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SA HIPPO in big demand for USA Coal Mines

By: Creamer Media Reporter      11th October 2018 Due to President Donald Trump insisting that USA international companies, such as General Motors, bring their manufacturing activities back to the USA it is expected that a shortage of electrical power would be experienced. Several USA coal mines that have been closed for the last 20 years, most... 

Copper Mountain production up

By: Creamer Media Reporter      13th July 2018 The Copper Mountain mine, in British Columbia, has delivered a solid performance in the second quarter, with production increasing by 13% year-on-year, the operation’s eponymous owner reported on Thursday. The mine produced 23.1-million pounds of copper equivalent, including 20-million pounds of... 

Voro mine, Russia

By: Thabi Madiba     8th June 2018 A gold mine located about 370 km north of the regional centre of Ekaterinburg and 25 km south of the city of Krasnoturinsk, in Russia’s Sverdlovsk region. 

Dukat hub mine, Russia

By: Thabi Madiba     4th May 2018 Name: Dukat hub mine. Location: The Dukat hub is located in Omsukchan, about 595 km from the city of Magadan in Russia. 

Golden Grove mine, Australia

By: Thabi Madiba     29th September 2017 A base metals mine in Western Australia, about 450 km north-east of Perth and 280 km east of Geraldton. 

New Gold on track for mid-Sept hot commissioning, budget remains steady

By: Henry Lazenby     7th September 2017 Project developer New Gold expects to start processing ore at the now 90%-completed Rainy River project, in Ontario, within the next two weeks, the company announced on Wednesday. In line with the revised plan, commercial production at its $1-billion-plus project is expected to follow in November. 

SA Hippo - World’s Safest Submersible Pump For Underground Mining

1st September 2017 Coal mining accidents caused by gas and coal dust explosions account for the most fatal mining disasters around the world. However, dangerous Methane gas is present at most underground mines as well and not only in coal mines.  This was, once again, confirmed when a fatal methane gas explosion... 

Metso’s new grinding technology deployed at Chilean copper mine

By: Ilan Solomons     6th May 2016 Chilean State-owned miner Codelco’s underground copper mine El Teniente, in Cachapoal, Chile has become the first mine worldwide to use diversified engineering group Metso’s innovative grinding technology. Metso says that the technology is the “next level” of Poly-Met discharge grates for... 

Falling Aussie dollar saves gold sector

30th November 2015 he declining value of the Australian dollar has been hailed as the saviour of the country’s gold sector, with mining consultancy Surbiton Associates saying that the gold sector remained in good shape, despite the negative market sentiment associated with the current US dollar gold price, which... 

Cadia mill at a standstill

By: Esmarie Iannucci     29th October 2015 The semi-autogenous grinding (SAG) mill at gold major Newcrest Mining's Cadia Concentrator 1 is still offline. The mill was taken offline for an inspection on October 18, which revealed more loose windings than initially anticipated. While a repair and remediation plan was being developed, the... 

Canadian Malartic mine, Canada

By: Sheila Barradas     31st July 2015 A gold mine, located in the heart of the prolific Abitibi goldbelt, in Quebec, south of the town of Malartic, in Canada. 

Guyana Goldfields on track for midyear start-up

By: Henry Lazenby     31st March 2015 Project developer Guyana Goldfields (GGI) on Monday said construction of its $249-million Aurora gold project, in Guyana, South America, was in top gear and progressing on schedule and within budget, with the first gold pour on track for mid-2015. As of December 31, the company had spent... 

Copper Mountain aims to up 2015 output despite lower projected headgrade

By: Natalie Greve     20th January 2015 Toronto-listed Copper Mountain Mining expects to continue to optimise performance at its flagship Copper Mountain mine in 2015 and increase copper production in spite of the slightly lower projected headgrade for the year. “The new secondary crusher is working well and is providing a consistently... 

B2Gold swings to headline loss on fewer ounces sold and lower prices

By: Henry Lazenby     14th November 2014 Canadian gold miner B2Gold has swung to an adjusted net loss for the September quarter as lower gold sales at lower prices hurt the bottom line. The Vancouver-based miner said in a statment that gold output for the period was 90 192 oz, about 14% below budget and 9% less than in the same quarter... 

Trevali’s Caribou project remains on track

By: Creamer Media Reporter      19th September 2014 Zinc-focused, base metals mining company Trevali Mining on Thursday said its Caribou mine and mill complex project remained on track and within budget, with commissioning still expected to start in the first half of next year. The Caribou zinc/lead/silver mine and mill complex, located in the... 

Multotec’s real-time interactive experience at Electra Mining Africa

By: Creamer Media Reporter      29th August 2014 A stalwart at Electra Mining Africa for over 35 years, the Multotec Group is well known as a supplier of superior products and services to the mining industry. To add to the customer experience, the group will use Electra Mining Africa 2014 as a platform to showcase its entire offering in a... 

Copper Mountain poised for cash-flow growth as secondary crusher starts

By: Henry Lazenby     7th August 2014 British Columbia-based Copper Mountain Mining on Thursday reported that it had completed the installation and was now commissioning the new permanent secondary crusher at its Copper Mountain mine, in the south of the province. The project was completed on schedule and within its $40-million... 

Atlantic sets out A$130m plan to debottleneck project

By: Esmarie Iannucci     11th July 2014 Vanadium miner Atlantic on Friday revealed that its Windimurra plant, in Western Australia, would require a A$130-million investment to implement a new crushing, milling and beneficiation (CBM) flow sheet design and to assist with debottlenecking the project. Atlantic reported a fire at the... 

Multotec’s Real-Time Interactive Experience At Electra Mining Africa

4th July 2014 A stalwart at Electra Mining Africa for over 35 years, the Multotec Group is well known as a supplier of superior products and services to the mining industry. To add to the customer experience, the group will use EMA 2014 as a platform to showcase its entire offering in a participative and... 

London Mining seeks partner, defers expansion capital programme

By: Natasha Odendaal     12th May 2014 Sierra Leone-focused iron-ore explorer London Mining on Monday embarked on a search for a potential strategic partner as it deferred its Marampa operation’s life-of-mine (LoM) extension capital programme by two years. The Aim-listed group said a process was currently being initiated to secure a... 

ABB completes latest upgrade to Vale’s Ontario operations

By: Henry Lazenby     7th February 2014 Swiss power and automation technology group ABB on Thursday said it had commissioned an upgrade to Vale's existing Clarabelle dual pinion semi-autogenous (SAG) mill, in Sudbury. The mill is used to reduce the size of the ore at the company's nickel and copper mines in the Sudbury area. 

Copper Mountain on track to complete secondary crusher

By: Henry Lazenby     5th February 2014 TSX-listed Copper Mountain Mining on Tuesday said it was on schedule to complete installing its new secondary crusher at the Copper Mountain mine, near Princeton, British Columbia, by midsummer. The Vancouver-based company said the main components of the $40-million crusher were now on a ship... 

Another transformer fails at Copper Mountain

By: Henry Lazenby     22nd November 2013 Canadian miner Copper Mountain Mining on Friday reported that a transformer powering the No 2 ball mill at its eponymous mine had failed, reducing mill throughput by about 25% for about a week. The Vancouver-based miner said spare coils were available and ABB Transformers had expedited crews to... 

Copper Mountain turns a corner, lifts Q3 output

By: Henry Lazenby     9th October 2013 British Columbia-focused miner Copper Mountain Mining has recorded record output from its eponymous flagship asset in the third quarter ended September 30, beating analyst expectations. Copper output totalled 17.7-million pounds, up 13% on the 15.7-million pounds in the second quarter, while... 

Copper Mountain adjusted Q2 profit beats expectations, guidance lowered

By: Henry Lazenby     12th August 2013 British Columbia-focused miner Copper Mountain Mining on Monday posted adjusted earnings of C$1.52-million, or C$0.02 a share, beating analyst expectations of earning C$0.01 a share. Analysts had on average expected revenues of C$51.42-million, however, the company recorded revenues of... 

Copper Mountain mill transformer repaired ahead of schedule

By: Henry Lazenby     11th June 2013 Vancouver-based Copper Mountain Mining on Monday said the damaged semi-autogenous grinding (SAG) mill transformer at its eponymous mine, was now fully repaired and reinstalled, which has allowed the concentrator to be back at full operation with one SAG mill and two ball mills operating as... 

Copper Mountain back in action sooner than expected

By: Henry Lazenby     22nd May 2013 The damaged semi-autogenous grinding (SAG) mill transformer at British Columbia-based Copper Mountain Mining’s flagship mine was replaced late on Friday and the mill was back in operation by 18:00, a day earlier than expected, the company said on Wednesday. Site maintenance personnel were able... 

Copper Mountain production grinds to halt on transformer failure

By: Henry Lazenby     17th May 2013 Vancouver-based Copper Mountain Mining on Thursday said production had ground to a halt after one of two transformers powering the motors of the semi-autogenous grinding (SAG) mill failed. Copper Mountain said it expected production to restart on Saturday, after a transformer from the ball mill... 

Anglo American Q1 metallurgical coal, copper output up

By: Idéle Esterhuizen     19th April 2013 Diversified miner Anglo American’s metallurgical coal production reached a record 7.2-million tons for the quarter ended March 31, 2013, with export metallurgical coal production having increased by 23% year-on-year to 4.6-million tons. However, the group indicated that this was partially offset... 

Copper Mountain Q4 earnings up, mulls installing secondary crusher

By: Henry Lazenby     19th March 2013 British Columbia-focused Copper Mountain Mining this week said it had engaged an engineering firm to review the option of adding a secondary crusher to its eponymous operation to pre-crush ore entering the semi-autogenous grinding (SAG) mill, in order to increase the tonnage throughput. The... 

Company Announcement: Zest WEG Group Completes Extensive Contract at Konkola North

3rd December 2012 The Zest WEG Group, including EnI Electrical and Shaw Controls, has successfully completed an extensive contract, worth in excess of R200-million, at Lubambe Copper Zambia’s Konkola North Project 

Company Announcement: First Copper Concentrate Produced At Degrussa

2nd October 2012 Ore Commissioning underway: First stop ore to be fired within weeks 

Company Announcement: Outotec presents the world's largest SAG mill

21st September 2012 Outotec provides a solution to the market demand, where ore grades are declining and at the same time demand for metals is growing 

Company Announcement: Commissioning of Degrussa Processing Plant

14th September 2012 Degrussa Copper-Gold Project Development Nears Completion 

Company Announcement: Praise for Afrisam at R1 Billion Tharisa Mine Expansion Project

16th August 2012 AfriSam has been commended for the high quality and consistent strength above specification of readymixed concrete delivered to Tharisa Mine’s R1bn chromite and platinum expansion project near Marikana in North West Province 

Company Announcement:Sandfire Resources Completes first shipment of DSO chalcocite

22nd May 2012 Sandfire Resources NL is pleased to announce that it has completed the first shipment of Direct Shipping Ore from its flagship DeGrussa Copper-Gold Project, located 900km north of Perth in Western Australia following the announcement of first production from the open pit during the March 2012... 

Company Announcement: Positive results from initial Productora metallurgical test work

14th May 2012 Metallurgical test work at Hot Chili’s flagship Productora copper-gold-molybdenum project located in Chile has produced very encouraging initial results. 

Company Announcement: Production at Bibiani

29th March 2012 Noble Mineral Resources is pleased to advise that significant progress in the commissioning of the refurbished processing plant at its Bibiani gold project in Ghana has helped ensure the Company is on track to pour its first gold prior to end of month. 


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