Mining Weekly | Drilling and Tunnelling http://www.miningweekly.com/page/drilling-and-tunnelling Thu, 23 Nov 2017 07:48:04 +0200 FeedCreator 1.7.3 Gold Fields invests R6m to boost mechanised mining skills in South Africa http://www.miningweekly.com/article/gold-fields-invests-r6m-to-boost-mechanised-mining-skills-in-south-africa-2017-11-22 Nadine James SKILLS DEVELOPMENT Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:22:00 +0200 471970 1511362448 1511360520 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 Call for better understanding of trackless mobile mining equipment regulations http://www.miningweekly.com/article/regulations-regarding-tmm-equipment-need-to-be-better-understood-says-commentator-2017-11-10 Ilan Solomons MECHANISATION Fri, 10 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0200 469344 1510041290 1510264800 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000688339_resized_drdanieburger51022ilan.jpg DANIE BURGER There are currently a number of problems relating to the standards for the testing of brakes and in-service brake testing of trackless mobile mining equipment 511 287 South Africa’s Master Drilling expands into India, Australia http://www.miningweekly.com/article/south-africas-master-drilling-expands-into-india-australia-2017-11-01 Martin Creamer MINING SERVICES Wed, 01 Nov 2017 16:52:00 +0200 469710 1509548651 1509547920 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000689153_resized_daniepretorius03151022duane.jpg Master Drilling CEO Danie Pretorius 511 287 Drill series evolved to increase cost effectiveness and productivity http://www.miningweekly.com/article/drill-series-evolved-to-increase-cost-effectiveness-and-productivity-2017-10-27 Nica Schreuder Drilling & Tunnelling Fri, 27 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 467774 1508762248 1509055200 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000684905_resized_sandvikdx900iinaction1022.jpg DEVELOPED ON DEMAND The DX900i is Sandvik's latest answer to the evolving technological needs of the surface mining industry 511 287 Small-scale opencast mining to boost industry http://www.miningweekly.com/article/small-scale-opencast-mining-to-boost-industry-2017-10-27 Nica Schreuder Drilling & Tunnelling Fri, 27 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 467376 1508762248 1509055200 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000683910_resized_voorspoedopencastfeature1022.jpg THINK SMALL Big industries and big underground mines are too capital intensive 511 287 Safer rock-breaking alternatives offered http://www.miningweekly.com/article/safer-rock-breaking-alternatives-offered-2017-10-20 Marleny Arnoldi Drilling & Tunnelling Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 466731 1508223541 1508450400 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000682389_resized_nxcopropellantpowderexplosivesmining20171022.jpg CARTRIDGE BENEFITS Using expanding gas improves workplace safety, recovery, reduces costs and also reduces the impact of the mining process on the environment 511 287 Rise in DRC exploration activity expected http://www.miningweekly.com/article/rise-in-drc-exploration-activity-expected-consultant-2017-10-04 Nadine James Drilling & Tunnelling Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 466720 1508223541 1508450400 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000682529_resized_mmgkinsevereminedrc09171022.jpg EXTENDING LIFE The sulphide resources underlying the oxide resources at Kinsevere have the potential to extend the mine life to 2033 511 287 Gamsberg zinc project a thumbs up for South Africa amid investment slowdown http://www.miningweekly.com/article/s-africa-zinc-project-shows-commitment-buoyancy-amid-sluggish-investment-climate-2017-10-20 Mia Breytenbach BASE METALS Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 467692 1508245473 1508450400 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000685462_resized_vote.jpg 511 287 Atlas Copco http://www.miningweekly.com/article/atlas-copco-2017-10-20 Creamer Media Reporter COMPANY PROFILE Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 467153 1508246291 1508450400 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000685482_resized_0000683463atlascopcoautomaticfunctionsontherigincreaseoperatorsafetyimprovesworkingenvironmentandincreasesproductivity1022.jpg 511 287 Large and small miners announce, plan contract awards for Moz projects http://www.miningweekly.com/article/large-and-small-miners-award-or-announce-contracts-for-projects-in-mozambique-2017-10-06 Keith Campbell CORPORATE ACTIVITY Fri, 06 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 466038 1506954316 1507240800 99999999999 Robyn Wilkinson 0 0 Botswana Diamonds to start drilling at Limpopo project in October http://www.miningweekly.com/article/junior-miner-to-start-drilling-at-sa-project-2017-09-29 Mia Breytenbach PRECIOUS MINERALS Fri, 29 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 464826 1506412343 1506636000 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000678341_resized_uncutdiamondsfromsouthernafricaandcanadaareseenatdebeersheadquartersinlondonreuters2copy2.jpg RESOURCE DETERMINATION The drilling programme, along with previous geological and resource development work, is targeting the declaration of an inferred resource 511 340 Offshore capital equipment markets come in handy amid ‘turmoil’ in domestic mining sector http://www.miningweekly.com/article/resilience-pays-off-for-local-capital-equipment-exporters-as-local-support-lacking-2017-09-29 Dylan Slater CAPITAL EQUIPMENT Fri, 29 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 465506 1506422071 1506636000 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000680521_resized_export.jpg 511 287 Master Drilling aiming to extend geographical, technological diversification http://www.miningweekly.com/article/specialised-drilling-services-provider-to-extend-geographical-technological-diversification-2017-09-22 Mia Breytenbach MINING SERVICES Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 464646 1505744436 1506031200 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000677840_resized_masterdrillingmdrillcullinan2730920171022.jpg KEY COMPONENT Master Drilling aims to grow business not only in underground mining, but also in openpit mining, which makes up the majority of mining 511 287 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 1508149025 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 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 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 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 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 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