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Daily podcast – August 12, 2009

By: Shannon de Ryhove A worker is killed in a locomotive accident at AngloGold Ashanti's Mponeng mine; and Caledonia Mining produced 1 822 oz of gold in July, from its Blanket mine, in Zimbabwe. 

Anglogold reports fatality at Mponeng mine

By: Mariaan Webb South African gold-miner AngloGold Ashanti on Friday said that an electrician had following an electrical flash incident on December 14. The incident took place on surface at AngloGold Ashanti’s Mponeng mine, west of Johannesburg, during the replacement of burbars on the emergency sub station of... 

Miner killed at Implats mine on eve of union’s safety boycott at gold mines

By: Chanel de Bruyn A worker has died at platinum-group metals (PGMs) producer Impala Platinum's (Implats') No 10 shaft on Tuesday night after a fall-of-ground incident, the company confirmed on Wednesday. Implats spokesperson Alice Lourens told Mining Weekly Online that production at the shaft still was ongoing. 

AngloGold's Mponeng will be world's deepest mine from Sept, new R9bn project to go to board Oct

By: Martin Creamer AngloGold Ashanti's Mponeng mine in Carletonville would become the world's deepest mine in September when it went below 3 777 m, vice-president Southern Africa division Johan Viljoen said on Thursday. A month later, in October, Mponeng would also be presenting the R9-billion Carbon... 

As mines go deeper, spotlight’s falling once more on ice technology

By: Leandi Kolver A 25-year-old mine-cooling technology using ice is back in the spotlight. The fundamental driver is that a kilogram of ice is able to take up much more heat than a kilogram of cold water. Also, pumping costs are cut when ice-cooling systems are used over water-cooling systems, which is a major... 

As mines go deeper, spotlight’s falling once more on ice technology

By: Leandi Kolver A 25-year-old mine-cooling technology using ice is back in the spotlight. The fundamental driver is that a kilogram of ice is able to take up much more heat than a kilogram of cold water. 

Podcast - October 24, 2007

By: Mariaan Webb In this podcast: Botswana aims to take its place among diamond cutting & polishing centres of the world; Govt expects to launch far-reaching safety audit; Cames presses ahead with DRC investment. 

DME to launch safety audit by mid-November

By: Matthew Hill The Department of Minerals and Energy (DME) will be finished planning a safety audit of all South Africa's mines by mid-November, and will begin immediately therafter with the audit, an official said on Tuesday. 

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