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BME launches narrow-reef emulsion site at Amplats’ Tumela mine

By: Ilan Solomons     Updated 7 hours ago Explosives company BME officially opened its first narrow-reef emulsion site and training centre at platinum miner Anglo American Platinum’s (Amplats’) Tumela underground mine in Thabazimbi, Limpopo on Wednesday. Tumela mine production manager Pierre Prinsloo said the bulk emulsions system was... 

TFR confident of settling take-or-pay deals with 36 coal exporters despite Glencore’s reservations

By: Terence Creamer     Updated 7 hours ago South Africa’s State-owned railways utility Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) says it remains confident of concluding take-or-pay contracts with 36 coal-line customers before the end of its financial year, which concludes on March 31. Spokesperson Sandile Simelane tells Engineering News Online that TFR... 

 TFR confident of settling take-or-pay deals with 36 coal exporters despite Glencore’s reservations

Glencore commits to migrating first world safety to third world countries

By: Martin Creamer Diversified major Glencore, which reported 16 fatalities last year, has committed itself to migrating first-world safety practices into challenging geographies where more than 80% of the deaths took place. The London-, Hong Kong- and Johannesburg-listed company’s SafeWork programme – in which 118... 

Glencore commits to migrating first world safety to third world countries
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Big Four squeeze gathers pace as more iron-ore flows into saturated market – CRU

By: Simon Rees Iron-ore prices will remain in the doldrums for 2015 as senior producers continue to bring new, low-cost output into the market, CRU group director of multi-commodity, knowledge and information Paul Robinson told an audience at the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada. Stemming from... 

Big Four squeeze gathers pace as more iron-ore flows into saturated market – CRU

Guinea bets on mining for post-Ebola economic recovery

By: Reuters Guinea's economy is likely to take a $2-billion hit from a regional Ebola outbreak that has killed nearly 10 000 people, and the country is relying on mining to drive growth once the virus is contained, the finance minister said. Guinea is the world's top exporter of the aluminium ore bauxite and... 

Guinea bets on mining for post-Ebola economic recovery

Sale of Richland’s Tanzanian assets concluded

By: Creamer Media Reporter Aim-listed Richland Resources this week closed the sale of its tanzanite mining, beneficiation and tsavorite licence interests in Tanzania to Sky Associates for $5.1-million. The gemstone miner announced in November 2014 that it would exit Tanzania to focus on its sapphire operation in Australia,... 

After mini boom, Australia coal prices come down to earth

By: Reuters A rally in Australian coal prices has fizzled almost as quickly as it started, brought down to earth by oversupply and weakening Chinese demand, setting the stage for lower annual price agreements with Japanese utilities. 

Senate passes incentive to encourage greenfield exploration

By: Esmarie Swanepoel The Australian resources sector has welcomed the passing of the exploration development incentive (EDI) through the Senate. The federal government last year announced a budget of A$100-million over the next three years to fund the EDI, to support junior exploration companies conducting... 

Senate passes incentive to encourage greenfield exploration

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