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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.

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Strike halts operations at Sierra Metals' Peru mine

By: Creamer Media Reporter      22nd March 2019 TSX-listed miner Sierra Metals has suspended all mining and milling activity at its Yauricocha mine, in Peru, after unionised workers downed tools over contractor changes in a strike that is deemed illegal. The employees belong to the Union of the Mine and Metallurgical Workers of Minera Corona,... 

Drilling rig, loader introduced onto African drilling market

22nd March 2019 Mine exploration and drilling innovation service provider Boart Longyear has introduced its LF160 surface coring drill rig and FL262 Freedom loader into the African market. The LF160 and FL262 were available for viewing at an official presentation held at the company’s Robertville site in... 

Shotcrete-testing system available for mining sector

By: Halima Frost     22nd March 2019 Construction industry services and technology provider Hilti has improved on its powder-actuated DX 450 shotcrete testing system to suit the mining sector. After seeing the scope to increase its client portfolio Hilti presented the DX 450 to a copper mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo.... 

Success of tailings retreatment stands out in lacklustre gold sector

By: Nadine James     22nd March 2019 In a sector bedevilled by protracted industrial action, and a lack of new discoveries and investment, as well as ever deeper and ever declining orebodies, gold tailings retreatment operations have demonstrated better resilience and attracted more investor interest than traditional operations, 71%... 

AZMET Technology & Projects

22nd March 2019 AZMET is a multi-disciplinary engineering and project management company specialising in the design and implementation of hydrometallurgical processing plants all over the world.  AZMET’s industry knowledge and experience, linked to a sound, fundamental understanding of metallurgical processes,... 

Lubritech Manufacturing

22nd March 2019 Level 2 broad-based black economic- empowerment company, Lubritech Manu-facturing specialises in hydrocarbon contamination solutions by managing and controlling contamination at the source. A rise in mechanised mining has led to an increased use of oil and grease, with a resultant impact on... 

Miner Vale quashed dam safety audit efforts before Brazil disaster -prosecutor

By: Reuters     21st March 2019 Executives at Vale SA , the world's largest iron ore miner, quashed efforts by Brazilian authorities to audit one of the company's mining dams months before it collapsed and killed over 300 people, a state prosecutor was quoted as saying by news website G1 on Wednesday. William Garcia, a... 

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.  

Pre-Bagged products for the Mining sector

By: Creamer Media Reporter      19th March 2019 Above or below ground mining activities require materials to be of an exacting standard and to meet high safety requirements. Technicrete has a unique range of pre-bagged concrete mixes as well as heavy-duty blocks which not only meet these safety concerns but offer effective and cost effective... 

Vale dam fallout deepens with mine closure and blocked funds

By: Bloomberg     19th March 2019 Vale’s shares declined on Monday as the world’s biggest iron-ore producer faces continued backlash from Brazilian authorities after a deadly mining accident in January. Rio de Janeiro-based Vale was ordered on March 15 to shut its Timbopeba mine in Minas Gerais state, which produces 12.8-million... 

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