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Colleen Smith

Global, local pressures squeeze firms

14th July 2006 South Africa has developed a strong steel industry as part of the strategy to be self sufficient in key sectors. 

Obuasi Gold Mine,Ghana

27th May 2005 Name: Obuasi Gold Mine. Location: Located 200 km north-west of Accra, in Ghana. Brief history: Ashanti Goldfields was founded in 1897 to develop a mining concession at the Obuasi operations. Ashanti Goldfields and AngloGold merged in April 2004, and the Obuasi mine is now owned by AngloGold... 

Kiruna Iron Ore Mine,Sweden

20th May 2005 Name: Kiruna iron-ore-mine. Location: Located in Northern Sweden. Brief history: Mining at Kiruna began over 100 years ago and today it is the world’s largest iron-ore-mine. Brief description: An underground operation that employs 1 800 people, of which 400 work in the mine. Products:... 

Impala Platinum Mine, South Africa

6th May 2005 Name: Impala Platinum mine. Location: Located on the Impala lease area on the western limb of the Bushveld Complex, in the North West Province. Brief history: Impala has over 30 years’ experience in mining, processing and refining the platinum-bearing deposits of the Bushveld Complex.... 

Falcondo Mine, Santo Domingo

29th April 2005 Name: Falcondo Mine Location: Located in the town of Bonao, 80 km north of the capital, Santo Domingo, in the Dominican Republic Brief history: Falcondo started up in 1971 and today employs 2 100 people. In 1989, the company established the nonprofit Falconbridge Foundation that has, over the... 

Amandelbult Section, South Africa

22nd April 2005 Name: Amandelbult Section. Location: Located near Northam, in the North West Province. Brief description: Amandelbult section, together with Rustenburg and Union sections, forms Rustenburg Platinum Mines. Amandelbult Section comprises two vertical shafts and produces mostly platinum, but also... 

Potgietersrust Platinums Limited, South Africa

15th April 2005 Name: Potgietersrust Platinums Limited (PPRust). Location: Located in Mokopane, in the Limpopo Province. Brief history: In 1925, Potgietersrust Platinums was one of the more prominent companies exploring to exploit the deposits of the Bushveld Complex. Brief description: PPRust consists of two... 

Burton Coal Mine, Australia

8th April 2005 Name: Burton coal-mine. Location: Located 150 km south-west of Mackay in Queensland, Australia. Brief history: The mine was initially developed as a joint venture between Portman Mining and Thiess Contractors and produced its first coal in November 1996. In 1999, Germany’s RAG Coal... 

Lihir Gold Mine, Papua New Guinea

1st April 2005 Location: Located on the island of Lihir, in Papua New Guinea’s New Ireland Province, about 700 km north-east of Port Moresby. Brief history: Exploration began in 1983, and has since defined several adjacent and partly overlapping deposits; Lienetz, Minifie, Coastal and Kapit, with adjacent... 

Sudbury Mines, Canada

25th March 2005 Location: Located in the Sudbury area of northern Ontario, Canada. Brief history: Falconbridge has been mining nickel-copper ores in the Sudbury area since 1928. Today, the operations consist of underground mines, a mill and a smelter, which are spread throughout the 90-kilometre-wide... 

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