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Drilling and Tunnelling News

New resin roofbolt used at Amandelbult mine

10th December 2010 Manufacturer and supplier of mining construction products DSI South Africa has supplied platinum-mining company Anglo Platinum's Amandelbult mine, near Northam, in Limpopo, with its new DD 25-mm resin roofbolt for underground rock support. 

Thembelani men and materials shaft at 1 074 m

By: Tracy Hancock     10th December 2010 Platinum-mining company Anglo Platinum reports that the men-and-materials shaft at the Thembelani two project, which is still in the execution phase, is currently 1 074 m deep. The shaft has a planned depth of 1 178 m and is scheduled for completion in July 2011. Its pillar inner core removal... 

R20-million turnkey contract for Mototolo mine

By: Tracy Hancock     10th December 2010 Engineering projects firm TWP has been awarded a R20-million turnkey contract for a new materials handling system at the Mototolo mine's concentrator, scheduled for completion in February 2011. The platinum-group metals mine is a joint venture (JV) between platinum-mining company Anglo Platinum... 

Rio Tinto will spend C$10m on Sudbury underground mining research centre

By: Liezel Hill     26th November 2010 Diversified miner Rio Tinto will invest C$10-million over five years to set up a Centre for Underground Mine Construction in Canada, the group announced late on Thursday. The new facility will be based at the Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation (CEMI) in Sudbury, Ontario, and will focus... 

Technology seen as key to future of mining – Albanese

By: Esmarie Iannucci     3rd November 2010 Finding easily accessible resources would become increasingly difficult as global demand continued to grow, but Rio Tinto CEO Tom Albanese said that it was premature to speculate about mineral depletion. Albanese, who was speaking at the China Overseas Investment Fair, said that the earth’s... 

Developments imminent in rock breaking methods

By: Beth Shirley     17th April 2009 The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) mining technology research development manager Declan Vogt says that the organisation aims to dedicate research to novel rock breaking methods, such as electric discharge drilling. 

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