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Murray & Roberts

Company Announcement: Cementation Close to Completing Phase 1 of South Deep FPT Backfill Plant PDF Available

Murray & Roberts Cementation is close to completing the construction of a cemented full plant tailings (FPT) backfill plant at Gold Fields’ South Deep Gold Mine near Westonaria. The commissioning of phase one of the new plant— the largest of its...
13th February 2012
 
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South Deep gold mine expansion, South Africa Restricted

The project comprises a main shaft and a ventilation shaft – collectively referred to as the twin shaft complex, which has a hoisting capacity of 175 000 t/m.
9th July 2010
 
GOLD

Gold Fields negotiating six-day week at Driefontein, Kloof Video Available

JSE-listed Gold Fields is upping its operational game to cope with the increased operational volatility of government stoppages and the consequent restarting delays as well as the intensity of seismicity at depth. Full calendar operation (Fulco)...
5th February 2010
 
South Deep Gold Mine

Method reduces rock stress at depth

The destress mining method used at South Deep gold mine reduces rock stress at depth to facilitate wide orebody mining.

The rock stress at a depth of 2 600 m below surface becomes the same as the rock stress at a depth of 1 200 m, through the use...
27th November 2009
 
South Deep Gold Mine

Seven years of plenty for Civcon

Gauteng-based civil engineering contractor Civcon has, for the past seven years, been contracted by Gold Fields for various projects on the South Deep gold mine, in Westonaria.
27th November 2009
 
South Deep Gold Mine

Simulator training 
at South Deep

Operators of South Deep gold mine’s fleet of expensive underground mining equipment are given simulator training prior to venturing into the deep.
27th November 2009
 
MURRAY & ROBERTS

Company Announcement: Murray & Roberts Cementation In Large Backfill Contract At Gold Fields’ South Deep Gold Mine PDF Available

Attached please find a press release on: One of the deepest backfill operations in the world will soon be upgraded to accommodate advanced mining methods at Gold Fields’ South Deep Gold Mine.
28th October 2009
 
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DRIP FEEDING NOT

"We're not drip feeding this mine with capital. We're throwing capital at every single project," Gold Fields executive vice-president and head of South African operations Vishnu Pillay told Mining Weekly at last Friday's media visit to the South...
9th October 2009
 
Mechanised mining

Is mechanisation of SA's narrow-reef mines a pipe dream or probability?

Mechanised mining of South Africa’s tabular narrow-reef mineral deposits has been on the to-do list of mining majors for years, but whether or not it can be effectively achieved in deep-level mining is a moot point. Diversified miner Xstrata has...
26th September 2008
 
Mechanised Mining

Is mechanising South Africa’s narrow reefs a pipe dream or probability?

Mechanised mining of South Africa’s tabular narrow-reef mineral deposits has been on the to-do list of mining majors for years, but whether or not it can be effectively achieved in deep-level mining is a moot point.
26th September 2008
 
Projects Update

South Deep gold mine expansion, South Africa

The aim of the project is to increase gold production to 800 000 oz/y, from the current 270 000 oz/y at the South Deep gold mine.
12th September 2008
 
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Daily podcast – August 5, 2008 Audio Available

Terence Goodlace In today's podcast: Absa signs a five-year R1,7-billion wide-area network deal with fixed-line telecom operator Telkom, Tongaat Hulett says that it could generate up to 266 MW of power in three years' time and, South Deep gold mine has switched to...
5th August 2008
 
 
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