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Murray & Roberts Cementation Zambia Reports Progress

Murray & Roberts Cementation Zambia has reported completion of the sinking of the Synclinorium Shaft project in Kitwe, Zambia for its client Mopani Copper Mines. “The last blast of the Main shaft took place on 30 September 2014 with the shaft at a final depth of 1 280.85 m below the shaft... 

Flsmidth Announces New Equity Structure To Empower It As Procurement

FLSmidth is building on its 100 years of successful business in the African region with the announcement of a new equity structure. The structure will result in a Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment ownership status for its South African operations, in accordance with the requirements for... 

Flsmidth Announces New Equity Structure To Empower It As Procurement

New Hydraulic Drifter Rock Drill

Brokk remote-controlled demolition equipment brings Goliath-sized drilling power in a David-sized package for mining, demolition and tunneling applications with the latest TE160 hydraulic drifter rock drill from TEI Rock Drills.When paired with the Brokk 100 or Brokk 160, the new drill attachment... 

New Hydraulic Drifter Rock Drill

Loesche hands over world’s largest slag mill – LM 63.3+3

As a technological pioneer LOESCHE is following on from the success of the largest coal mill LM 43.4 in India and the world's largest raw meal mill LM 69.6 in Nigeria. This latest triumph involves the largest slag mill in the world, which already produces 255 t/h blast-furnace slag meal in... 

IBM Helps Joy Global Mine Big Data to Better Serve Customers

Smart Services IBM INSIGHT 2014, Las Vegas NV and Joy Global, a worldwide leader in high-productivity mining solutions, today announced that Joy Global selected IBM Big Data and Analytics technology -- including IBM’s advanced predictive analytics software and optimization solutions -- to enhance... 

Atlas Copco Underground Rock Excavation and Remote Control Technologies unite to offer mobile equipment automation solutions for the underground mining industry.

The world of underground mining is becoming increasingly challenging. Issues associated with deeper orebodies, increasing costs and the drive for greater social responsibility continue to pressure the viability of many operations. In response to this, Atlas Copco and RCT have agreed to team up to... 

New modelling and mine planning tools in Maptek Vulcan 9.1

Maptek™ Vulcan™ 9.1 delivers widespread improvements to the flagship modelling and mine planning product. Standout new features are Gantt Scheduler for underground operations, Level Designer for stope access design and enhancements to Implicit Modelling. Vulcan 9.1 also offers major upgrades to... 

Mines back up and running and commencing with stock clean up

With mines back in operation and some already up to full production, various companies such as Impala Platinum, Diesel Power and Sibanye Gold will be taking to market a variety of redundant and surplus plant and equipment via an online auction. The auction, closing on 30 October, comes as a... 

B&E International Offers Its Operational Expertise For The Design And Engineering Of Tailor Made Crushing And Screening Solutions

B&E International is a partner of choice for the mining and construction industries with its integrated crushing, mining and mineral processing solutions, Dewald Janse van Rensburg, Managing Director, says. The company is now offering its operational expertise to its broad customer range to... 

B&E International Offers Its Operational Expertise For The Design And Engineering Of Tailor Made Crushing And Screening Solutions

Gold Rebounds but Gold Miners Struggle

Several weeks ago the entire precious metals space was extremely oversold and due for at the least, a reflex rally. Gold was down in nine of twelve weeks with Silver down in eleven of those twelve weeks. The miners experienced a nasty September and were down five consecutive weeks. With Gold... 

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Modular Mining Systems’ DISPATCH Fleet Management System Selected by EXCON for Toconao Mine

Modular Mining Systems, Inc., the global leader in the delivery of real-time computer-based mine management solutions for surface and underground mining operations, announced today that Modular’s DISPATCH® Fleet Management System is being implemented by EXCON at the Toconao Mine in Chile. The... 

Improved Atlas Answers Planners’ Needs

MineSight presents numerous improvements in today’s release of Atlas 1.9, many of them in response to direct requests from mine planners. “We are dedicated to ensuring our clients get more time to make decisions while MineSight takes care of details,” said Glenn Wylde, MineSight Vice... 

Leading industry speakers, not-to-be-missed!

4, 5 and 6 November 2014, to be hosted at The Forum, The Campus, Bryanston, Johannesburg With less than two weeks to go ~ junior miners are gathering for one of the primary industry events on the South African calendar. The 3rd Annual Junior Mining & Exploration Conference & Exhibition’s... 

Mass Excavation Advances In The Heavy Tonne Class

The new class leaders in the respective 75 and 90 tonne class, Caterpillar’s latest generation Cat 374F L and Cat 390F L hydraulic excavators build on the legendary performance of the D-Series and come to market with key enhancements in terms of safety, ultra-fast truck loading cycle times, fuel... 

Mass Excavation Advances In The Heavy Tonne Class

Creamer Media publishes Defence 2014: A review of South Africa's defence industry research report

Creamer Media’s Defence 2014 report examines South Africa’s defence industry, with particular focus on the key participants in the sector, the innovations that have come out of the sector, local and export demand, South Africa’s controversial multibillion-rand strategic defence procurement... 

Creamer Media publishes Defence 2014: A review of South Africa's defence industry research report

At Mining Sites Renewable Energy Systems Are up to 70 Percent Less Expensive than Diesel Power

Mining companies were not traditionally considered a good fit for renewable energy. A closer look shows that this is not true anymore. Numerous renewable energy systems already power mines today, and experts from both worlds – mining and renewables – agree that a boom in this field is ahead.... 

ExecuJet expands maintenance services at Cape Town facility

ExecuJet Aviation Group is expanding heavy maintenance support at the company’s Cape Town International Airport MRO facility to include Bombardier Dash 8 Q100, Q400 as well as the CRJ100 and CRJ200 aircraft. ExecuJet has also received South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) approval to... 

Creamer Media publishes African Mining Roundup for October 2014 research report

This month’s report includes details of Toronto-listed Tsodilo Resources’ large inferred mineral resource in Block 1 of its flagship Xaudum iron project, in Botswana; the opening of London-listed diamond mining company Gem Diamonds’ Ghaghoo diamond mine, in Botswana; and LSE-listed Petra... 

Creamer Media publishes African Mining Roundup for October 2014 research report

Group R Mining & Exploration Zamiba Ltd Achieves 300 Lti Free Days

Yesterday Group R Mining & Exploration Zambia Ltd recorded 300 days LTI-free. LTI stands for Lost Time Injury, which is any injury that prevents any person, staff or contractor, reporting to work on the next shift or next day. Within the underground mining industry this figure is commendable and... 

Latest technology and innovations showcased at Electra Mining Africa

Ranked as one of the world’s largest mining shows and southern Africa’s biggest trade exhibition, Electra Mining Africa took place at the Expo Centre, Nasrec in Johannesburg from 15-19 September together with co-located shows Elenex Africa and Transport Expo. 890 local and international... 

Propak Cape to highlight packaging and related industries, latest industry trends

The biggest ever Propak Cape, incorporating FoodPro, Pro-Plas Expo, Print Expo and Pro-Label Cape, is taking place at the Cape Town International Conference Centre from 21-23 October and will be showcasing the packaging, food processing, plastics, printing, labelling and wine manufacturing... 

4, 5 and 6 November 2014, to be hosted at The Forum, The Campus, Bryanston, Johannesburg

Now in its third year, the Junior Mining & Exploration Conference & Exhibition has firmly established itself as an important industry-gathering for junior miners in South Africa. The theme of this year’s event, shaping the future of the industry, can be facilitated by an understanding of the... 

Creamer Media publishes Canadian Mining Roundup for October 2014 research report

This month’s roundup includes details of ASX- and TSX-listed coal developer Coalspur’s three approvals and licences for the Phase 1 development of its Vista project, in British Columbia; midtier gold miner Iamgold’s has declared commercial production at its Westwood mine, in the Abitibi region of... 

Creamer Media publishes Canadian Mining Roundup for October 2014 research report

Creamer Media relaunches MiningWeekly.com

By: Creamer Media Reporter Unveiled in October 2014, Creamer Media’s new-look global mining news website, MiningWeekly.com, is set to delight its 40 000-plus weekly readers.  This is the fourth major revamp of MiningWeekly.com since the site was originally launched fifteen years ago in 1999. MiningWeekly.com offers... 

Creamer Media relaunches MiningWeekly.com

MDM and Foster Wheeler Merger Becomes Unconditional

MDM Engineering Group Limited, the minerals process and project management company focused on the mining industry in Africa, is pleased to provide the following update in relation to the proposed merger with Foster Wheeler M & M Limited, an indirect subsidiary of Foster Wheeler AG (Nasdaq: FWLT) ... 

Third Quarter Ferrochrome Market Summary

Stainless steel production in 3Q14 fell to 10.49m tonnes compared to 10.8m tonnes in 2Q14. The main reason for the lower output was due to the European summer which resulted in European production falling from 2.11m tonnes in 2Q14 to 1.78m tonnes in 3Q14.  The European stainless steel industry is... 

New Lab Equipment Enables Mining Communities In Armenia To Take Control Of Their Health Risks

ONEArmenia has launched its newest crowdfunding campaign, this time for lab equipment that will enable mining communities in Armenia to detect toxic pollution in their soil, and water, and identify lead contamination in children’s blood. This campaign has a fundraising goal of $29,000 and is... 

New Lab Equipment Enables Mining Communities In Armenia To Take Control Of Their Health Risks

Creamer Media publishes Australasian Mining Roundup for October 2014 research report

The October 2014 roundup includes details of ASX-listed A2 Consolidated Gold’s scoping study on its namesake project, in Victoria; junior coal miner Cockatoo Coal’s advancement of the expansion of its Baralaba coal project, in Queensland; and the closure of Japan’s Sumitomo Corp and partner Vale... 

Creamer Media publishes Australasian Mining Roundup for October 2014 research report

Changes to Mozambique’s Mining taxation code set to significantly increase revenue of State.

The Mozambique government believes that the changes to the country’s mining taxation code and petroleum taxation code which were recently approved by the Assembly of the Republic will significantly increase the revenues of the State. The estimation is that the amount of the increase will be in... 

IFAT Environmental Technology Forum is taking place for the first time in 2015

• New forum with supporting exhibition in a co-location of Bauma Conexpo Africa • Premiere in Johannesburg from September 15 to 18, 2015 Messe München is expanding its international trade fair network in the environmental technology sector with an additional event in South Africa: The “IFAT... 

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