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Tertiary Minerals' MB fluorspar project approved for Phase 3 drilling

Aim-listed Tertiary Minerals on Tuesday said the permitting for Phase 3 drilling at the MB fluorspar project, in Nevada, had been approved. The Phase-3 drilling programme was planned to increase the size of the inferred mineral resource by...
16th September 2014
Drilling & Tunnelling

Drilling to start at synclinorium shaft this month

This raise drill will be used to drill a 1 167 m vertical shaft, at Mopani Copper Mines' synclinorium shaft Mining contractor and engineering firm Redpath Mining Africa will begin drilling at Mopani Copper Mines’ synclinorium shaft project, in Kitwe, Zambia, at the end of the month. The project is owned and operated by joint venture company Carlisa...
12th September 2014

Machine reduces shaft-sinking time by 20% to 30%

The newly developed 350 t shaft boring enlarger basically works like a modern hard rock tunnel boring machine, but vertically
Mining contracting company Murray & Roberts Cementation, in partnership with tunnel boring machine manufacturer Herrenknecht and Germany-based Thyssen Schachtbau have develop the latest generation rodless shaftboring machine known as the shaft...
5th September 2014

Master Drilling reports growth, but falls shy of expectations

JSE-listed Master Drilling on Thursday reported a 20.6% increase in revenue to $65.2-million for the six months ended June 30, from the $54.1-million recorded in the previous comparable period, while its profit was up 20.9% from $7.7-million to...
4th September 2014
Drilling & Tunnelling

Grindrod Rail’s focus firmly on Africa as mining expands

rivate rail service provider Grindrod Rail is well placed to take advantage of the demand for commodities from Africa, providing key services for strategic customers wishing to get their product to port and supporting national rail operators in...
29th August 2014
Drilling & Tunnelling

Hansen + Genwest eager to spread its wings

outh African transformer and switchgear manufacturer Hansen + Genwest is eager to diversify its product range and expand its customer base, setting its sight on acquisitions and spreading its wings into the rest of Africa. The Benoni, South...
29th August 2014
Drilling & Tunnelling

Mining equipment manufacturer Kopex increases its presence in Africa

Mining equipment manufacturer and service provider Kopex Group, which is headquartered in Poland, is increasing its presence on African soil, where it sees increased demand for more user- and environment-friendly mining equipment. Through its...
29th August 2014
Drilling & Tunnelling

New core orientation system to increase drilling productivity

The TruCore integrated core orientation system enables drillers to increase productivity 
US-based integrated drilling services, equipment and performance tooling provider Boart Longyear has added an industry-first integrated core orientation system – TruCore – to its product range. The system enables drillers in the mining industry to...
29th August 2014
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