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Detour Lake worker tests positive for Covid-19

30th March 2020 Canadian gold miner Kirkland Lake has suspended nonessential work and visits to the Detour Lake mine site, in Ontario, after a worker tested positive for Covid-19. The company said at the weekend that the worker arrived on the mine site on March 12, began showing symptoms and self-isolated on... 

Wits researchers launch comprehensive Covid-19 dashboard for South Africa

24th March 2020 The University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) has launched a website that presents the latest statistics on the effect of the Coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) on the population of South Africa. The site serves as a tool to monitor the daily development of the Coronavirus in South Africa. The... 

Dry installation of grindex pump at Iron-Ore mine

23rd March 2020 An iron ore mine in the Northern Cape is benefiting from the versatility of a Grindex Bravo 800 pump, which was recently dry-installed by Integrated Pump Technology for boosting slurry flow. According to Justin Bawden, key account manager at Integrated Pump Technology, the submersible Grindex... 

New technology to sweep away old drilling habits

23rd March 2020 Leading global mining-tech company IMDEX is grappling with industry issues to improve exploration drilling productivity rates that have not moved significantly for 30 years — just as the mining industry searches deeper and deeper for new deposits. IMDEX Global Product Manager Nick Payne says more... 

Agnico Eagle sends Nunavut workers home to protect communities

20th March 2020 Gold miner Agnico Eagle Mines has sent home its Nunavut-based work force (Nunavummiut) from the Meliadine and Meadowbank operations, as well as the exploration projects, for four weeks to protect the communities from the coronavirus. Agnico Eagle will also be meeting with its Nunavut contractors... 

Petropavlovsk finds potential buyer for IRC stake

18th March 2020 LSE-listed miner Petropavlovsk has reached a preliminary agreement with Liechtenstein-incorporated investment company Stocken Board, setting out terms on which the company would sell a 29.9% shareholding of its 31.1% holding in Hong Kong-based miner IRC. Stocken would buy the IRC shares for... 

Quarries use water, too

18th March 2020 For an outsider, water management might not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of quarries. However, water availability and wastewater management have been a strong focus for quarrying and mining operators since early 2000s when the states introduced mandatory licences for... 

Antwerp’s city-wide shutdown postpones diamond sale

18th March 2020 Canada’s Mountain Province Diamonds said on Tuesday that its current sale had been postponed until further notice, as a result of the city-wide closures taking effect in Antwerp, Belgium this week. The sale is the company’s third diamond sale of the year. Mountain Province cautioned that,... 

Precast concrete helps fast-track strategic platinum mine link

17th March 2020 Construction of a new access road to Marula Platinum Mine on the Eastern Limb of the Bushveld Complex in Limpopo is nearing completion. Jointly funded by Marula Platinum Mine and Roads Agency Limpopo, the new road will quickly and efficiently connect employees from surrounding communities, such... 

Hudbay and Waterton amend settlement agreement

17th March 2020 TSX- and NYSE-listed Hudbay Minerals and investment firm Waterton Global Resource Management on Tuesday announced that they have agreed to amend certain of the standstill provisions of the settlement agreement that they entered into last year. The parties have now agreed to increase the number... 

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