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FLSmidth delivers a unique combination of technology, service and expertise to its customers. FLSmidth primarily focusses on the mineral (including base and precious metals, iron ore, coal, industrial minerals) and cement industries.
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.


Orion’s shares rise on Prieska metallurgical testwork update, loan facility extension

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     15th November 2017 Dual-listed base metals miner Orion Minerals’s share price on the JSE was trading 6.15% higher on Wednesday after the company announced the positive results from initial metallurgical test work at its Prieska zinc/copper project and the extension of a loan facility. Orion and mining-focused,... 

Namibia Rare Earths expands metals portfolio

By: Henry Lazenby     10th November 2017 TSX-V-listed project developer Namibia Rare Earths has signed an agreement with private firm Gecko Namibia to acquire a controlling interest in a portfolio of seven metals properties, thereby expanding its focus from heavy rare earths to include cobalt, copper, zinc, lithium, graphite, tantalum,... 

Eldorado suspends Skouries development as Greek row intensifies

By: Henry Lazenby     10th November 2017 Canadian miner Eldorado Gold has moved to suspend development of its Skouries project, in Northern Greece, and has launched legal action against the Greek government for not issuing the required permits. The Vancouver-headquartered company said in a statement Thursday that, despite dialogue... 

Macraes mine, New Zealand

By: Thabi Madiba     10th November 2017 A gold mine located about 100 km north of Dunedin in the Otago region of the South Island, New Zealand. 

Madagascar graphite mine poised for global success

By: Robyn Wilkinson     10th November 2017 Proving its growing strength in the graphite market, Australian industrial mineral concentrate producer Bass Metals – the only graphite producer currently listed on the ASX – last month sold, in advance, 50%, or 3 000 t/y, of flake graphite concentrate from the first stage of its Graphmada mine’s... 

Americas Silver drives up output as costs fall

By: Henry Lazenby     2nd November 2017 Canadian miner Americas Silver has reported strong production results for the three months ended September, as it ramps up production at the San Rafael deposit, in Mexico, for processing through the El Cajón mill. The Toronto-based company reported on Tuesday that consolidated silver output for... 

Sylvania dump production down 8% in Q1

By: Ilan Solomons     30th October 2017 Platinum group metals (PGMs) processor Sylvania Platinum’s Sylvania Dump Operations (SDO) produced 16 589 oz of PGMs in the quarter to September 30 – an 8% decrease on the previous quarter's output of 17 954 oz. Commenting on the results on Monday, Sylvania CEO Terry McConnachie said the decrease... 

Blackham output stays steady in Sept quarter

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     27th October 2017 Junior gold miner Blackham Resources has delivered another solid quarter of production for the three months to September, with production on par compared with the previous quarter. Gold production for the quarter ended September reached 15 619 oz, compared with the 15 720 oz delivered in the... 

Drakelands mine, UK

By: Sheila Barradas     27th October 2017 A tungsten/tin mine near the village of Hemerdon. 

Radio Hill refurbishment starts

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     23rd October 2017 Junior Artemis Resources has started the refurbishment of its newly acquired Radio Hill processing plant, in Western Australia. In addition to upgrading the crushing, grinding and flotation circuits, Artemis will also install a new high recovery gold circuit capable of processing 500 000 t/y. 

Gamsberg zinc project a thumbs up for South Africa amid investment slowdown

By: Mia Breytenbach     20th October 2017 Amid low levels of capital project activities in South Africa, the $400-million Gamsberg zinc and lead project, in the Northern Cape, has become the largest mining project under execution in the country. “Commentators have noted that this significant investment in the South African mining... 

Gamsberg zinc project a thumbs up for South Africa amid investment slowdown

By: Mia Breytenbach     20th October 2017 Amid low levels of capital project activities in South Africa, the $400-million Gamsberg zinc and lead project, in the Northern Cape, has become the largest mining project under execution in the country. “Commentators have noted that this significant investment in the South African mining... 

Balama to produce first concentrate this month

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     18th October 2017 First concentrate production at the Balama graphite project, in Mozambique, is expected late in October, with ASX-listed Syrah Resources telling shareholders that first saleable flake product was expected in the second half of November. Project construction was now some 98% complete, and the... 

Petropavlovsk Q3 output up 1.6%

By: Mariaan Webb     17th October 2017 LSE-listed miner Petropavlovsk has reported a marginal increase in its gold production in the September quarter. The company, which operates the Pioneer, Pokrovskiy, Malomir and Albyn mines in Russia, produced 104 000 oz of gold in dore, compared with 102 400 oz in the third quarter of 2016. 

Anglo Asian lifts Q3 gold output as new mine starts producing

By: Mariaan Webb     13th October 2017 Gold/copper/silver miner Anglo Asian on Friday reported a 2 300-oz quarter-on-quarter production increase as the benefits of a strategic review are starting to show and its newest mine – Ugur – starts contributing to output. The new Ugur openpit started production in September and already has... 

Nemaska starts commissioning of roaster; achieves high-grade concentrate

By: Henry Lazenby     11th October 2017 TSX-listed project developer Nemaska Lithium has received its final 6.3% lithium oxide (Li2O) flotation concentrate from third party SGS Lakefield, allowing the Quebec City-based company to start commissioning its Stage 1 mineral extraction circuit at the 100%-owned Shawinigan demonstration... 

Kodal confirms battery-grade lithium carbonate produced from Bougouni spodumene concentrate

By: Anine Kilian     9th October 2017 China-based lithium carbonate producer Shandong Ruifu Lithium has produced a high-quality, low-impurity and battery-grade lithium carbonate using spodumene concentrate from Aim-listed Kodal Minerals’ Bougouni project, in southern Mali. The chemical analysis of the final lithium carbonate product... 

Prominent Hill mine, Australia

By: Thabi Madiba     6th October 2017 A copper concentrate containing gold and silver mine located about 650 km north-west of Adelaide and 130 km south-east of Coober Pedy in South Australia. 

Beowulf aims to establish producing graphite mine within three years

By: Creamer Media Reporter      2nd October 2017 Explorer and developer Beowulf Mining remains committed to establishing a producing graphite mine in eastern Finland within the next three years, CEO Kurt Budge said on Monday, announcing the results of a testwork programme at the Aitolampi project. The latest testwork delivered positive results,... 

Request to quash Omagh underground consent denied

By: Mariaan Webb     29th September 2017 Toronto-headquartered Galantas Gold is continuing with underground development at its Omagh gold mine, in Northern Ireland, after a court ruling denied a third-party request to set aside planning consent. The Belfast High Court on Friday delivered judgment in a Judicial review into the planning... 

Rift Valley reports maiden resource in Angola

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     26th September 2017 ASX-listed Rift Valley Resources ahs reported a maiden Joint Ore Reserves Committee Compliant mineral resource of 44.7-million tonnes, grading 2.5% total rare earth oxides at its Longonjo Magnet metals project, in Angola. Some 11.6-million tonnes of the resource was classified as oxide material,... 

Minerals processing business bullish about future, despite industry challenges

By: Nica Schreuder     22nd September 2017 Based on substantial growth over the past 12 years, mining and industrial services provider Fraser Alexander’s minerals processing business intends to double its revenue within the next three to five years, says Fraser Alexander minerals processing GM Jaco Scholtz. “We are particularly proud of... 

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... 

Euro Sun awards contract for Rovina bankable feasibility study

By: Mariaan Webb     14th September 2017 SX-listed Euro Sun has awarded the bankable feasibility study (BFS) contract for its Rovina Valley gold and copper project, in Romania, to SRK Consulting (Canada) and Ausenco Engineering Canada. Announcing the award of the BFS on Thursday, Euro Sun said SRK would provide expertise in geology,... 

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... 

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.  

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,... 

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... 

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