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Gem plant gets a bigger budget and better features

20th July 2001 Several improvements have been implemented on De Beers’ combined treatment plant, in Kimberley, Northern Cape, raising the project‘s value to R780-million. 

New high-speed impact crusher to be launched

20th July 2001 North West Province company Askari Mining & Equipment is set to launch new high-speed impact crusher technology on the local market. 

Top new mining technologies probed

By: Irma Venter     20th July 2001 Mining companies proving willing to introduce new technology, and to educate and empower their people in using this technology optimally, will continue mining far into this new century. 

Bioleaching plant commissioned in China

13th July 2001 Minerals technology research and development organisation Mintek, of Johannesburg, and its partner, BacTech Enviromet Corporation, of Canada, have announced that their custom bioleaching treatment plant – with initial capacity of 65 000 oz of gold a year in Shandong Province, People’s... 

Five thickeners ordered for N Cape gem plant

13th July 2001 East Rand company Baker Process has received an order from Fluor Daniel SA for a deep-cone paste thickener package, the first of its kind to be manufactured in South Africa. 

Illegal mining hits Ethiopia

13th July 2001 Ethiopia loses revenue worth $25-million a year due to illegal mining for gold, the Ethiopian mines and energy ministry has revealed. 

SA minnow sells flotation technology to Finnish giant

13th July 2001 Hitech software company Crusader Systems, of Pretoria and Stellenbosch, the developer of one of the first instrumentation and control products that converts froth image-analysis to useful plant measurements and controls, known as the FrothMaster, has sold the product to a subsidiary a Finnish... 

South African firms building DRC diamond-mine

6th July 2001 South Africans are in the throes of expanding a diamond-mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Mining Weekly can today report that Gauteng company Senet, of Edenvale on the East Rand, already has personnel on site at the mine situated in south-west DRC. 

Another empowerment boost from gem project

6th July 2001 Economic development in the Northern Cape has received a significant boost with the establishment of the R4-million Sedibeng diamond recovery plant situated on the perimeter of the dormant De Beers mine. 

Autodilution systems improve efficiency

22nd June 2001 Process equipment manufacturer GL&V Dorr-Oliver has installed and commissioned its first two DynaCharge autodilution systems in Southern Africa, at Ingwe Coal's Middelburg mine in Mpumalanga. 

Concentrator proves popular in ferrochrome processing

22nd June 2001 Increasing acceptance of Multotec Process Equipment's spiral concentrators in the ferrochrome industry has seen four installations of these spiral separation plants commissioned at Southern African and foreign mines over the past 18 months. 

R150m soda ash project

By: System Author     19th November 1999 Southern African soda ash producer Botash, of Botswana, is considering two projects which, together, could involve capital expenditure of up to R150-million. 

40% capacity leap under way

By: System Author     19th November 1999 Amplats 

Mineral processing, Western Cape

By: System Author     19th November 1999 The West Coast Investment Initiative, one of eight spatial development initiatives, has made significant progress with economic development initiatives in the industrial, agricultural, fishing and tourism sectors, since May 1997. 

15% cost cut expected

By: System Author     29th October 1999 Foskor Extension 8 

Dry-mill phosphates first

By: System Author     29th October 1999 Foskor 

Highest throughput

By: System Author     29th October 1999 Foskor 

SA taking zircon downstream

By: System Author     15th October 1999 A new home-grown processing technology could see South Africa earning millions of rands more from its 

Put a rock in your oven . . .

By: System Author     24th September 1999 Microwaving rock: the latest recipe in metallurgy kitchen 

New Cape research facility

By: System Author     17th September 1999 A depressant research facility to characterise and investigate the use of polymeric 

Marine process plant contract

By: System Author     16th July 1999 The contract to design the process plant for Namibian Minerals Corporation’s (Namco)‚ Mark II vessel, which is planned to be operating off the diamond-rich west coast of Southern Africa by the middle of next year, has been awarded to Dowding Reynard and Associates (DRA) of... 

Total mineral-processing solution

By: System Author     16th July 1999 Complete mineral-processing solutions are provided by Outokumpu in the form of physical separation, flotation, and dewatering technology, as well as analysers and automation systems. The company’s Carpco division is an innovator and leader in the recovery of titanium and associated minerals... 

Put up or close, Maduna warns small-scale miners

By: System Author     30th April 1999 South Africa’s thousands of small-time, illegal miners will be forced into legality over the next few years or face losing the source of their livelihoods. Speaking at the launch of the National Small-Scale Mining Development Framework, Minerals and Energy Minister Dr Penuell Maduna said... 

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