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Poggiolini Mining Weekly

Software supplied to platinum-mine

22nd September 2000
News This Week

Boksburg firm still pursuing Iran

Local project specialist Bateman is still pursuing the construction contract for the proposed $300-million iron-ore pelletising plant, in southern Iran.
18th August 2000

Billionth Richards Bay ton this year

Coal transporter Coallink, part of national rail-freight company Spoornet, is optimistic about the future of the coal industry and expects that the seaborne traded steamcoal market will grow to over 500-million tons by 2020.
11th August 2000
News This Week

Techno to ‘fingerprint’ gems

The research and development division of De Beers, DebTech, in Johannesburg, is undertaking research into diamond-fingerprinting technology to enable the accurate determination of a diamond’s geographical source.
11th August 2000

Lower-cost gold recovery

Australian continuous-gravity separation machine, said to offer gravity gold recovery of more than 50% in a single pass with low impact on mill-water balance, has been successfully tested at a gold operation in South Africa.
28th July 2000
News This Week

Public private cross company research – the new buzz

Collaborative research is the latest craze to hit the mining industry as companies and research institutions discover that co-operating on
21st July 2000
Mining Services

R60m silica investment

Supplier of silica material to the local market SamQuarz has invested R60-million in a new plant at its facility in Delmas, Mpumalanga.
23rd June 2000
Mining Services

Swedes in materials-handling advance

The materials-handling division of the Scottish Weir group, Strachan & Henshaw, was bought by Swedish company Svedala last month to join its R1,3-billion-a-year worldwide bulk materials-handling business.
16th June 2000
News This Week

How rubber wheels can be recycled 24 times

Local solid-wheel manufacturer SA Rubber Industries, of Spartan, Gauteng, is able to recycle solid-rubber wheels up to 24 times because of its rubber-to-steel bonding expertise.
2nd June 2000
News This Week

SA mines employ thousands with false qualifications

Some 1 000 false trade-certificates are circulating in South Africa, resulting in mines and other related industries unknowingly employing unqualified workers with limited skills and paying them
28th April 2000

Skorpion’s sting proves high grade

A pilot plant, established to prove the technical feasibility and fundamentals for the proposed $300-million Skorpion zinc project near Oranjemund in Namibia, has completed its work.
14th April 2000

Phase 2 software for gold-mine

Having just completed the implementation contract for phase one of Avgold’s new Target gold-mine, software company Maintenance Systems Technology is set to embark on the second phase.
24th March 2000
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