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Booyco Electronics

Booyco Electronics (Pty) Ltd is a market leader in the innovation and supply of specialised electronic safety equipment to the southern African mining sector. Some of these warning, locating and monitoring systems are unique in the industry and new products are being introduced to the line-up on an ongoing basis.


Australian drilling programme makes promising start

22nd March 2019 A drilling programme at a sizeable anomaly beneath a dry salt lake in South Australia, has been successfully completed with encouraging preliminary geology observations. The Torrens project is located within the Stuart Shelf region of South Australia about 50 km from modern mining company Oz... 

Strata’s HazardAvert keeps safety on target

20th March 2019 Of all the technology developed over mining’s history for safety, and even more specifically the safety of workers performing tasks around heavy machinery on an everyday basis, one of the most recent is proximity detection systems.  

Metminco raises cash to progress Andes merger

By: Esmarie Iannucci     15th March 2019 ASX-listed junior Metminco will raise up to A$1-million through the issue of unsecured convertible notes to progress a merger with Colombia-focused Andes Resources. Under the proposed merger, Metmico will acquire Andes through an off-market takeover offer, offering Andes shareholders 33.5 new... 

Timmins West mine, Canada

By: Sheila Barradas     15th March 2019 A gold mine located about 19 km west of Timmins, in Ontario, Canada. 

Uganda probes refinery over alleged smuggling of gold

By: Reuters     14th March 2019 Ugandan authorities said on Wednesday they are investigating the country's biggest gold refinery over recent imports of an estimated 7.4 tonnes of gold, worth some $300-million. Ugandan state-run media has reported the gold could have originated from Venezuela, which has been selling gold to prop... 

Aspasa encourages surface mines to join the association

By: Marleny Arnoldi     13th March 2019 The Aggregate & Sand Producers Association of Southern Africa (Aspasa) says surface miners are facing a growing number of challenges and calls on mine owners to get behind the association and become part of a unified voice for the industry. “With profits under pressure as a result of ever-more... 

Eskom reform urgent to restore ferrochrome potential 

By: Martin Creamer     12th March 2019 The demise of State power utility Eskom has caused South Africa to lose its optimal position in the lucrative ferrochrome business. Because of Eskom’s decline, unbeneficiated chrome ore exports from South Africa to China have enabled the Asian giant to ascend up the ferrochrome production ladder. 

Winmar hoping for first production in Q3

By: Esmarie Iannucci     12th March 2019 Cobalt hopeful Winmar Resources was hoping to start production from its Luapula processing facility, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), by the third quarter of this year. Winmar chairperson Jason Brewer told delegates at the Paydirt Battery Minerals conference that the start of... 

Opinion: If there are more jobs in renewables, why are coal miners so unhappy?

By: Tobias Bischof-Niemz     8th March 2019 As outlined previously, an electricity system made up of solar photovoltaic (PV) plants, wind farms and flexible generators will employ at least 30% more people than a comparable energy-equivalent coal fleet (see the Transition Talk column in the February 22-28 edition of Engineering News). This... 

COAG calls for public intput into hydrogen strategy

By: Esmarie Iannucci     1st March 2019 The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) has called for public consultation on the development of a national hydrogen industry. The COAG Energy Council in December of last year commissioned the Chief Scientist to develop a comprehensive and ambitious national strategy for the development of... 

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