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Donna Slater

Donna Slater

Donna Slater is a Creamer Media Staff Writer and Photographer for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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Record third quarter for diamond miner BlueRock

13th October 2020 Aim-listed diamond junior BlueRock Diamonds has reported strong operational third-quarter results, setting records for three of its main performance indicators: production, carats produced and grade. Despite still using its old plant, the operator of the Kareevlei diamond mine near Kimberley, in... 

Fall of ground claims two lives at Harmony’s Tshepong mine

12th October 2020 Gold miner Harmony Gold Mining Company reports that two of its employees died at the Tshepong mine, in Welkom, in the Free State on the morning of October 10. The incident occurred following a fall-of-ground-related incident. 

Sibanye-Stillwater addresses multi-front Covid-19 social upliftment

9th October 2020 Precious metals miner Sibanye-Stillwater has undertaken several social upliftment initiatives in South Africa since the outbreak of Covid-19, including financial support for non-working employees, financial contributions to relief funds, providing potable water and sanitisation solutions,... 

GPS-denied drone trialled in South Africa, with keen eye on underground mine mapping

9th October 2020 Melrose Arch-based mining technology company Dwyka Mining has conducted what it believes is the first Autonomy Level 2 (AL2) flight in South Africa, using a new drone-mounted light detection and ranging (Lidar) technology payload − Hovermap. The Hovermap payload is developed by Brisbane,... 

Panthera aims for significant project development over next 12 months

9th October 2020 UK-headquartered gold explorer and developer Panthera Resources reports that significant activity will soon start across its nine projects in West Africa, India and Germany, to help the junior miner gain more traction in the sector, says MD Mark Bolton. The company has an interest in two... 

Satellite communications partnership formed to bolster remote operations

6th October 2020 Mobile satellite communications company Inmarsat has entered into an agreement with remote monitoring and communications specialist Harvest Technology Group and satellite and radio communication systems company AST to provide Harvest’s customers in the mining, energy and utilities sectors with... 

Altus commences 18-hole Lakanfla drill programme

6th October 2020 Aim- and TSX-listed African mining royalty generator Altus Strategies, under a joint venture (JV) with ASX-listed Marvel Gold, has commenced a 3 800 m drilling programme at its Lakanfla gold project in Western Mali. Lakanfla hosts extensive hard-rock artisanal gold workings, with historic... 

Sibanye-Stillwater announces leadership changes

5th October 2020 JSE- and NYSE-listed precious metals miner Sibanye-Stillwater has undertaken several organisational structure changes, including the promotion of several members of staff to enhance delivery and strategic focus. Business development executive VP Richard Stewart has been promoted to group COO,... 

Giyani appoints firm to conduct K.Hill lifecycle assessment

2nd October 2020 TSX-V-listed Canadian junior exploration company Giyani Metals Corporation has appointed UK-based sustainability and lifecycle assessment consultancy Minviro to provide an International Organisation for Standardisation- (ISO-) compliant lifecycle assessment (LCA), including a carbon footprint... 

LBMA releases first-ever responsible sourcing report

2nd October 2020 The London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) has released its first Responsible Sourcing Report, which lays the benchmark for future trends analysis and drawing insight into the gold and silver sourcing and refining industry. LBMA chairperson Paul Fisher notes that the organisation compiled the... 

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