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FLSmidth now supplies the 660mᵌ SuperCell™ flotation cell which is the largest operating flotation cell in the world, which can be fitted with forced air or self-aspirated mechanisms. One of them is the nextSTEP™ advanced flotation mechanism, the newest design for forced air flotation technology. The nextSTEP rotor/stator combination demonstrates significant improvement in both metallurgical performance and energy efficiency over traditional forced-air designs.

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Greece issues more Olympias permits to Eldorado

By: Henry Lazenby     15th September 2017 Eldorado Gold’s increased pressure on the Greek government seems to be paying off, with the government issuing two more permits for the Canadian miner's Olympias project. Vancouver-based Eldorado confirmed on Friday that it had received the approval of the technical study for the old Olympias... 

Avalon intent to cash in on rapidly rising technology metal demand

By: Henry Lazenby     15th September 2017 A whole new world for lithium demand has aspiring technology metals firm Avalon evaluating its options to cash in on the red-hot industry, with the company patiently advancing three projects in its portfolio that will benefit from higher metals prices. Just this week, new evidence was provided... 

Peristaltic pumps key in war on water wastage

     15th September 2017 Peristaltic pumps use less water, with traditional centrifugal pumps losing efficiency when the slurry has a specific gravity (SG) of 1.3, or 30% solids, or more. Peristaltic pumps can efficiently circulate slurry with SGs of up to 1.6 to 1.8, or up to 80% solid content.  Pumps supplier Verder... 

Eldorado receives Greek arbitration notice

By: Henry Lazenby     14th September 2017 Vancouver-headquartered Eldorado Gold said on Thursday its Greek subsidiary Hellas Gold has finally received a formal notice from the country’s Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Environment and Energy initiating domestic arbitration. The mediation will take place under the provisions... 

Greece issues Olympias operating, tailings installation permits to Eldorado

By: Henry Lazenby     13th September 2017 Canadian gold producer Eldorado Gold confirmed on Wednesday that it has received the Olympias operating permit and the modified electromechanical installation permit for the tailings management facility at Kokkinolakkas, from the Greek Ministry of Energy and Environment. The permits were issued... 

Ironbark updates Greenland project’s feasibility study

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     12th September 2017 An updated feasibility study (FS) into the Citronen zinc-lead project, in northern Greenland, has estimated that a capital investment of $514-million would be required to support the 3.3-million-tonne-a-year operation. With a production rate of up to 200 000 t/y of zinc metal and a mine life of... 

Benefits of coarse particle flotation tech

     8th September 2017 Coarse particle flotation (CPF) technology can increase mill throughput by as much as 15% to 20% while reducing energy and media consumption, and provides a coarse tailings stream, without a loss in mineral recovery, says Canada-headquartered global flotation technology provider Eriez Flotation.  

Industry challenges encourage new tech developments

By: Marleny Arnoldi     8th September 2017 Automation technology for minerals processing has become an indispensable element of productivity, owing to the role it plays in improving quality, reducing cost and labour intensity, as well as decreasing energy and raw material consumption, says integrated solutions provider Takraf Africa,... 

Proper process control components increase processing efficiency

By: Marleny Arnoldi     8th September 2017 With technology and equipment used for mineral processing well established and generally highly automated, slurry control valves manufacturer eDART is focused on the efficient use of energy and the improved reliability of components.  

Stratex identifies cash-saving optimisation opportunities at Crusader’s Borborema

By: Samantha Herbst     7th September 2017 Aim-listed gold and exploration company Stratex has completed an extensive due-diligence review into ASX-listed Crusader Resources’ Brazil-based Borborema gold project, identifying potential optimisation opportunities that are expected to yield material economic gains and lower upfront capital... 

Armadale sees high-purity graphite mineralisation at Tanzania project

By: Anine Kilian     7th September 2017 Test work on a 300 kg bulk sample of graphite mineralisation taken from Aim-listed Armadale Capital’s Mahenge Liandu project, in Tanzania, has produced graphite concentrates with exceptional purity of up to 99.1% total graphitic carbon, the company said on Thursday. Excellent flake size... 

Nullagine expansion feasibile - Millennium

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     7th September 2017 An expansion study at the Nullagine gold project, in Western Australia, has confirmed that production could be increased to about 100 000 oz/y, up from the current 2017 targets of between 75 000 oz and 80 000 oz. The expansion study found that ASX-listed Millennium Minerals' plan to integrate a... 

New EnviroLeach process poised to transform metals extraction as we know it

By: Henry Lazenby     6th September 2017 A small Vancouver-based start-up company has created a new environment-friendly chemical process with the potential to disruptively transform metal extraction in the mining and electronic waste (e-waste) sectors, akin to the application of cyanide for gold extraction, which revolutionised the... 

Glencore sells zinc mines to Trevali for $400m

By: Schalk Burger     1st September 2017 Global diversified mining company Glencore has sold its 80% stake of the Rosh Pinah mine, and its 39% interest in the Gergarub project, both in Namibia, as well as its 90% stake of the Perkoa mine, in Burkina Faso, to zinc-focused base metals miner Trevali Mining Corporation for a total... 

Matilda/Wiluna expansion study doubles production expectations

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     30th August 2017 A prefeasibility study (PFS) into the expansion of the Matilda/Wiluna gold operation, in Western Australia, has confirmed robust economics for ASX-listed Blackham Resources. The expanded operation will be developed through the construction of a new crushing and grinding circuit to increase... 

Incremental improvements now leading to energy efficiency  

By: Robyn Wilkinson     25th August 2017 Having reached an advanced stage, power generation technology development has slowed worldwide, with companies instead intensifying their focus on the cumulative energy savings that can be realised through intensive equipment modifications and the disciplined application of existing technologies,... 

Endress+Hauser’s instruments are ready for IIoT, are your processes ready?

     24th August 2017 The concept of IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) is electrifying the mining industry, but what is really behind it? What is the benefit for you? First came flint, followed by bronze, iron, gold, coal and during the last decades it was oil. The title of “most important” resource has been held... 

Oz Minerals approves $916m S Australia mine

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     24th August 2017 Copper/gold miner Oz Minerals has approved the development of the $916-million Carrapateena mine, in South Australia. “The board’s decision represents the next stage in the company’s development. This is an exciting time for Oz Minerals,” said chairperson Rebecca McGrath, adding that the project... 

Sylvania lifts FY profit amid another year of record production

By: Creamer Media Reporter      21st August 2017 Platinum group metals (PGMs) processor Sylvania Platinum has posted a net profit of $8.87-million for the year ended June 30, compared with a profit of $3.73-million in the 2016 financial year. The company’s Sylvania Dump Operations (SDO) had achieved a fourth consecutive year of record... 

Technology set to unleash mining innovation – Anglo’s O’Neill

By: Martin Creamer     16th August 2017 In the next ten years, technology is set to unleash a wave of mining innovation, with the sweet spot centred on changing the thinking around orebodies and processing plants rather than much-spoken-about automation. “Our focus has changed from hunting technologies to hunting value,” Anglo American... 

The importance of valve selection in slurry applications

     15th August 2017 The trend to pump slurries over longer distances at higher solids concentrations is putting slurry valves to the test, as these severe applications have high pressures and are very abrasive, according to AR Controls Director Julien van Niekerk. Another factor to be taken into consideration is... 

Why mines should be pumping slurries with a peristaltic pump.

     15th August 2017 Mines should be pumping slurries with a peristaltic pump. Verder Pumps South Africa stock a variety of peristaltic pumps that is specifically designed to be used in mining. Verder has been supplying pumps to the mining sector in South Africa for the past 15 years and is a brand synonymous with... 

Strong financials keep Polyus on track to meet production guidance

By: Samantha Herbst     14th August 2017 Following positive operational and financial progress during the first half of 2017, London- and Moscow-listed Polyus remains on track to meet its full-year production guidance of between 2.08-million ounces and 2.13-million ounces. 

Woodlawn equipment orders placed - Heron

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     14th August 2017 Dual-listed Heron Resources has advanced the development of its Woodlawn zinc/copper project, in New South Wales, placing initial orders for a number of long-lead, critical path equipment. The ASX- and TSX-listed company on Monday said that it had procured a $4.4-million fine grinding mill,... 

Quality management using online measurement of conveyed materials

     7th August 2017 Plant control is most effective when technologies measure process streams directly and preferably in real time. Measuring sampling streams that are not representative of the primary flow will result in incorrect plant control decisions. Sampling coarse conveyed flows is expensive and impractical... 

Century zinc mine still has life

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     4th August 2017 Results from an optimisation study at the Century zinc mine, in Queensland, has confirmed a recovery range of between 60% and 64% for the proposed tailings project. ASX-listed New Century Resources is currently investigating a restart feasibility study to recommission the existing... 

Scoping study results for Pilbara gold project published

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     4th August 2017 A scoping study has estimated that the Pilbara gold project, in Western Australia, will require A$78-million to build a mine producing 290 000 oz over five years. ASX-listed De Grey mining told shareholders on Friday that the scoping study was based on an openpit mining operation and a... 

Caeté mining complex, Brazil

By: Sheila Barradas     4th August 2017 A gold mining complex in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil, 50 km east of Belo Horizonte. 

Nullagine study shows new pathway

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     1st August 2017 Preliminary results from an expansion study of the Nullagine gold operation, in Western Australia, have pointed to the economic advantages of an alternative processing route for the 850 000 oz of fresh ore resources. ASX-listed Millennium Minerals said on Tuesday that the new processing solution... 

Proyecto Riotinto produces in line with targets – Atalaya

By: Mariaan Webb     31st July 2017 Mining and development company Atalaya Mining is confident of meeting its 34 000 t to 40 000 t copper production target at the Proyecto Riotinto mine in Andalucía, Spain, as the mine produced in line with its second-quarter targets. Second-quarter copper production increased to 9 058 t, from 8... 

Wolfsberg spodumene delivers battery-grade lithium carbonate

By: Creamer Media Reporter      27th July 2017 Spodumene concentrate from the Wolfsberg lithium project, in Austria, has been used to make a battery-grade lithium carbonate, which bodes well for the project to be a strategic supplier to the lithium battery plants being developed in Europe. Wolfsberg owner, ASX-listed European Lithium,... 

Western Areas delivers another strong quarter

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     25th July 2017 Nickel miner Western Areas has reported another strong production quarter in the three months to June, with full-year production hitting the top-end of the guidance. During the June quarter, Western Areas mined some 5 994 t of nickel ore, compared with the 6 778 t produced in the previous... 

Altona sinks Sichuan deal

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     24th July 2017 ASX-listed Altona Mining has abandoned joint venture (JV) agreement with Sichuan Railway Investment Group (SRIG) over the Cloncurry project, in north-west Queensland, after the Chinese group failed to secure regulatory approval for the transaction. Altona already granting SRIG an extension to... 

Zim lithium, tantalum prospect returns ‘excellent’ test results

By: Ilan Solomons     21st July 2017 Diversified exploration and mining company Premier African Minerals reported “excellent results” from the initial metallurgical testwork study, which was completed by German materials testing and analysis company Dorfner Anzaplan on its wholly-owned Zulu lithium and tantalum project, in Zimbabwe... 

Anglo Asian Mining delivers strong Q2 production

By: Natasha Odendaal     17th July 2017 Aim-listed gold, copper and silver producer Anglo Asian Mining on Monday reported a decline in production, from 36 729 gold-equivalent ounces in the first half of 2016, to 28 554 gold-equivalent ounces in the first half of this year. The Azerbaijan-focused miner produced 23 218 oz of gold – 18... 

Nevsun lifts Q2 copper output

By: Henry Lazenby     14th July 2017 Base metals producer Nevsun Resources has reported a strong recovery of copper concentrate production, lifting second-quarter output to 5.7-million pounds. It is a sharp recovery for the Eritrea-focused company, which resorted to producing a bulk zinc/copper concentrate late last year owing to... 

Pockets of potential bode well for future

By: Nica Schreuder     14th July 2017 The expected turning point in the African mining sector has not yet occurred, owing to continued soft economic growth in emerging economies allied to uneven global economic recoveries, divergent monetary policies and significant geopolitical/social issues, which continue to create further... 

Support for multicommodity potential of Malawi project

     14th July 2017 Sampling at dual-listed explorer Mkango Resources’ Thambani heavy minerals project, in southern Malawi, supports the notion that Thambani has significant multicommodity potential, says president Alexander Lemon. He noted in a May statement that not only were the uranium results highly... 

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