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Contract Mining News

Northern Cape zinc-mine expansion project on track

     29th June 2001 Progress on the Black Mountain zinc-mine expansion project located in Aggeneys, Northern Cape, is on track. 

Platinum-mines mechanise to meet production demands

     22nd June 2001 With all platinum producers announcing expansion plans to meet record world demand, Sandvik Tamrock has emerged a leader in the development of modern mechanised mining technology that will enable the raw material to be extracted more efficiently and cost-effectively. 

Pumpable explosives for underground

By: Deborah Spicer     22nd June 2001 In response to twenty-first century mining needs, Sasol SMX has developed a pumpable explosive product and delivery system for underground development ends and similar applications. 

German precision used at new shaft

By: Deborah Spicer     22nd June 2001 The 1 100 m ventilation shaft at Impala Platinum's new 1B Shaft near Rustenburg, in the North West Province, is being drilled by Rucbor's latest German-built rotary vertical drilling system (RVDS). 

Trackless breakthrough in mine's development

     1st June 2001 One of South Africa's newest gold-mines, Avgold's Target mine, is leading the pack in the development of new, mechanised mining methods. 

Fairy-tale-like discovery in the middle of Malian nowhere

By: System Author     1st December 2000 A local farmer who owned a shovel was hired to dig an exploratory hole – the first step to unearthing five million ounces of gold in the middle of Malian nowhere 

Copper project advances

By: System Author     1st December 2000 Top Zambian copper projects 

Brownfields exploration the best kind of exploration, says Danchin

By: System Author     24th November 2000 Anglo American plc 

Oil production is set to increase

By: System Author     17th November 2000 Mining in Africa 

New rig drills, breaks, supports

By: System Author     10th November 2000 A new continuous-mining system, which is said to provide an effective solution to some of the problematic safety and production issues surrounding tabular orebody mining, has been developed by global equipment manufacturer Boart Longyear. 

Explosives information to be stored on database

By: System Author     3rd November 2000 Quarrying 

Water ‘voltage’ wowing mines

By: System Author     3rd November 2000 Hydropower making big strides in SA’s deep-level mines 

Germans remain upbeat about SA mining prospects

By: System Author     27th October 2000 German mining contracting, construction, mining and construction equipment manufacturer Deilmann-Haniel’s recent decision to buy 43% of South African-based Samat Mining represents a vote of confidence in the South African mining industry. 

Contract-mining force emerging

By: System Author     6th October 2000 An important contract-mining force could emerge over the next few months, should the proposed R1,3-billion acquisition of construction company LTA by emerging industry heavyweight, Aveng, succeed. 

Four-year Zambian slag-mining contract awarded

By: System Author     29th September 2000 Contract mining & outsourcing 

Hydraulic recovery plant contract awarded

By: System Author     29th September 2000 Contract mining & outsourcing 

R149m coal-mining contracts awarded

By: System Author     29th September 2000 Contract mining & outsourcing 

Zambian copper contract awarded

By: System Author     29th September 2000 Contract mining & outsourcing 

New in-stope drilling breakthrough made

By: System Author     2nd June 2000 A new drilling machine that is anticipated to replace hand-held drills has been released by Boart Longyear. 

Clear understanding of outsourcing role vital

By: System Author     5th May 2000 Contracting and outsourcing 

Contract mining becoming an outsourcing industry

By: System Author     5th May 2000 Contracting and outsourcing 

Ideas in outsourcing to be shared at seminar

By: System Author     14th April 2000 A seminar on the outsourcing of gold retreatment will be hosted by LTA Process Engineering and the Industrial Development Engineering Association this month. 

Supplier capitalises on synergies

By: System Author     31st March 2000 Global manufacturer and supplier of drilling and industrial products, equipment and mining contracting services Boart Longyear’s Gauteng division has undertaken a key strategic shift with the establishment of its new marketing and sales arm Boart Longyear RTI. 

New core barrel system

By: System Author     24th March 2000 A new latchlink core-barrel system offering time and money savings as well as reliability for the exploration drilling industry is now available from Gauteng firm Boart Longyear RTI. 

Latest on in-stope drilling

By: System Author     18th February 2000 In an exclusive interview with Mining Weekly, Mine Mechanisation & Equipment MD Byron Christos laments the ‘abysmal’ advances in mining technology over the past 40 years. 

Platinum industry proves its mettle

By: System Author     11th February 2000 Platinum-group metals 

R8,5m contract for motors and drives

By: System Author     3rd December 1999 Morila Gold-Mine 

Company surveys its success

By: System Author     3rd December 1999 Nchwaning Manganese Expansion 

Black firm wins Matla No 2

By: System Author     8th October 1999 Black-empowerment coal company Sebenza Mining has been awarded a R4,3-million development contract to ready the number five seam at Matla No 2 shaft. 

Risk taken away from client

By: System Author     1st October 1999 Contract Mining & Outsourcing 

Joint venture targets outsourcing

By: System Author     1st October 1999 Contract Mining & Outsourcing 

Innovative training programme

By: System Author     1st October 1999 Contract Mining & Outsourcing 

Platinum outsourcing opportunity

By: System Author     1st October 1999 Contract Mining & Outsourcing 

Shotcrete now standard and membranes on way

By: System Author     24th September 1999 With steel-fibre-reinforced shotcrete now accepted as a standard shaftsinking and tunnelling support medium, the next challenge is to gain the same acceptance for superskin membranes in gullies and stopes. 

Outsourcer opens Jo’burg office

By: System Author     17th September 1999 With outsourcing becoming a trend in the South African mining industry, procurement specialist CTA believes its new South African office in Johannesburg will acquire an important section of this market. 

New incline shaft-sinking tech

By: System Author     27th August 1999 Drilling, tunnelling & shaftsinking 

New player doubles turnover

By: System Author     27th August 1999 Drilling, tunnelling and shaftsinking 

Lean operating approach sinks in

By: System Author     27th August 1999 Drilling, tunnelling and shaftsinking 

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