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Minerals and Metals Processing, Smelting and Refining

Smelter expansion project announced

18th August 2006 Platinum miner Impala Plati-num (Implats) earlier this year announced an expansion to its mineral processes smelting facility which ultimately will increase its capacity to 2,8-million ounces of platinum a year, after taking into account addi-tional drying, converting and gascleaning capacity at... 

BEE group buys into mine project house

18th August 2006 Black-empowered Shanduka Resources, a subsidiary of the Shanduka group earlier this year announced that it had acquired a 25% share in Dowding Reynard & Associates (DRA) and Minerals Operations Executive (Minopex). 

Pyrometallurgy conference to showcase South Africa's smelting operations

By: Mariaan Webb     19th August 2005 South Africa’s first-of-a-kind international pyrometallurgy conference will be held from March 5 to 8, next year, at the Cradle of Humankind world heritage site, near Johannesburg, to showcase Southern Africa’s smelting operations. 

Key technologies being researched by local institution

By: Mariaan Webb     19th August 2005 Mineral and metallurgical technology specialist Mintek has been active in the field of developing technology to process low-grade sulphide ores, in order to make them economically viable. 

New roaster technology destined for South Africa

19th August 2005 Local metals and technology group Outokumpu Technology will supply novel fluidised bed technology to Southern Africa when it commissions a new roaster next year. 

Company at forefront of smelting technology

By: Mariaan Webb     19th August 2005 Due to the rich mineral resources found in South Africa, the local smelting industry is one of the largest of its kind in the world. 

Diamond-mine opts for new-generation sorting technology

19th August 2005 In a first for MikroSort opto-electronic sorting technology, four sorting machines are to be supplied to Namdeb at Oranjemund to recover diamonds from X-ray tailings. 

New division to supply modular gold plants to Tanzania

By: Mariaan Webb     19th August 2005 In conjunction with development fund partners operating under the Tanzanian government, local mineral-processing company Consulmet Process Solutions has formed an operational division, Uhuru Mining Ventures (UMV), to specialise in the procurement of modular gold plants for Tanzania. 

Gold refining and smelting giant looks abroad

19th August 2005 South Africa’s Rand Refinery Limited – the world’s biggest single-site gold refining and smelting complex – is wooing gold producers and generators of smelter feedstock beyond South Africa, in its on-going and energetic pursuit of new business, MD Alan Muir says. 

Newcomer turns electronic scrap into profit

By: Mariaan Webb     19th August 2005 Newcomer to the smelting and refining industry, Dezzo Metal Processors, which recently moved to a 4 000 m2 premises in Wadeville, east of Johannesburg, is positioning itself in the South African minera-l and metal-processing industry as secondary refiners and traders in precious metals. 

Ferrochrome producer to get world's largest furnace

By: Mariaan Webb     19th August 2005 One of the world’s largest ferrochrome producers, Hernic Ferrochrome, near Brits, in the North West, will soon boast the biggest ferrochrome furnace in the world, Johannesburg-based smelter design and construction company Metix MD Reinier Meyjes tells Mining Weekly. 

Smelting technology to compete with Chinese magnesium production

By: lauren rota     20th August 2004 To compete with the market-leading Chinese labour-intensive Pidgeon process for magnesium production – 

R8,2-billion joint venture establishes the world’s largest ferrochrome producer

20th August 2004 An R8,2-billion shared venture, named Xstrata-SA Chrome Venture, was established earlier this year by South Africa Chrome & Alloys (SA Chrome) and Xstrata SA.? 

Furnace rentals are fastest-growing line of business

By: lauren rota     20th August 2004 While turnkey projects might be the bulk of work handled by Midrand-based Thermopower Furnaces (TPF), rental contracts for its rotary kilns are rapidly increasing in numbers, sales and marketing manager Brendyn Fahy reports. 

Largest CIP plant in Africa to be completed by year end, South Africa

By: lauren rota     20th August 2004 Largest CIP plant in Africa to be completed by year end. 

SA mining is 78% export-based

By: System Author     22nd October 1999 Value-Addition to Precious Metals & Minerals 

Diamond-valuation impasse ends

By: System Author     22nd October 1999 Value-Addition to Precious Metals & Minerals 

Chicken-and-egg bedevils beneficiation

By: System Author     22nd October 1999 Value-addition to precious metals & minerals 

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