Mining Weekly | Explosives http://www.miningweekly.com/page/explosives Sun, 19 Nov 2017 01:16:57 +0200 FeedCreator 1.7.3 AEL Mining Services launches rock-breaking technology chair at University of Pretoria http://www.miningweekly.com/article/ael-mining-services-up-launch-partnership-to-pioneer-mining-expertise-2017-11-10 Mia Breytenbach MINING EXPLOSIVES Fri, 10 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0200 469878 1510303317 1510264800 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000689649_resized_miningaelminingblast1020171022.jpg CHAIRED PROJECT The first project from AEL Mining Services Chair in Innovative Rock Breaking Technology will be to determine safe blast-clearance radii for blasting 511 287 BME claims world record for most electronic detonators fired in single blast http://www.miningweekly.com/article/bme-claims-world-record-for-most-electronic-detonators-fired-in-single-blast-2017-10-27 Ilan Solomons MINING EXPLOSIVES Fri, 27 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 468224 1508762249 1509055200 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000685834_resized_axxisrecordblastformostelectronicdetonatorsfiredinasingleblastbme10102017jpg1022.jpg EXPLOSIVE EXCELLENCE The blast was conducted in the main pit of Kansanshi and involved 6 690 electronic delay detonators that were initiated using BME’s Axxis digital initiation system 511 287 Reactive ground detection tech advancing, conference nears http://www.miningweekly.com/article/tech-for-reactive-ground-detection-advancing-conference-nears-2017-10-20 Marleny Arnoldi Explosives Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 466864 1508223541 1508450400 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000682883_resized_bmeisadaptingitsxrfdeltapromineralscanningtechnology1022.jpg GROUNDWORK TESTING BME is adapting its XRF Delta Pro mineral scanning technology to quickly identify reactive ground conditions 511 287 Miners need to focus on long-term economic benefits http://www.miningweekly.com/article/miners-need-to-focus-on-long-term-economic-benefits-2017-10-20 Marleny Arnoldi Explosives Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 466782 1508223541 1508450400 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000683029_resized_minesafetytraining2017bloomberg1022.jpg LEARNING CURVE R.A. McClure presents courses that are suitable for individuals involved in blasting operations such as drillers, blasters, managers and operators 511 287 Nondetonating timing system promoted to Africa http://www.miningweekly.com/article/nondetonating-timing-system-promoted-to-africa-2017-10-20 Marleny Arnoldi Explosives Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 466730 1508223541 1508450400 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000682385_resized_masterblaster14sinitiationsystemjpg1022.jpg ENHANCED RECOVERY By using the Maxclip solution with a propellant-based nondetonating cartridge, narrow reef mines can reduce the crush zone around holes and recover more minerals 511 287 Safer rock-breaking alternatives offered http://www.miningweekly.com/article/safer-rock-breaking-alternatives-offered-2017-10-20 Marleny Arnoldi Explosives 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 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 First gold pour at new Mali gold mine by year-end http://www.miningweekly.com/article/emerging-gold-miner-progresses-construction-at-mali-gold-project-eyes-additional-potential-2017-10-06 Mia Breytenbach GOLD Fri, 06 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 466251 1506954317 1507240800 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000681298_resized_yanfolilaprojectbirdseyeshotjuly20171022.jpg OPERATIONAL HIGHLIGHT Installation of the ball mill shell, following delivery of the ball mill are key milestones in progressing the project to production 511 287 Second Copper Cobalt Africa Conference to be held next year http://www.miningweekly.com/article/second-copper-cobalt-africa-conference-to-be-held-next-year-2017-09-15 Simone Liedtke Explosives Fri, 15 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 463427 1505199183 1505426400 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000675334_resized_copper0820171022bloomberg.jpg INDUSTRY REVIVAL The African Copperbelt is again experiencing a resurgence of activity following the commodity downturn of recent years 511 287 Humidity, moisture sensors see growth http://www.miningweekly.com/article/growing-competitive-market-for-humidity-and-moisture-sensors-2017-09-08 Marleny Arnoldi Explosives Fri, 08 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 462665 1504594106 1504821600 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 M&R says Australia maintenance contract a signal of future strategic intent http://www.miningweekly.com/article/mr-says-australia-maintenance-contract-a-signal-of-future-strategic-intent-2017-08-10 Terence Creamer CONTRACT AWARD Thu, 10 Aug 2017 10:45:00 +0200 461116 1502355082 1502354700 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000669997_resized_henrylaas002highres1022.jpeg M&R CEO Henry Laas 511 287 Blasting and drilling increasingly automated http://www.miningweekly.com/article/blasting-and-drilling-increasingly-automated-2017-07-28 Robyn Wilkinson Explosives 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 Software agreement advances explosion protection devices http://www.miningweekly.com/article/software-agreement-advances-explosion-protection-devices-2017-07-28 Robyn Wilkinson Explosives Fri, 28 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0200 458262 1500965359 1501192800 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000663317_resized_unknown.jpeg IMPROVED CONTROL eVision’s software will increase the safety and efficiency of Bartec’s explosion-proof mobile devices in mining and industrial environments 511 287 Hydropower – what the industry needs now http://www.miningweekly.com/article/hydropower-what-the-industry-needs-now-2017-07-21 Marleny Arnoldi Explosives 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 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. Varsity launches centre to help mining sector survive Industrial Revolution 4.0 http://www.miningweekly.com/article/mining-resilience-research-centre-launch-to-help-sector-survive-industrial-revolution-40-2017-06-02 David Oliveira TECHNOLOGY & MINING Fri, 02 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0200 453618 1496127804 1496354400 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 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 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 Explosives Fri, 26 May 2017 00:00:00 +0200 451886 1496313256 1495749600 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 Start-up solution offered by crushing specialist http://www.miningweekly.com/article/start-up-solution-offered-by-crushing-specialist-2017-05-12 Simone Liedtke Explosives 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 Drilling specialist to receive training accreditation http://www.miningweekly.com/article/drilling-specialist-to-receive-training-accreditation-2017-05-05 Marleny Arnoldi Explosives 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 Master Blaster CEO takes issue with Frost & Sullivan findings on explosives http://www.miningweekly.com/article/ceo-takes-issue-with-frost-sullivan-report-findings-offers-alternatives-to-traditional-explosives-2017-05-05 Ilan Solomons MINING EXPLOSIVES Fri, 05 May 2017 00:00:00 +0200 450417 1493965730 1493935200 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000644342_resized_blast4mooinooi04042007blastingconsultingservices1022.jpg ARGUMENT FOR EXPLOSIVES Steady technological advances in the mining industry were reducing mining costs, improving blasting efficiencies and driving explosives sales 511 287 Electronic sensors to monitor explosive gases on deep mines http://www.miningweekly.com/article/electronic-sensors-to-improve-safety-2017-04-07 Marleny Arnoldi Explosives Fri, 07 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0200 447151 1491224928 1491516000 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 Productivity at SA gold, platinum mines declined 49% from 1999 to 2014 – Chamber of Mines http://www.miningweekly.com/article/com-advances-research-to-address-productivity-losses-in-platinum-and-gold-sectors-2017-03-31 David Oliveira PRECIOUS METALS Fri, 31 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0200 447430 1490623767 1490911200 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 Explosives innovation helping to drive mining costs down – new report http://www.miningweekly.com/article/explosives-innovation-driving-blasting-and-cost-efficiencies-2017-03-24 David Oliveira MINING EXPLOSIVES Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0200 446598 1489746579 1490306400 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 A catalyst for innovation, Goldcorp pushes the envelope on technological advances http://www.miningweekly.com/article/a-catalyst-for-innovation-goldcorp-pushes-the-envelope-on-technological-advances-2017-03-11 Henry Lazenby MINING INNOVATION Sat, 11 Mar 2017 01:13:00 +0200 446147 1489393838 1489187580 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000633215_resized_goldcorppenasquitowomen1022march2017.jpg Goldcorp’s existing policies promote diversity in the work place 511 287 Drones facilitating increased blasting accuracy, efficiency http://www.miningweekly.com/article/drones-provide-increased-blasting-accuracy-efficiency-2017-03-10 Dylan Slater MINING EXPLOSIVES Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0200 445189 1488868456 1489096800 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000631131_resized_bmedroneimageofblastsite022017jpg1022.jpeg AERIAL POTENTIAL After blasting, aerial images provide a clear image of where coarser and finer fragments are located and in what relative quantities 511 287 One-off items impact AECI’s top-line performance in FY16 http://www.miningweekly.com/article/one-off-items-impact-aecis-top-line-performance-in-fy16-2017-02-28 Anine Kilian CHEMICALS Tue, 28 Feb 2017 16:32:00 +0200 444743 1488294489 1488292320 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 Vale’s Moatize coal operation benefiting from increased production and transport capacity http://www.miningweekly.com/article/vales-moatize-coal-operation-benefitting-from-increased-production-and-transport-capacity-2017-02-24 Keith Campbell COAL Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0200 443407 1487927336 1487887200 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 Raubex http://www.miningweekly.com/article/raubex-2017-01-27 Creamer Media Reporter COMPANY PROFILE Fri, 27 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0200 437610 1485238938 1485468000 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 Propellant-based rock breaking system mooted as alternative to traditional explosives http://www.miningweekly.com/article/propellant-based-rock-breaking-system-mooted-as-alternative-to-traditional-explosives-2017-01-27 Ilan Solomons DRILLING & BLASTING Fri, 27 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0200 439920 1485238943 1485468000 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000618325_resized_masterblaster14sinitiationsystemjpg1022.jpg IMPROVING SAFETY The 1.4S initiation system propellant powders produce no shock energy, which ensures improved hanging wall conditions, and therefore a safer working environment 511 287 Explosives manufacturer launches electronic blasting system http://www.miningweekly.com/article/explosives-manufacturer-launches-electronic-blasting-system-2017-01-27 Nadine James Explosives Fri, 27 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0200 439655 1485511222 1485468000 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000617742_resized_ael.jpeg INCENDIARY INNOVATION AEL has developed the intelliShot system with the notion of innovating and modernising mining practices 511 287 Explosives reloading system helping Gold One to reduce mining costs http://www.miningweekly.com/article/east-rand-mines-total-adoption-of-emulsion-explosives-proves-advantageous-2017-01-20 Dylan Slater MINING EXPLOSIVES Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0200 438571 1484635979 1484863200 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000614724_resized_goldgoldonemoddereastexploivesandtechnicalmanagerjamesmcardle1220161022.jpeg JAMES MCARDLE Modder East’s move to emulsion explosives has increased its campaign goal for 2017 to a 0.8 m advance per panel per day, up from 0.65 m per panel per day 511 287 Possible commodity price upturn, cost-cutting innovations augur well for mining sector, BME ... http://www.miningweekly.com/article/yearly-bme-conference-points-to-positive-mining-outlook-2016-12-09 Dylan Slater Productivity Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0200 437364 1480946033 1481234400 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000611533_resized_economistdrroelofbothaspeakingatbmeconference1120161022.jpeg Roelof Botha Compared to 2013, the volume of total mining production has shown signs of stabilising in 2016 511 287 Sibanye testing alternative to explosives-based rock breaking http://www.miningweekly.com/article/alternatives-to-explosives-required-sibanye-developing-new-technologies-2016-12-09 Ilan Solomons MINING EXPLOSIVES Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0200 437169 1480946033 1481234400 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000610999_resized_mt1000multidrill29112016jpg1022.jpg NONEXPLOSIVE MINING ENABLER The Multi-Track1000 is 930 mm in height and has four independent track assemblies, which are capable of three different degrees of motion 511 287 Omnia H1 profit down 11% y/y amid drought, plant breakdown http://www.miningweekly.com/article/omnia-h1-profit-down-11-yy-amid-drought-plant-breakdown-2016-11-29 Megan van Wyngaardt ECONOMY Tue, 29 Nov 2016 08:58:00 +0200 437018 1480416234 1480402680 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000610602_resized_explosives1022bloomberg.jpg 511 287 Introducing change could yield financial value http://www.miningweekly.com/article/introducing-change-could-yield-financial-value-2016-11-18 Kimberley Smuts Explosives Fri, 18 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +0200 433965 1479133108 1479420000 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000603552_resized_miningexplosiveskibaligoldmine102014bloomber2034751501022.jpeg EXCAVATION EFFICIENCY Overcoming blasting inaccuracies improves all the downstream processes 511 287 Mining’s future needs innovation from suppliers http://www.miningweekly.com/article/minings-future-needs-innovation-from-suppliers-2016-11-03 Kimberley Smuts Explosives Fri, 18 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +0200 434217 1479133108 1479420000 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000603823_resized_josephkeenanmanagingdirectorbme21022.jpg JOSEPH KEENAN BME continues to respond to potential in global markets; however, its strategy remains driven by the sobering acceptance that unless every blast can help customers become more sustainable 511 287 Importance of using lightning prediction networks emphasised http://www.miningweekly.com/article/importance-of-lightning-prediction-networks-emphasised-2016-11-18 Kimberley Smuts Explosives Fri, 18 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +0200 434142 1479133108 1479420000 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000603827_resized_bmeblastingusingaxxisdigitalinitiationsystem1022.jpg BETTER SAFE THAN SORRY Modern electronic delay detonators are equipped with effective protection barriers to prevent them from being initiated by the majority of nearby or direct lightning strikes 511 287