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MECHANISED MINING

Academic urges mining sector to mechanise operations

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South Africa needs to urgently build a new cohort of mining researchers to further the country’s mechanised mining vision
The South African mining industry must mechanise its operations and research has a crucial role to play in helping industry to get there, says Centre for Mechanised Mining Systems (CMMS) director Dr Declan Vogt.
19th September 2014
 
PRECIOUS METALS

Mining mechanisation urgent, says new Wits mining centre director

Dr Declan Vogt South African mining must mechanise to become more productive, says new Witwatersrand University Centre for Mechanised Mining Systems (CMMS) director Dr Declan Vogt, who adds that research has a crucial role to play in helping the industry to...
12th September 2014
 
Exploration

Space mining of iron-ore not viable for local markets

The supply and demand of iron-ore and precious metals is globally well balanced; therefore, the mining of these metals in space for use on earth is not viable, notes Council for Scientific and Industrial Research Centre for Mining Innovation...
26th July 2013
 
HIGH-TECH INNOVATION

CSIR in bid to develop technologies to mine ‘too thin’ seams

South African mining’s labour-intensive nature has had a negative effect on its gold mines as stopes had to be large enough to accommodate people, which made it uneconomical to pursue narrow gold reefs of limited grade, Council for Scientific and...
19th July 2013
 
MECHANISATION

Mine mechanisation helping to tackle safety, cost and productivity issues

The recent focus on South Africa’s platinum and gold mines has intensified owing to labour problems and this has, in turn, brought into sharp focus the bloated mine work-forces, which surprises the international mining community, as most overseas...
3rd May 2013
 
MINE MECHANISATION

Mine mechanisation helping to tackle safety, cost and productivity issues

The recent focus on South Africa's platinum and gold mines, have intensified owing to labour problems. This in turn has shed some light on the massive labour sector, which surprised the international mining community, as most international...
3rd May 2013
 
Innovation

Risk management to be key focus of
Centre for Mining Innovation research Video Available

South Africa’s Centre for Scientific and Industrial Research Centre for Mining Innovation (CSIR CMI) hosted an open day last month to emphasise the importance of research to the mining industry and to showcase current projects.
3rd December 2010
 
MINING SAFETY

New device to help detect loose rocks in underground work areas

Rockfalls are responsible for more than 30% of the fatalities on South African gold and platinum mines, with associated costs and lost productivity, and should be alleviated by new technology.
8th October 2010
 
Drilling, tunnelling and shaftsinking

Developments imminent in rock breaking methods

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) mining technology research development manager Declan Vogt says that the organisation aims to dedicate research to novel rock breaking methods, such as electric discharge drilling.
17th April 2009
 
Mechanised mining

Is mechanisation of SA's narrow-reef mines a pipe dream or probability?

Mechanised mining of South Africa’s tabular narrow-reef mineral deposits has been on the to-do list of mining majors for years, but whether or not it can be effectively achieved in deep-level mining is a moot point. Diversified miner Xstrata has...
26th September 2008
 
Mechanised Mining

Is mechanising South Africa’s narrow reefs a pipe dream or probability?

Mechanised mining of South Africa’s tabular narrow-reef mineral deposits has been on the to-do list of mining majors for years, but whether or not it can be effectively achieved in deep-level mining is a moot point.
26th September 2008
 
HEALTH & SAFETY

New equipment to assist in the drive to combat silicosis

To improve the quality and speed up the laboratory analysis of silica dust, a health hazard in the mining industry, parastatal science council the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has acquired the Bruker D8 Advance, an x-ray...
5th October 2007
 
 
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