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Continuous product development necessary

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CONTINUOUS DEVELOPMENT
As part of product development, Sandvik’s considerations include the design of rotary bits with more operational flexibility
Considering some of the key challenges currently facing the iron-ore industry, there is a definite need for original-equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to focus on product research and development for specific customised products, says tooling,...
25th July 2014
 
 
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Drilling programme aims to double iron-ore project resource

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NEW ESTIMATION
Ferrex expects the second drilling programme at the South African Malelane iron-ore project to double the estimated inferred resource
Aim-listed exploration and development company Ferrex hopes to at least double the inferred resource – 139-million tonnes at 37% iron – of its Mpumalanga-based Malelane iron-ore project with the second drilling programme, due to start in...
25th July 2014
 
 
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Increased demand for wear solutions

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PRODUCT INNOVATION
Nordbak has developed a new ceramic pipelining to ensure the cost effectiveness of pipelines at iron-ore mines
South African wear and corrosion solutions provider Nordbak says there has been a significant increase in demand for its lagged pulleys and ceramic pipe linings from South African iron-ore mines over the past two years. “The significant increase...
25th July 2014
 
 
Iron-ore mining

Infrastructure capacity needed to maintain iron-ore advantage

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POSITIVE OUTLOOK
EY South Africa believes the outlook for the South African iron-ore industry is positive, despite commodity-price decreases
While the drop in the iron-ore price to below $100/t in the last month has influenced global iron-ore mining majors to consider mothballing some of their mines, South Africa’s iron-ore mining industry has not been affected by the significantly...
25th July 2014
 
 
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Infrastructure plan finalised for Congo project

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SOLID RESOURCE
Core Mining’s Avima project aims to produce 35-million tonnes a year of high-grade shipping ore over the 25-year life-of-mine 
Despite the logistics challenges of iron-ore developer Core Mining’s Avima project, in the Republic of the Congo (Congo), a two-phased feasible infrastructure plan was finalised in the past few months to allow for iron-ore to be exported from...
25th July 2014
 
 
Iron-ore mining

Investors shift focus to adequate infrastructure, higher-grade deposits

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FOCUS SHIFT
SRK Consulting South Africa expects investor emphasis to shift to higher-grade iron-ore deposits
The upsurge in iron-ore exports from South Africa and Africa in the past five years, largely driven by Chinese demand, has not only gradually diminished in the past year but has also caused a slowdown in African exploration and project development...
25th July 2014
 
 
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Iron ore testwork extends the life-of-mine

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LIFE EXTENSION
Metallurgical testwork is important when it comes to extending the life-of-mine and to determine suitable processing routes Metallurgical testwork is not only relevant and necessary to enhance processing and materials handling, but is also important in extending the life-of-mine, reports technology solutions provider Tenova Mining & Minerals South Africa’s...
25th July 2014
 
 
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Iron-ore developer confident in Congo project

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INFRASTRUCTURE ACCESS
The Mayoko-Moussondji resource is located 500 m from an existing operational railway that leads to existing deep-water port
Despite the iron-ore price dropping below $100/t, ASX-listed iron-ore explorer and developer Equatorial Resources tells Mining Weekly that its confidence in its iron-ore projects in the Republic of Congo (Congo) remains strong. “Equatorial...
25th July 2014
 
 
 
 
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