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Mechanisation a boon for PGM producers

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BUSINESS UNUSUAL Owing to increased wage and safety demands, the way the platinum group metals sector operates needs to be reviewed The unrest that has plagued the local platinum-group metals (PGM) industry over the last two years, culminating in this year’s five-month-long strike, which was spearheaded by trade union the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union, has...
22nd August 2014
 
 
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Platinum junior to produce 400 000 oz by 2024

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LONG-LASTING RESERVES Atlatsa believes that Bokoni's life-of-mine is more than 100 years at the current extraction rate As part of its long-term vision, triple-listed platinum junior Atlatsa Resources aims to achieve steady-state production of 400 000 oz/y platinum, palladium, rhodium and gold platinum-group metals (4E PGM) by 2024 at its Bokoni opencast and...
22nd August 2014
 
 
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Platinum strike consequences starting to take shape

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UNION MINE Anglo American Platinum’s decision to discard several of its local mining operations will have a significant impact on mineworkers Platinum mining major Anglo American Platinum’s (Amplats’) recent announcement that it plans to sell as many as four mines and two joint ventures (JVs) is largely a result of the record five-month-long strike that beset the platinum sector earlier...
22nd August 2014
 
 
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PrepQuip

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With 25 years of mining technology and application experience, South Africa-based mining equipment supplier PrepQuip has been providing clients in the mining, minerals and metallurgical industries with internationally recognised equipment since...
22nd August 2014
 
 
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Processing plants help flagship project meet 2016 targets

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THARISA MINE, NORTH WEST The mine has a combined chromite and platinum-group metals concentrator that can produce 400 000 t/m run-of-mine  This year’s production outlook for Cyprus-headquartered integrated resources company Tharisa Minerals’ flagship chromite and platinum group metal (PGM) expansion project, near Marikana, on the western limb of the Bushveld Igneous Complex, in the...
22nd August 2014
 
 
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Significant PGM prospects at Burundi project

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PLATINUM PRESENCE Musongati has a significant concentration of platinum-group metals, with an indicated total of 394 parts per billion (ppb) of platinum and 778 ppb of palladium  Having been granted a mining licence in May to exploit the Musongati deposit, in Burundi’s Rutana province, exploration and development company Burundi Mining Metallurgy (BMM) – which is 91% owned by international investment corporation Kermas –...
22nd August 2014
 
 
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Junior miner’s platinum mine progressing well Video Available

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Bakubung platinum mine JSE-listed junior platinum-group metals mining company Wesizwe Platinum last month cut the first level of the ventilation shaft at its North West-based Bakubung platinum mine. The shaft is about 690 m below the shaft level and 45 m above the first...
27th June 2014
 
 
North West Top Platinum Projects

North West projects progress despite challenges

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BAKUBUNG PLATINUM MINE The project is scheduled to start production by the end of 2018, ramping up to full capacity by October 2020  Despite ongoing strikes and violence in South Africa’s platinum sector, JSE-listed junior platinum-group metals (PGMs) mining company Wesizwe Platinum is developing its fully funded Bakubung platinum mine project in the North West, which is a...
27th June 2014
 
 
 
 
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