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Confidence growing that new iron product will hit ground running

By: Martin Creamer Commercialisation of the Finesmelt technology, which makes use of a large stockpile of iron-bearing magnetite material on surface at Palabora Mining in Limpopo, appears imminent. “We’re going to commission it this month,” Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) mining and beneficiation industry... 

Hopes high for commercialisation of new iron product – IDC

By: Martin Creamer Commercialisation of the Finesmelt technology, which makes use of a large stockpile of iron-bearing magnetite material on surface at Palabora Mining in Limpopo, appears imminent. “We’re going to commission it this month,” Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) mining and beneficiation industry... 

IDC, Palabora Mining partner technology minnow in pilot iron project

By: Martin Creamer The steel world's search for a commercially viable way of converting fine iron-ore waste into a ferrous-scrap supplement is over, a small new South African company claims. Coming up with a claimed home-grown solution to a long-standing Holy Grail of the steel industry is Iron Mineral... 

Russians buy into South African minnow's iron innovation 

By: Martin Creamer Large Russian mining and steel company OAO Severstal has bought into new South African technology that converts abundant waste fines into iron feedstock for steelmaking. The process does not require the use of expensively priced coking coal and is able to make do with far cheaper thermal coal.... 

Severstal deal opens way for iron-ore fines beneficiation project

By: Terence Creamer A 50 000-t/y facility to convert iron-ore fines into metallic briquettes for use as a scrap supplement in electric steelmaking, will be developed in Phalaborwa, in South Africa's Limpopo province, following a $17-million transaction unveiled on Friday. The demonstration project would involve an... 

IDC, Palamin, IMBS mulling over iron-making project at Phalaborwa

By: Jonathan Faurie A joint venture between Palabora Mining Company (Palamin), the Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa (IDC) and technology development company Iron Mineral Beneficiation Services (IMBS) to explore the establishment of an iron-making facility at Phalaborwa could change the future... 

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