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Boart Longyear Team Uses Dual-Tube Flooded Reverse Circulation Technique to Drill 60-inch Shaft through Loss Circulation Zones

A Boart Longyear www.boartlongyear.com drilling team rose to the challenge as it bore down into the earth to create a ventilation shaft for an underground longwall coal mine in Southwest Wyoming. The task? Guide a 60-inch bit to a depth of 550 feet through a challenging geological formation that... 

SA’s largest construction equipment auction achieves sales of over R52 million

South Africa’s largest online construction equipment auction in recent years took place this month following the liquidation of a subsidiary of Protech Khuthele Holdings, Pela Plant. The embattled JSE-listed construction and engineering group applied to be placed under liquidation in 2014 in an... 

Focus On Mining Sector For 2015 Through Project Phakisa

The Chamber of Mines notes with much encouragement the national budget presented by Minister Nhlanhla Nene this afternoon. This first budget review for Minister Nene, demonstrates a continuity in disciplined and prudent fiscal stability. This is critical for investor confidence, especially in... 

Aviation and Tourism in Zanzibar: The untapped potential

According to Roland Ohaeri, writing in Aviation and Allied Business Journal, aviation in Africa has, over the last five years, experienced steady growth of 5% per annum and is expected to increase to 5,6% over the next 20 years. This is well above the world average of 4,8% and represents an... 

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The International Certified Fraud Examiner’s (Cfe) Examination Preparation And Facilitation Course

The Professional Development Project of the Faculty of Law, UCT, is pleased to present a preparation course for the International CFE examination on behalf of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners - SA Chapter. On 9 - 13 March 2015  |  23 - 27 March 2015 OR 12 - 16 October 2015  |  26 - 30... 

Integrated Pump Technology Supplies 20 Bravo 900 Submersible Slurry Pumps

To Kamoto Copper Company Of The Democratic Republic Of The Congo Integrated Pump Technology of South Africa has supplied 20 Bravo 900 submersible slurry pumps and 20 M20 control panels to Kamoto Copper Company (a subsidiary of Katanga Mining) of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. These heavy... 

Integrated Pump Technology Supplies 20 Bravo 900 Submersible Slurry Pumps

Maptek re-launches open pit scheduler as Maptek Evolution

Mining solutions developer Maptek has re-launched the open pit scheduler which it acquired from Orelogy in 2014, as Maptek Evolution. Maptek Evolution contains strategic, tactical planning and optimisation tools for preparing development plans and medium to long term mine schedules. The software... 

Leaks Found Fast

Detecting leaks and checking the integrity of water pipes is now simple and quick following the launch of a new portable hydrostatic tester from Australian Pump Industries. The 100 bar (1400 psi) electric machine, called the Aussie BB100HTP, is compact, cost effective and set to become standard... 

Leaks Found Fast

SafmarineMPV upgrades its South Africa-West Africa multi-purpose shipping service

Multipurpose shipping line SafmarineMPV - which has been a key supplier of seaborne transport services to West Africa for decades - has upgraded its SAFWAF multi-purpose shipping service (connecting South Africa and West Africa) from six-weekly to monthly sailings. According to SafmarineMPV... 

SafmarineMPV upgrades its South Africa-West Africa multi-purpose shipping service

Get premium mining equipment at Ritchie Bros.’ auction in France

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, the world’s largest industrial auctioneer, is gearing up for a large equipment auction which will be held at its site in St Aubin sur Gaillon, France, on March 3, 2015. The auction will feature a large selection of heavy equipment items from several equipment owners,... 

Get premium mining equipment at Ritchie Bros.’ auction in France

First Grove GMK6400 Sold into Africa.

Mobicrane is a leading supplier of lifting equipment to the mining, oil and gas service industries in Ghana and the wider region. Paterson Simons, the dealers for Manitowoc Grove amongst others, recently handed over a GMK6400 (400MT), Manitowoc Grove’s flagship model, to Mobicrane at Manitowoc... 

StormSAFE Cyclone Shelter, designed for extreme weather conditions

The StormSAFE represents MineARC’s latest venture into above-ground safe refuge solutions for industry. In close collaboration with Australian iron ore company, Atlas Iron, MineARC has developed two modular, fully portable cyclone shelters, built to withstand wind speeds in excess of 300km/hr.... 

Creamer Media publishes Canadian Mining Roundup for February 2015 research report

This month’s roundup includes details of junior gold producer Richmont Mines’ ongoing exploration work at its flagship Island Gold mine, in Ontario; the suspension of operations at Colorado-based Thompson Creek Metals’ Endako molybdenum mine, in British Columbia; and financial services firm... 

Creamer Media publishes Canadian Mining Roundup for February 2015 research report

No Matter How Challenging, Keep the Ore Flowing

Abrasion can create one of the most arduous service environments and remains a major challenge for mining operators, going from mineral excavation to metal refining. It is one of the most common problems for hydraulic transport systems operating at high throughput rates and conveying velocities,... 

Afgri equipment to go under the hammer

An extensive selection of agricultural equipment belonging to Afgri is being taken to auction during February, attracting buyers not only locally but also from abroad. Offering opportunity for agricultural players unable to purchase more expensive new equipment, the upcoming auction includes... 

Afgri equipment to go under the hammer

Creamer Media publishes Construction 2015: A review of South Africa’s construction sector research report

Creamer Media’s Construction 2015 Report examines South Africa’s construction industry over the past 12 months. The report provides insight into the business environment; the key participants in the sector; local construction demand; geographic diversification; corporate activity; black economic... 

Creamer Media publishes  Construction 2015: A review of South Africa’s construction sector research report

Creamer Media publishes Australasian Mining Roundup for February 2015 research report

The February 2015 roundup includes details of an updated scoping study on junior gold developer A1 Consolidated Gold’s namesake project, in Victoria; diversified miner Glencore’s plans to sell its Cosmos nickel mine, in Western Australia; and metals miner Aurelia Metals’ launch of a... 

Creamer Media publishes Australasian Mining Roundup for February 2015 research report

Boliden’s Garpenberg Mine doubles productivity with Atlas Copco’s Minetruck MT42

The underground Garpenberg Mine in central Sweden is to establish a new haulage operation based on dedicated mine trucks as part of a plan to almost double production by 2015. A major project is under way at the Boliden-owned Garpenberg Mine in central Sweden to increase production from 1.4 Mt to... 

Boliden’s Garpenberg Mine doubles productivity with Atlas Copco’s Minetruck MT42

African Mining Week

Cape Town International Convention Centre welcomed approximately 7000 delegates to attend the annual Investing in African Mining Indaba™, 9 – 12 February 2015. Since first being held at the CTICC in 2004, the number of delegates has increased exponentially. “The benefits of Investing in African... 

African Mining Week

Concor Opencast Mining Partners With Australian Mining Giant To Offer A Full Range Of Mining Services For Small To Large Projects

While Concor Opencast Mining positions itself as a mid-tier niche specialised mining contractor, its partnership with Downer Mining of Australia gives it the capability to tackle Tier 1 projects if need be. “Our combined effort will ensure that any joint operation has sufficient resourcing,... 

Concor Opencast Mining Partners With Australian Mining Giant To Offer A Full Range Of Mining Services For Small To Large Projects

Tourism and Mining most targeted by white-collar crime

Although fraud and corruption have become endemic in the global economy, the odds are not always stacked in the favour of the criminals. Some encouraging trends indicate that while the battle is far from won, investigators and company watchdogs have some trump cards to play. One is the increasing... 

Weir Minerals Floway Pumps introduces the VTSP- Vertical Turbine Slurry Pump

The patented VTSP design addresses the market need for an abrasives solids handling vertical turbine pump. Weir Minerals Floway Pumps introduces the new Floway® VTSP- vertical turbine slurry pump - addressing the industry demand for a longer lasting, abrasives solids handling vertical turbine... 

Weir Minerals Floway Pumps introduces the VTSP- Vertical Turbine Slurry Pump

Introducing the NEW Terex® Finlay J-1170 primary mobile jaw crusher.

The NEW  Terex® Finlay J-1170AS is a high performance primary mobile jaw crusher built around the renowned and aggressive Terex® 1100mm x 700mm (44” x 28”) jaw crusher, with a proven track record in recycling, aggregate production and mining applications.  A key new feature of this model is the... 

UK Minister for Trade and Investment Lord Livingston visit to South Africa

Trade Minister Lord Livingston is set to back British businesses at the world’s biggest mining event in South Africa this week. He will visit between 9th and 11th February, leading the UK group at the African Mining Indaba 2015 in Cape Town. During his trip he will also hold bilateral meetings... 

Latest Mining Code Move By Drc Government ,Worries Country’s Mining Industry

The decision by the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Ministry of Mines to suspend consultations with the DRC’s mining industry about the country’s proposed new mining code, and to refer it in draft legislation form to parliament instead, poses a material threat to further investment, the DRC... 

Powermite – Southern African mining & industry’s components & equipment partner for over 4 decades

Powermite, a Division of Hudaco, has been a leading supplier of world class components, equipment and systems to the mining, marine, industrial and general engineering sectors in Southern African for over 45 years. ISO 9001:2000 accredited, the company’s extensive product portfolio includes a... 

Powermite – Southern African mining & industry’s components & equipment partner for over 4 decades

Mining ‘impossible without geologists’

If we had no geologists, we would have no mining. This is the emphatic statement of Mike Teke, president of the Chamber of Mines of South Africa. Mr Teke is chairman of the board of the 35th International Geology  Congress which will be held in Cape Town in August 2016, sixty four years after the... 

Productivity in Mining – Attaining sustainable profitability beyond headcount reduction

Productivity is a hot topic in South Africa with economists frequently advising that productivity has not grown as well as it should have in the last few years. One sector where productivity is always in the spotlight is the Mining industry. According to the South African Reserve Bank, the... 

Weir Minerals Africa Offers Comprehensive Valve Solutions

Valves form an integral part of Weir Minerals Africa’s total solutions package for the mining and minerals processing and general industrial sectors, Kobus Steyn, product manager for valves, says. Weir Minerals Africa offers two major valve brands, namely Isogate® valves and BDK™ valves. Isogate®... 

Weir Minerals Africa Offers Comprehensive Valve Solutions

Creamer Media publishes African Mining Roundup for February 2015 electronic research report

This month’s report includes details of Mozambique-focused miner Baobab Resources’ selection process of a Chinese partner to conclude a feasibility study at its Tete iron project, in Mozambique; junior explorer IMX Resources’ joint venture with Mauritius-based Fig Tree Resources Fund II, to... 

Creamer Media publishes African Mining Roundup for February 2015 electronic research report
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