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Manganese News

Gamsberg zinc manganese options being explored 

By: System Author     31st March 2000 In an interview with Anglo Base chief operating officer: zinc Peter Smith and vice-president project management: Mick Furman, Deputy Editor Terence Creamer discussed the progress of the current R97-million feasibility study and Anglo’s reasons for choosing openpit mining and the... 

Third furnace at 100% and fourth one being considered

By: System Author     18th February 2000 Ferrous metals & minerals 

Ferrochrome production ‘could double’

By: System Author     3rd December 1999 Chromite mining and benefication company Hernic Ferrochrome forecasts that ferrochrome production in Southern Africa could double in the next ten years, to supply 75% of world demand. 

R517-million for new shaft system

By: System Author     3rd December 1999 Nchwaning Manganese Expansion 

Company surveys its success

By: System Author     3rd December 1999 Nchwaning Manganese Expansion 

World-first tunnelling tech

By: System Author     3rd December 1999 Nchwaning Manganese Expansion 

Chrome’s come-back kid

By: System Author     27th August 1999 Come-back kid South Witwatersrand Exploration Company (Sowits) is planning a return to the South African mining scene with its new chrome-mining interests which will give rise to the construction of a new multimillion-rand ferrochrome plant. 

A project six-pack

By: System Author     30th July 1999 Anglovaal Mining is in the throes of expanding on six fronts, the group’s largest brace of projects since its 1950s heyday. Under the leadership of CEO Rick Menell, 44 – a third-generation member of the family which co-founded the company – are multi-billion-rand initiatives in... 

R1,2bn capex to 2004

By: System Author     30th July 1999 Capital expenditure of R1,2-billion in the next five years is planned by iron-ore, manganese and chrome producer The Associated Manganese Mines of South Africa (Assmang), Anglovaal Mining (Avmin) ferrous metals director Jan Steenkamp tells Mining Weekly. Major developments included in the... 

Contract let for recovery

By: System Author     30th July 1999 Plans are under way for an iron- ore recovery plant to be constructed at Associated Manganese’s (Assmang’s) Beeshoek mine in the Northern Cape. Mining activities in the area over the past six years have resulted in the build-up of a large contaminated iron- ore dump. Contaminated... 

Software aids distribution

By: System Author     4th June 1999 AS a key supplier of chromium and manganese products to steel industries worldwide, Samancor will use the SAP business enterprise software solution to achieve shorter turnaround times. Samancor is the world’s largest integrated producer, by sales, of manganese and chrome products and over... 

Manganese-tailings treatment plant

By: System Author     7th May 1999 In November 1998, German company AKW A+V started up a manganese tailings treatment plant, with a capacity of 65 t/h, built for Ghana Manganese in Nsuta. This was made possible as a result of preliminary trials conducted with material from the company’s tailings ponds, deposited since the... 

It’s eat or be eaten for manganese

By: System Author     30th April 1999 In the existing no-growth global manganese market, it is either ‘eat or be eaten’, which explains why, when looking to expand its interests, Billiton went down under to acquire BHP’s Australian manganese assets for R2,4-billion in January this year. The assets acquired in the... 

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