http://www.miningweekly.com

Global Mining News in real time

Platinum strike slashes Amplats Q1 output by 39%

By: Natalie Greve Beleagured platinum miner Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) has posted an unsurprising narrowing of production for the first quarter ended March 31, as a strike that has forced the temporary closure of several of its mines enters its third month. The South African producer’s total equivalent... 

Amplats returns to profitability, warns of protracted strike impact

By: Natasha Odendaal As platinum producer Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) emerged from a year of extensive restructuring, the company reported a return to profitability and stabilised production. Amplats turned its operating profit around from a loss of R6.33-billion in 2012, to R2-billion for the 12 months to... 

Amplats group equivalent platinum production up 25% year-on-year

By: Leandi Kolver Platinum miner Anglo American Platinum’s (Amplats’) group equivalent platinum production for the three months ended December increased by 25% year-on-year to 520 000 oz as its Rustenburg, Amandelbult and Union mines, in the North West, normalised after being impacted by industrial action in 2012.... 

Amplats maintains FY guidance despite strikes

By: Natalie Greve Mining major Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) has maintained its full-year production guidance of 2.3-million platinum ounces, despite experiencing industrial action at its operations in Rustenburg and north of the Pilanesburg in September. “Despite losing 44 000 oz of production over this... 

NWest Premier to meet Amplats

By: Sapa North West premier Thandi Modise will lead a provincial delegation on Thursday to meet Anglo American Platinum management on the proposed closure of four shafts. "Premier Modise will use the opportunity to share the concern of the provincial government regarding the consultation processes, impact... 

Fuel cell makes loco debut, better than asteroid mining, big demand change needed

By: Martin Creamer A platinum-using fuel cell is driving a locomotive in a South African platinum mine; a platinum miner quips about asteroid mining; and current weak platinum demand is seen as hugely problematic. 

FUTURE FUEL

Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) is surface testing the first of five fuel cell-powered locomotive prototypes over the next few months at its Khomanani mine, in Rustenburg. The company aimed to establish the viability of commercialising the platinum-based hydrogen-powered fuel-cell locomotive... 

Prototype fuel cell locomotive being tested at Rustenburg mine

By: Natasha Odendaal Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) last week launched the first of five fuel cell-powered locomotive prototypes to be tested at its mining operations in South Africa. The first locomotive would be surface tested over the next few months at the company's Khomanani mine, in Rustenburg, to establish... 

Resources Watch

This week: Amplats tests a fuel cell-powered locomotive at its Rustenburg mine. AngloGold Ashanti says policies are on the way to support a robust South African mining industry. And, Caterpillar’s boss is upbeat about Africa’s future. 

Amplats testing fuel cell-powered loco at Rustenburg mine

By: Natasha Odendaal Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) on Wednesday launched the first of five fuel cell-powered locomotive prototypes to be tested at its mining operations in South Africa. The first locomotive would be surface tested over the next few months at the company's Khomanani mine, in Rustenburg, to... 

Female Amplats worker dies after violent assault

By: Idéle Esterhuizen Mining major Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) confirmed on Tuesday that a female worker at its Khomanani mine has died after being violently assaulted. The worker was found in the mine’s underground workings on Monday.  

R8-billion capex expected for 2010

Major platinum-mining company Anglo Platinum expects to incur about R8-billion in capital expenditure (capex), excluding the capitalized interest, for the year, states its quarterly review and production report for the third quarter of 2010. During this period, capex, excluding the capitalized... 

First
Prev
1
Next
Last

Latest News

more

Latest Videos

more

About

Mining Weekly is a product of Creamer Media.
www.creamermedia.co.za

Other Creamer Media Products include:
Engineering News
Research Channel Africa
Polity

Read more

Subscriptions

We offer a variety of subscriptions to our Magazine, Website, PDF Reports and our photo library.

Subscriptions are available via the Creamer Media Store.

View store

Advertise

Advertising on MiningWeekly.com is an effective way to build and consolidate a company's profile among clients and prospective clients. Email advertising@creamermedia.co.za

View options
R/€ = 13.85Change: 0.03
R/$ = 10.93Change: 0.05
Au 1231.31 $/ozChange: -0.06
Pt 1248.50 $/ozChange: -1.00