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DRC mine concentrates deliver first payment

15th November 2002 Australian company Anvil Mining has received the first cash flow payment from the delivery of Dikulushi copper-silver concentrates from its Dikulushi project located in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to the Ongopolo smelter in Namibia. 

Hydraulic rigs operational at quarry

15th November 2002 Two Furukawa HCR12 hydraulic drill rigs are being supplied for drilling at Willow Quarries outside Pretoria. 

Manganese mine installs a new spectrometer

15th November 2002 Assmang Black Rock mine installed a Jobin Yvon, Ultima 2, ICP spectrometer from Wirsam Scientific. 

$20m tanzanite-mine nears completion

By: vanessa vasques     19th July 2002 Mine development at the tanzanite mine located in Block C of the concession in Merelani in Northern Tanzania for gemstone company Afgem is drawing to a close and is expected to be completed by September this year. 

Bullish future for Tanzanian gold-mine

By: vanessa vasques     19th July 2002 Modifications to the flotation plant at the Bulyanhulu gold-mine in Tanzania which have recently been completed and are set to increase mine capacity and lower production costs. 

Diamond, gold-mines embrace Oz gravity-separation solution

By: vanessa vasques     19th July 2002 From humble beginnings in the back-yard of those that established it, Gekkos Systems, which specialises in gold and diamond gravity-separation processes, is today a multimillion-dollar company bringing innovative technology to the mining industry across the world. 

Southern Africa coordinates its sustainable-development efforts

By: vanessa vasques     19th July 2002 Released in April this year, the Mining, Minerals and Sustainable Development (MMSD) report for the Southern African region includes recommendations on how best the mining and minerals sector can contribute to the regional move to sustainable development. 

Dry-mining systems in demand in Africa

By: vanessa vasques     19th July 2002 German-based materials-handling company MAN Takraf Fordertechnik, which has a subsidiary company, MAN Takraf South Africa, based in Johannesburg, has been awarded a contract to construct an overland conveying system at Tobene in Senegal. 

Platinum producer prolongs its life with Zimbabwe deal

19th July 2002 Platinum mining company Aquarius Platinum South Africa (AQPSA) has been notified by the Department of Minerals and Energy (DME) that its environmental management programme (EMP) for operations at Marikana has been approved in full. 

New screen meets Africa's diamond-mining needs

19th July 2002 A new small multislope screen has been developed locally by IMS Engineering to meet the needs of the local and African diamond industry. 

Ghanaian gold resource upgrade completed

19th July 2002 Australian mining firm Red Back Mining announced in May this year a resource inventory upgrade for the Chirano gold project in Ghana comprising indicated and inferred resources of 26,77-million tons grading 2,2 g/t for 1 873 000 oz. 

DRC copper/silver-mine more than half complete

19th July 2002 Australian mining company Anvil Mining says it is pleased with the significant progress which has taken place thus far on the development of the Dikulushi copper- and silver-mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). 

African expansion continues

19th July 2002 South African-based African Explosives Limited (AEL), which is reportedly Africa’s leading explosives producer, is moving into new markets in west and east Africa as it strengthens its focus on being the major supplier of explosives products, services and solutions to the mining industry... 

Finance for Moz mineral-sands project secured by year-end

By: vanessa vasques     19th July 2002 What is being called one of the most exciting and one of the largest mineral sands deposits in the world, the Moma Titanium project in Mozambique is well under way to being financed. 

Exploration firm sinks its teeth into SADC

By: vanessa vasques     19th July 2002 Specialist shaft-sinking, mine development and exploration company Murray & Roberts RUC is continuing its activities on the African continent and, based on current trends, looks set to expand in Africa and further afield. 

Chamber supports principles of Bill

By: vanessa vasques     19th July 2002 Representative of the mining industry, the Chamber of Mines of South Africa, has come out in support of the recent changes made to the new Minerals and Petroleum Development Bill. 

Resource upgrade for Egyptian gold project

By: vanessa vasques     19th July 2002 Drilling to upgrade the present gold resource is well under way at the Sukari gold project in Egypt with all completed holes intersecting mineralisation. 

Rock winder refurbished at Zambian copper-mine

19th July 2002 Specialist winder consulting firm Dowding, Reynard & Associates Technical Services (Drats) has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) contract to direct the refurbishment and upgrade of a Koepe rock winder underground at the Mopani copper-mines in Zambia. 

Engineering contractor to reap rewards in 2002

By: Joanne Delaurentis     25th January 2002 Last year was a difficult one for engineering contractor Bateman in the minerals and metals sector despite securing a number of large projects for the future, says chief executive Dr John Herselman. 

Mapping Africa's mines and minerals: is the Dark Continent seeing the light?

25th January 2002 Africa possesses enormous mineral wealth: 99% of the world's chrome reserves, 85% of platinum reserves, 70% of tantalite reserves, 68% of cobalt and 54% of gold. 

Free-state gold-mine spends R1,3-million on new rockbreakers

25th January 2002 Local company Osborn netted a R1, 3 million order for three SLS 300 rock-breakers to be employed at Avgold’s Target gold-mine in Welkom. 

Feasibility of DRC copper-mine in balance

By: Joanne Delaurentis     25th January 2002 Mining of what is thought to be the largest high-quality copper sulphide orebody in the world could get under way in the next few years, says Kumba Resources GM Ernst Venter. 

Tanzanite beats its mining blues

By: Joanne Delaurentis     25th January 2002 One-fifth of the price of a sapphire and a thousand times more rare than a diamond, Tanzania’s violet-blue gemstone is set to take the world market by storm. 

African designs for African mines

By: Joanne Delaurentis     25th January 2002 ‘African designs for African mines’ is the slogan behind Boart Longyear’s South Africa capital equipment division strategy, developing custom-made mining equipment for specific South African applications, says CEO Alistair McGillivray. 

SA gold-mine awards shaft-sinking contract

25th January 2002 The specialist shaft-sinking and development division of international mining contracting company RUC, has secured a contract for the excavation, access development and support of a refrigeration plant at the Gold Fields East Driefontein Mine No. 5 Shaft, some 60 km south-west of Johannesburg. 

New marine diamond-mining and processing technologies

25th January 2002 Local company IMS Engineering, together with its overseas partners Kawasaki and CommoDas, has introduced new technologies which enhance the processing and liberation of diamonds from the sea bed. 

Glittering year for SA gold giant thanks to Mali gold mines

By: Joanne Delaurentis     25th January 2002 Gold producer AngloGold’s operations in Africa have experienced a bumper year, with the company’s greatest successes being in Mali, reports regional manager Peter Turner. 

Jig plant at colliery a South African first

16th November 2001 Local project management and engineering company Dowding Reynard and Associates (DRA) has been awarded a contract to build a plant to upgrade run-of-mine (Rom) material ahead of the washing plant at Optimum Colliery, in Mpumalanga. 

New loader for Middelburg mine

16th November 2001 Mpumalanga colliery Middelburg Mine Services has a new LeTourneau L-1800 front-end loader which holds the distinction of being the largest of its kind in Africa. 

Screening company boosts capacity

16th November 2001 Leading mining contract screening company Ruslyn Mining has strengthened its operating capacity by acquiring new equipment and by reallocating existing screening plants to service newly-awarded contracts. 

Diamond-mine fitted with new crusher

16th November 2001 Diamond giant De Beers’ Venetia mine has replaced its last existing crusher with a Kawasaki Cybas Cone crusher from IMS Engineering. 

A world leader in minerals and metals projects

16th November 2001 A number of projects and studies for clients operating in South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Botswana is reinforcing Kvaerner SA as a world leader in the engineering and construction of minerals and metals projects, associated director of business development Ed Aylmer reports. 

'Blood Test' keeps machines running

16th November 2001 Providing ‘blood tests’ for on-site machinery, Shell’s eQuip onsite service (exploiting an on-site analysis system) will help mine-site operations pre-empt and avoid costly downtime and lengthen the life of the machines through preventative maintenance. 

German supplier flourishes in South African mining sector

16th November 2001 Since the introduction of the G2000 methanometer in 1983, Gesellschaft f 

$500m project on track for 2002

By: Zonika Botha     16th November 2001 The bankable feasibility study (BFS) into the $500-million Corridor Sands titanium project near Chibuto in the Gaza province of Southern Mozambique is well under way and should be completed by April next year, Mining Weekly can today report. 

Firm wins contracts worth R51-million

By: Zonika Botha     16th November 2001 Local company Concor Engineering has been awarded two contracts worth R51-million by Murray & Roberts Engineering Solutions, formerly known as JCI Projects, on behalf of Anglo American’s Tati Nickel mining company in Botswana. 

Green light for $38-million platinum expansion

By: Zonika Botha     16th November 2001 Not having the luxury of extensive ore reserves in South Africa, mining companies have little choice but to explore growth avenues elsewhere. 

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