118-year-old Obuasi gold mine... 

Louis Coetzee

2nd October 2015 This week we feature Louis Coetzee, CEO of Kibo Mining, a resource development company active in Tanzania with coal-to-power and gold projects  

China joining World Gold Council marks ‘astonishing’ gold mining growth

2nd October 2015 The decision of the China National Gold Group Corporation (China Gold) to join the World Gold Council and take up a seat on its board marks the “astonishing” expansion of China’s gold mining industry in the last three decades. China is currently the planet’s largest gold market in both supply and... 

Diamond prices down on market weakness – Rockwell

2nd October 2015 The average price received for a diamond carat mined in the three months to August 30 was well down, Rockwell Diamonds reported on Monday. The alluvial diamond mining company, listed on the Toronto and Johannesburg stock exchanges, averaged a 24%-lower $1 791/ct on market weakness and a... 

Gold tailings, mine rejig tender out in Tanzania

2nd October 2015 October 15 is the deadline for expressions of interest in a proposed joint venture (JV) with Tanzania’s State mining corporation for the processing of old gold tailings and the redevelopment of the Buhemba gold mine. Tanzania’s State-owned mining corporation Stamico states in a tender... 

Randgold envisages turning Obuasi into Africa’s most modern mine

2nd October 2015 A major skills elevation programme to match a planned leap into modern, mechanised mining is envisaged at the idled Obuasi gold mine in Ghana, where global best practice is expected be the order of the day in its revival. Joint venture (JV) aspirants AngloGold Ashanti and Randgold Resources have... 

Mosebenzi Zwane is new Mineral Resources Minister

2nd October 2015 Mosebenzi Zwane is South Africa’s new Mineral Resources Minister in a Cabinet reshuffle that saw Ngoako Ramatlhodi’s 16-month spell come to an abrupt end. Chamber of Mines of South Africa president Mike Teke and CEO Roger Baxter said in a statement on Wednesday that the chamber looked forward to... 

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