Mining Weekly | Drilling and Tunnelling http://www.miningweekly.com/page/drilling-and-tunnelling Thu, 21 Sep 2017 01:02:31 +0200 FeedCreator 1.7.3 Canadian-listed junior plans further drilling to increase Guinea project resource base http://www.miningweekly.com/article/volcanic-expands-mineralized-footprint-at-mandiana-set-to-initiate-resource-drilling-programme-2017-09-15 Mia Breytenbach GOLD Fri, 15 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 464043 1505396848 1505426400 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 1 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000676752_resized_pic1022.jpg 511 287 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/attachments/70853_2017-08-18_volcanic_gold_-_hd_web.mp430319888Volcanic Gold Mines president Jeremy Crozier discusses the progress at the Mandiana gold project in Guinea. Video and Editing: Lionel da Silva. Volcanic Gold Mines president Jeremy Crozier discusses the progress at the Mandiana gold project in Guinea. Video and Editing: Lionel da Silva. Botswana Diamonds plans additional drilling at South Africa project http://www.miningweekly.com/article/botswana-diamonds-plans-additional-drilling-at-south-africa-project-2017-09-12 Mia Breytenbach DIAMONDS Tue, 12 Sep 2017 16:42:00 +0200 464507 1505227668 1505227320 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 Master Drilling posts resilient interim results, continues technological innovation focus http://www.miningweekly.com/article/master-drilling-posts-resilient-interim-results-continues-technological-innovation-focus-2017-09-12 Mia Breytenbach CAPITAL EQUIPMENT/DRILLING AND TUNNELLING Tue, 12 Sep 2017 16:08:00 +0200 464489 1505302288 1505225280 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000677549_resized_masterdrillingmdrillcullinan2730920171022.jpg 511 287 Notable shaftsinking progress achieved at Blanket mine http://www.miningweekly.com/article/notable-shaftsinking-progress-achieved-at-blanket-mine-2017-09-08 Tasneem Bulbulia Drilling & Tunnelling Fri, 08 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 462280 1504594105 1504821600 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000672778_resized_zimbabweminingblanketcentralshaft111020161022.jpg NECESSARY DEVELOPMENTS Once the central shaft at the Blanket mine is completed, it will enhance operating efficiency 511 287 Gamsberg project to retore Vedanta’s zinc output to 300 000 t/y from mid-2018 http://www.miningweekly.com/article/vedanta-zi-commits-majority-of-gamsberg-zinc-project-capex-progresses-waste-stripping-2017-08-25 Mia Breytenbach BASE METALS Fri, 25 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0200 461882 1503384971 1503612000 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000671797_resized_vedantazincinternationalgamsberg600817duane1022.jpg PROGRESSING WELL More than 25-million tonnes of the estimated 65-million to 70-million tonnes of waste rock have been excavated at the Gamsberg project 511 287 Narrow-reef mining solutions in the works http://www.miningweekly.com/article/narrow-reef-mining-solutions-in-the-works-2017-08-25 Tasneem Bulbulia Drilling & Tunnelling Fri, 25 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0200 461210 1503384970 1503612000 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000670234_resized_nielmccoy1sandvik1022ilan.jpg NIEL MCCOY Sandvik believes that platinum is the toughest mining equipment application to manage 511 287 Local mine to adopt new generation jumbo drill rig http://www.miningweekly.com/article/local-mine-to-adopt-new-generation-jumbo-drill-rig-2017-08-18 Simone Liedtke Drilling & Tunnelling Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0200 460577 1502782681 1503007200 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000668745_resized_sandvikdd422i082017sandvik1022.jpg SANDVIK DD422i The drill rig, which includes bit-navigation and tele-remote tramming readiness, also employs software for blasting optimisation 511 287 Progress at Botswana copper project http://www.miningweekly.com/article/progress-at-botswana-copper-project-2017-08-18 Tasneem Bulbulia Drilling & Tunnelling Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0200 460535 1502782681 1503007200 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000668774_resized_coppersmelterbloomberg1022.jpg INVESTIGATION PENDING The market and smelter investigation for the T3 project has been put on hold until production and concentrate specification is available 511 287 Blasting and drilling increasingly automated http://www.miningweekly.com/article/blasting-and-drilling-increasingly-automated-2017-07-28 Robyn Wilkinson Drilling & Tunnelling Fri, 28 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0200 458476 1500965359 1501192800 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000664090_resized_newmontyanacochagoldmine221020151022.jpg NEW ERA iRing aims to demystify blasting and drilling operations through its software solutions, making them safer and more efficient 511 287 Canada’s First Cobalt hoping to seal DRC exploration deal by next month http://www.miningweekly.com/article/canadian-cobalt-producer-to-close-drc-transaction-progress-kipoi-east-exploration-2017-07-21 Mia Breytenbach BASE METALS Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0200 458533 1500361741 1500588000 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000663974_resized_firstcobaltinvestments1022.jpg PROPERTY PROSPECTS The seven properties cover 190 km2 on the Central African Copperbelt, in Katanga, all with known surface mineralisation 511 287 Hydropower – what the industry needs now http://www.miningweekly.com/article/hydropower-what-the-industry-needs-now-2017-07-21 Marleny Arnoldi Drilling & Tunnelling Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0200 457484 1500361739 1500588000 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000661794_resized_novatekwaterrecirculationdrillmininghydraulicshydropower0720171022.jpeg HOLY WATER Existing hydropower technology can deliver significant increases in productivity, reduced operational and maintenance costs, and up to 80% less energy consumption than pneumatic drills 511 287 Golden prospects following exploration in Mali and Senegal http://www.miningweekly.com/article/golden-prospects-following-exploration-in-mali-and-senegal-2017-07-03 Nica Schreuder Drilling & Tunnelling Fri, 14 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0200 457331 1500019416 1499983200 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000661290_resized_sanankoroartisanalminingdateunknowncoragold1022.jpg SANANKORO ARTISINAL MINING Cora Gold’s Sanankoro project is currently its primary focus, and it anticipate further discovery to yield over one-million ounces of in-situ gold 511 287 Largest-diameter hole reamed in Africa – contractor http://www.miningweekly.com/article/largest-diameter-hole-reamed-in-africa-contractor-2017-07-14 Nica Schreuder Drilling & Tunnelling Fri, 14 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0200 455620 1499767006 1499983200 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000658098_resized_recorddrilling2017redpathbrochure1022.jpg DRILLING WORK Redpath Mining's Redbore 90EX is being to raisebore the shafts at energy and chemicals company Sasol’s Impumelelo coal mine 511 287 Laguna Verde surveys yield encouraging results http://www.miningweekly.com/article/laguna-verde-surveys-yield-encouraging-results-2017-07-07 Tasneem Bulbulia Drilling & Tunnelling Fri, 07 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0200 456474 1499090177 1499378400 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000659283_resized_mininginsouthamericawealthmineralslake3937570620171022.jpg CHANGE-UP Laguna Verde was originally targeted for its surface brines; however, exploration results over the past six months have switched Wealth Minerals' focus to a conventional lithium brine model 511 287 Mining Indaba offering new junior zone, boosting interface opportunities http://www.miningweekly.com/article/mining-indaba-offering-new-junior-zone-boosting-interface-opportunities-2017-07-03 Martin Creamer MINING INVESTMENT Tue, 04 Jul 2017 08:00:00 +0200 457355 1499408767 1499148000 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 1 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000661354_resized_alexgrosemartinonlinepic.jpeg Investing in African Mining Indaba MD Alex Grose (right) with Martin Creamer 511 287 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/attachments/69733_2017-07-03_alexgrose_-_hd_web.mp428703095Investing in African Mining Indaba MD Alex Grose outlines to Mining Weekly Online’s Martin Creamer the major new focus on junior miner involvement. Video and Video Editing: Lionel da Silva. Investing in African Mining Indaba MD Alex Grose outlines to Mining Weekly Online’s Martin Creamer the major new focus on junior miner involvement. Video and Video Editing: Lionel da Silva. Association applying changes to expand representation http://www.miningweekly.com/article/association-applying-changes-to-represent-new-operation-types-in-opencast-mining-2017-06-23 Simone Liedtke Drilling & Tunnelling Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0200 454449 1497877722 1498168800 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000654419_resized_opencastminingquarrying062017aspasa1022.jpg SEVERE NEED There is a severe need for services to be delivered from a central and well-organised body to the opencast mining sector 511 287 Method leads to increased productivity http://www.miningweekly.com/article/approach-to-maintenance-training-increases-productivity-2017-06-23 Marleny Arnoldi Drilling & Tunnelling Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0200 454732 1497877722 1498168800 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000655166_resized_rosondmaintenance20171022.jpg OPTIMAL DRILLING Rosond ensures productivity during maintenance procedures through its machine swap offering when drilling equipment is best serviced above ground 511 287 Multidisciplinary mining company says market is challenging http://www.miningweekly.com/article/local-multidisciplinary-construction-materials-company-says-market-challenging-2017-06-23 Simone Liedtke Drilling & Tunnelling Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0200 454584 1497877722 1498168800 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000654726_resized_denverquarryportelizabeth062017afrimat1022.jpg CHALLENGING CONDITIONS Overall, the construction materials sector remains relatively flat 511 287 Process-focused solution ups output http://www.miningweekly.com/article/process-focused-solution-ups-output-2017-06-23 Simone Liedtke Drilling & Tunnelling Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0200 454459 1497877722 1498168800 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000654422_resized_processfocused062017weirminerals1022.jpg NEW TECHNOLOGY PAYS The installation of the Cavex hydrocyclone at CNC Crushers’ Stilfontein operation has resulted in increased production and reduced slimes to the tailings dam 511 287 Stator introduced for reduced energy and maintenance costs http://www.miningweekly.com/article/stator-introduced-for-reduced-energy-and-maintenance-costs-2017-06-09 Tasneem Bulbulia Drilling & Tunnelling Fri, 16 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0200 454085 1497253678 1497564000 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000653385_resized_pumps120326neifdtilp10520171022.jpg NEXT GENERATION The new housing concept of the iFD-Stator 2.0 is easier to handle than the previous generation and delivers a longer service life 511 287 Modern exploration tech to revive local diamond mining http://www.miningweekly.com/article/modern-exploration-technologies-to-revive-s-african-diamond-mining-2017-06-09 Robyn Wilkinson Drilling & Tunnelling Fri, 09 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0200 453103 1496672648 1496959200 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000651041_resized_botswanadiamondsfrischgewaagtdrilling0520171022.jpg REVISITING KEY LOCATIONS The first phase of drilling at Frischgewaagt, an eastward extension of the mined-out Marsfontein kimberlite pipe in Limpopo, was completed in April 511 287 Mining Resilience Research Centre launch to help sector survive Industrial Revolution 4.0 http://www.miningweekly.com/article/mining-resilience-research-centre-launch-to-help-sector-survive-industrial-revolution-40-2017-05-26 David Oliveira RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT Fri, 26 May 2017 12:48:00 +0200 453608 1495796430 1495795680 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 Geologists, mineralogists exploring new Botswana licences http://www.miningweekly.com/article/geologists-mineralogists-exploring-new-botswana-licences-2017-05-26 Simone Liedtke Drilling & Tunnelling Fri, 26 May 2017 00:00:00 +0200 451834 1495523592 1495749600 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 Mineral scanner to facilitate identification of reactive ground http://www.miningweekly.com/article/mineral-scanner-to-facilitate-identification-of-reactive-ground-2017-05-26 Tasneem Bulbulia Drilling & Tunnelling Fri, 26 May 2017 00:00:00 +0200 451886 1496313256 1495749600 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 New company aims to be ‘unrivalled’ service provider http://www.miningweekly.com/article/new-company-aims-to-be-unrivalled-service-provider-2017-05-26 Tasneem Bulbulia Drilling & Tunnelling Fri, 26 May 2017 00:00:00 +0200 451888 1497260845 1495749600 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000647924_resized_outsourcedminingserviceskomatsuandjoyglobal0420171022.jpg RETAINING FOCUS Newly renamed Komatsu Mining will continue to promote and invest in the Joy Global P&H, Joy and Montabert brands 511 287 Training academy deriving ‘incredible’ value from simulators http://www.miningweekly.com/article/training-academy-deriving-incredible-value-from-simulators-2017-05-26 Tasneem Bulbulia Drilling & Tunnelling Fri, 26 May 2017 00:00:00 +0200 451996 1495523592 1495749600 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000648111_resized_outsourcedminingservicesmurrayrobertscementationdrillrigoperatorstrainonthecyberminesimulator0420171022.jpg SIMULATED LEARNING The Murray and Roberts Training Academy provides training for an exceptionally diverse client base, including gold producer AngloGold Ashanti 511 287 Equipment, automotive divisions boost Barloworld’s performance in difficult interim period http://www.miningweekly.com/article/equipment-automotive-divisions-boost-barloworlds-performance-in-difficult-interim-period-2017-05-15 Megan van Wyngaardt ECONOMY Mon, 15 May 2017 15:38:00 +0200 452331 1494918958 1494855480 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 1 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000649294_resized_1022.jpg 511 287 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/attachments/68950_2017-05-15_barloworld_-_lio-hd_web.mp417097279Barloworld CEO Dominic Sewela speaks on the company's results. Video: Nicholas Boyd. Editing: Lionel da Silva 15/05/2017 Barloworld CEO Dominic Sewela speaks on the company's results. Video: Nicholas Boyd. Editing: Lionel da Silva 15/05/2017 Dust regulations hinder productivity http://www.miningweekly.com/article/dust-regulations-hinder-productivity-2017-05-12 Simone Liedtke Drilling & Tunnelling Fri, 12 May 2017 00:00:00 +0200 450337 1494579318 1494540000 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000644210_resized_t1255tlssaction042017vermeerequipmentsuppliers1022.jpg IDEAL SOLUTION The T1255III Terrain Leveler surface excavation machine is ideal for use in surface mine applications with drill-and-blast restrictions 511 287 Dust-suppression specialist geared for growth in Africa http://www.miningweekly.com/article/dust-suppression-specialist-geared-towards-growth-in-africa-2017-05-12 Simone Liedtke Drilling & Tunnelling Fri, 12 May 2017 00:00:00 +0200 450560 1494249717 1494540000 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000644791_resized_dustsuppression042017icatenvironmentalsolutions1022.jpg OPENCAST OBSTACLE Visibility on opencast mine roads is severely impaired by excessive road dust and is a major cause of on-site vehicle accidents 511 287 Opencast mine equipment relocation method saves costs, time http://www.miningweekly.com/article/opencast-mine-equipment-relocation-method-saves-costs-time-2017-05-12 Simone Liedtke Drilling & Tunnelling Fri, 12 May 2017 00:00:00 +0200 450576 1494581821 1494540000 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000644722_resized_elsegundominedraglinetransportationfullyassembled032017mammoetsouthafricajpg1022.jpg ADDITIONAL SERVICES Mammoet is also capable of moving rock trucks and hydraulic shovels 511 287 Start-up solution offered by crushing specialist http://www.miningweekly.com/article/start-up-solution-offered-by-crushing-specialist-2017-05-12 Simone Liedtke Drilling & Tunnelling Fri, 12 May 2017 00:00:00 +0200 450588 1494248658 1494540000 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000644794_resized_crushingequipment032017beinternational1022.jpg EARLY PAY-OFF OPTION Customers can decide to pay off the residual value of the plant at an earlier stage 511 287 Geodrill reports ‘most promising start to any fiscal year ever’ – CEO http://www.miningweekly.com/article/geodrill-reports-most-promising-start-to-any-fiscal-year-ever-ceo-2017-05-09 Henry Lazenby DRILL SERVICES Tue, 09 May 2017 00:18:00 +0200 451640 1494315641 1494281880 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000647299_resized_explorationdrilling1022reuters.jpg 511 287 Drilling specialist to receive training accreditation http://www.miningweekly.com/article/drilling-specialist-to-receive-training-accreditation-2017-05-05 Marleny Arnoldi Drilling & Tunnelling Fri, 05 May 2017 00:00:00 +0200 449844 1493214535 1493935200 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000643336_resized_rosondinterns2016miningeducationtraining1022.jpg UPSKILLING YEARLY Rosond enables ten interns yearly to gain practical experience 511 287 Ex-prof says new rock mechanics book will deal with ‘incompleteness’ of existing texts http://www.miningweekly.com/article/former-up-professor-publishes-rock-mechanics-textbook-to-assist-students-2017-05-05 Ilan Solomons EDUCATION & TRAINING Fri, 05 May 2017 00:00:00 +0200 450305 1493196487 1493935200 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000644000_resized_petradiamondsmasterdrillingcullinan91016duane1022.jpg NEW VIEWS REQUIRED The practice of rock mechanics has stagnated for the past 30 to 40 years within a reduced 2D view of what is very much ‘at the least’ a 3D problem 511 287 Platinum sector water management improves considerably http://www.miningweekly.com/article/platinum-sector-improves-water-management-considerably-2017-05-05 Tasneem Bulbulia Drilling & Tunnelling Fri, 05 May 2017 00:00:00 +0200 449577 1493196486 1493935200 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000642269_resized_minewatersrkconsultingminimizetheopensurfacewaterarea20420171022.jpg ESCAPING EVAPORATION To mitigate the amount of water lost to evaporation, it is important to reduce the area of a tailings dam exposed to sunlight 511 287 Blanket’s Central shaft sinking on schedule http://www.miningweekly.com/article/blankets-central-shaft-sinking-on-schedule-2017-04-21 Victor Moolman Drilling & Tunnelling Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0200 448527 1492075730 1492725600 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000639468_resized_headgearsshaftsinkingshaftcaledonia040420171022.jpg CONTINUED GROWTH The sinking of the Central shaft is expected to reinforce Blanket’s status as a low-cost gold mine 511 287 Digging deeper becoming more attractive, financially possible http://www.miningweekly.com/article/digging-deeper-becoming-more-attractive-financially-possible-2017-04-21 Victor Moolman Drilling & Tunnelling Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0200 448528 1492075730 1492725600 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000639426_resized_17shaftimpalaplatinum1022.jpg NEW SHAFT APPEAL New underground shafts can be expensive, but have larger returns on investment than opencast mines 511 287 Shaft sinking progresses at Platreef’s Shaft 1 http://www.miningweekly.com/article/shaft-sinking-progresses-at-platreef-2017-04-21 Victor Moolman Drilling & Tunnelling Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0200 448523 1492075730 1492725600 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000639464_resized_headgearsshaftplatinumplatreefmminesouthafricaivanplats0220171022.jpg STEADY PROGRESS The sinking of Shaft 1 is scheduled to be complete in 2018 511 287