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Laser-induced fluorescence system introduced

18th July 2003 A joint company of the IMS Group and CommoDaS, Germany, MikroSort South Africa, has introduced a laser-induced fluorescence system (LIF) for rock identification and quality-control of raw materials ahead of processing. 

Mineral sands hopeful signs deal with East London export zone

By: Jill Stanford     18th July 2003 AUSTRALIAN mining company Mineral Commodities has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the East London Industrial Development Zone Corporation to take up a 30-ha site for the construction of an ilmenite smelter. 

Mining projects benefit from debt-relief funds

By: Marcel Chimwala     18th July 2003 Malawi – The Malawian government, which has received $1-billion in interim debt relief as part of the World Bank-sponsored Highly Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) initiative, has started using part of the funds for mining projects meant to uplift the country’s poor. 

Expansion to drive production target of more than a 100 000 oz a year

By: candice haase     4th July 2003 Early last month, Afrikander Lease’s (Aflease’s) carbon-in-leach (CIL) plant achieved a 95% recovery rate in the early phases of the commissioning of the plant. 

Four crushers for new plant

By: candice haase     4th July 2003 The heap-leaching techniques used previously by Afrikander Lease (Aflease) in its processing activity proved to be ineffective in attaining high yields. 

Second-phase UG2 progress at advanced stage of planning

By: elizabeth rebelo     27th June 2003 The metallurgical challenge of South Africa’s second-largest platinum company has for the past 34 years been somewhat greater than that of most of its peers – and remains so. 

SA technology for Dubai gold refinery

By: Deborah Spicer     27th June 2003 The Al Ghurair Giga refinery, which should be commissioned in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), by the end of the year, will be a showcase of South African technology. 

Competent-persons report soon for PGM project

By: Deborah Spicer     27th June 2003 A competent-persons report (CPR) for Aquarius Platinum’s Everest South project should be completed by the end of this month, indicates projects director Gordon Ramsay, noting that the Department of Minerals and Energy approved the mining licence and the environmental-management programme... 

SA-developed furnace finds global favour

By: Keith Campbell     13th June 2003 MINERALS processing and beneficiation science council Mintek has already earned some $800 000 from sales of its unique MinFurn carbon regeneration furnaces. 

SA minerals agency acquires new analyser technology

3rd June 2003 South African mineral and metallurgical agency Mintek has acquired a mineral-liberation analysers (MLA) from the Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre (JKMRC) in Australia. 

Code of mining conduct adopted in Peru

By: Keith Campbell     23rd May 2003 The National Society of Mining, Petroleum and Energy (SNMPE) of Peru recently presented its code of conduct for member companies, both local and foreign, in a high-profile ceremony in the capital, Lima. 

Mining sector rubber demand rises

23rd May 2003 Mining, marine and industrial rubber specialist Transvaal Rubber Company (Truco) has increased its industrial plant capacity by 30%, and will grow by a further 40% by the end of the year to keep up with demand from its mining customers. 

China floods trigger worries over metal output

20th May 2003 Floods in southern China, which have killed 40 people have sparked worries in metal markets that domestic output may be curtailed by disruptions to concentrate supplies, traders said yesterday. 

Cash-flow woes threaten empowerment tin hopeful

By: Joanne Delaurentis     2nd May 2003 Cash-flow problems experienced by black-controlled resources company Phamine Mining Holdings have resulted in the company’s Leeuwpoort smelter standing idle, CEO Johan de Witt informs Mining Weekly. 

Strong prospects for pyro division

By: zeena isaacs     18th April 2003 The pyro equipment division of Metso Minerals South Africa is on track to turnover R12-million worth of business this year, Mining Weekly can today report. 

The dragon awakens

By: Keith Campbell     21st March 2003 A new frontier is opening for international, including South African, mining companies. A name, very new and very old, is starting to create a buzz in the global industry. 

China's mining industry: the dragon awakens

By: Keith Campbell     21st March 2003 A new frontier is opening for international, including South African, mining companies.A name, very new and very old, is starting to create a buzz in the global industry. An ancient giant is undergoing a modern awakening. 

New furnace to raise ferrochrome output at Steelpoort operation

By: Keith Campbell     7th March 2003 The new submerged arc furnace which is under construction at ASA Metals’ ferrrochrome smelter operation at Steelpoort in Limpopo province will be operating at full capacity by May 2004 

Miner expects gold price to rise this year

28th February 2003 If the gold price rose past $450/oz to $500/oz during this year, Durban Roodepoort Deep (DRD) deputy CEO Ian Murray would not be surprised. 

Tanzanite mine expected to reach full tilt this year

By: Joanne Delaurentis     21st February 2003 The full commercial production of the three shafts at African Gem Resources (Afgem) tanzanite mine in Tanzania by July this year, will finally provide the company with the consistent supply and volumes it needs to penetrate the large jewellery markets of Japan and the US, says corporate affairs... 

Venetia debottlenecking has 10-day payback

By: Zonika Botha     21st February 2003 Diamond giant De Beers’ Venetia open-cast mine, in the Limpopo Province, is gearing up to increase its 2002 production levels from 4,6-million tons to 5,2-million tons this year, and to 6-million tons in 2004. 

Restructuring process sees local company repositioning

14th February 2003 As a result of a global restructuring within the Weir Group, Weir-EnviroTech, an East Rand manufacturer of pumps, valves and process equipment, is proud to announce that they are now part of the Weir Minerals Division. 

Dosing design possible for any application

14th February 2003 Metering or dosing pumps are said to be generally reliable and offer accurate and repeatable performance. 

Turnkey contractor appointed for R800m concentrator plant project

By: Zonika Botha     14th February 2003 Vhumbanani Projects, a new 50:50 joint-venture company between Dowding Reynard and Associates (DRA) and Townsend, Van der Walt and Partners (TWP), has been appointed as the engineering, procurement, construction and management (EPCM) contractor for Anglo Platinum’s R800-million... 

Explosives producer to expand its African focus in 2003

24th January 2003 After a successful year in which its international operations showed substantial improvement, African Explosives Limited (AEL) sees ongoing growth opportunities in Africa, and will continue to focus on this continent in 2003. 

Chile runs with bioleaching ball

By: Keith Campbell     17th January 2003 Bioleaching, the process that uses bacteria to help extract metal from ore, and which was perfected in South Africa, now seems set to be taken into the 21st Century through the exploitation of the dramatic advances in genetics, but in Chile, not South Africa. 

Global gold industry supports processing technology research

6th December 2002 The worlds’ leading gold companies are making significant investments in collaborative research and development aimed at tackling some of the key economic and sustainability issues that are pressuring current and future business returns, reports Amira International, an industry association... 

Modular jig design for industrial-scale plants

By: Keith Campbell     29th November 2002 THE jigging joint venture (JV) between Bateman Titaco and South African science council Mintek has launched its latest development, a fourth-generation industrial-scale modular jig. 

State extends its metallurgical hand

By: Zonika Botha     7th October 2002 The opening up of mineral rights and the subsequent opportunities this offers for black participation in a traditionally white-dominated sector is an exciting chapter in the South African mining, minerals and metallurgical industry. 

State extends its metallurgical hand

By: Zonika Botha     4th October 2002 The opening up of mineral rights and the subsequent opportunities this offers for black participation in a traditionally white-dominated sector is an exciting chapter in the South African mining, minerals and metallurgical industry. 

New hard-rock applications for grinding technology

By: Keith Campbell     6th September 2002 High Pressure Grinding Rolls, already well-established in diamond-mines across the world, are now being applied to harder rock ores thanks to improvements in the wear protection system design. 

SA's golden millennium shows Africa's deep mining roots

By: Keith Campbell     30th August 2002 AT the dawn of the Twenty-first century, South Africa’s single most valuable export is, again (it was briefly usurped by platinum) gold – just like it has been for the past one thousand years. 

Gold-mine gets R3m in agitators

By: nkolola halwindi     9th August 2002 Leader in mixing technology Lightnin Africa, formerly Aeromix, has completed the supply of agitators to Avgold’s Target gold-mine. 

SA a leader in gold-recovery tech

By: nkolola halwindi     9th August 2002 The South African gold-mining industry can be considered as a world leader in gold-recovery technology with the industry successfully employing carbon-in-pulp (CIP) pumpcell technology and recently embarking on projects to develop the hands-free gold production concept, observes gold... 

SA engineering group pursues CIS mining, processing projects

26th July 2002 South African company Bateman has recorded significant success in mining, minerals, oil and gas projects in the Commonwealth of Independent States to date. 

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. 

Richards Bay producer grows production base

By: Marius Roodt     12th July 2002 One of the world’s leading producers of titanium products, Richards Bay Minerals (RBM), of Kwazulu-Natal, foresees that increased competition could lead to an oversupply of feedstock to the titanium-dioxide(TiO2) pigment industry. 

Mozambique's first ilmenite mine on track

By: Marius Roodt     12th July 2002 Irish mining firm Kenmare Resources will be ranked as one of the top five titanium producers in the world once its Moma project in Mozambique comes on stream in 2004. 

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