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MINE SAFETY

North American Palladium reports fatality at Ontario mine

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TSX- and NYSE-listed North American Palladium on Friday reported that a worker died on Thursday in an accident at its Lac des Iles mine, near Thunder Bay, in Ontario. The Toronto-based company said it was investigating the accident along with a...
11th July 2014
 
 
LEGISLATIVE ENVIRONMENT

US lawmakers introduce Bill to reform 142-year-old mining law

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Twenty US legislators had this week introduced a Bill in the House of Representatives looking for reforms to the General Mining Act of 1872, proposing higher royalties for mining companies. The Bill suggests that mining companies be charged a...
11th July 2014
 
 
MINING & SUSTAINABILITY

Enviro issues, resource decline and enegy and water scarcity may present growth opportunities

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Following concerns around mining companies having struggled to quantify the impacts of sustainability ‘megaforces’ on their mining operations, professional services firm KPMG highlights that if managed appropriately, these megaforces could...
11th July 2014
 
 
Health & Safety

Increased demand for safety and security in Africa

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CEDRIC GREEVES
Tyco has deployed integrated and standalone fire and security solutions in 20 African countries, across several sectors
The African mining industry is increasing its demand for integrated safety and security solutions, as more companies are valuing health and safety, and are regarding the installation of new systems and the modifications of existing ones as a core...
11th July 2014
 
 
DIAMONDS

New underground diamond mine to have automated truck loop

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DBCM CEO Phillip Barton The design of the Venetia underground diamond mine in Limpopo province, where the Anglo American-controlled De Beers is currently rolling out a R20-billion investment, provides for an automated driverless horizontal truck-haulage system in its...
9th July 2014
 
 
MINE DEATHS

Rescue workers end search for eight trapped Honduran gold miners

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Rescue workers on Monday gave up their search for eight missing miners trapped by a landslide at an illegal Honduran gold mine last week. Eleven miners were initially trapped when the entrance to the mine in San Juan Arriba was suddenly blocked...
7th July 2014
 
 
MINE FATALITY

Exxaro Arnot mine employee dies

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On Monday, more than 1 000 National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) members would attend the memorial service of an Arnot mine employee who died in an underground accident over the weekend at the Exxaro operation. A preliminary investigation showed...
7th July 2014
 
 
MINE RESCUE

Rescuers free 3 trapped Honduran miners, 8 still missing

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Rescuers on Friday freed three miners who had been trapped by a landslide at an illegal gold mine in southern Honduras, but eight more remained unaccounted for as the search moved into its second day. The workers were trapped when the entrance to...
4th July 2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
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