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Mining Services News

Maintenance procedures need attention

By: System Author     24th March 2000 Earthmoving and surface-mining equipment 

New models to fill gap

By: System Author     24th March 2000 Earthmoving and surface-mining equipment 

Big mine valves order

By: System Author     17th March 2000 Valve and actuator manufacturer RGR Technologies, of Kew, Gauteng, is completing an order for 59 valves and actuators worth R1,45-million for Avgold’s Target mine this month. 

Move towards full on-site contracts

By: System Author     10th March 2000 Maintenance 

New vehicle system for maintenance

By: System Author     10th March 2000 Maintenance 

Technology improves gold recovery

By: System Author     3rd March 2000 Mining in Africa 

Still out to prove that deep can be cheap

By: System Author     25th February 2000 The world’s largest gold company is still determined to prove that mining can be deep and cheap. 

New slip meter to improve furnace performance

By: System Author     18th February 2000 A first prototype electrode slip meter is one of the newest innovations from Mintek. 

Latest on in-stope drilling

By: System Author     18th February 2000 In an exclusive interview with Mining Weekly, Mine Mechanisation & Equipment MD Byron Christos laments the ‘abysmal’ advances in mining technology over the past 40 years. 

Latest local process technology shown

By: System Author     11th February 2000 Mining Millennium 2000 

Whole screening solution offered

By: System Author     11th February 2000 Mining Millennium 2000 

Target’s four 2000 projects

By: System Author     11th February 2000 Four main projects have been identified for Avgold’s Target gold-mine for the year 2000 – the access route, the refrigeration process, airways and stoping infrastructure. 

Pick-and-carry cranes for Bots diamond-mine

By: System Author     11th February 2000 Gauteng crane manufacturer Mobilift is undertaking an order for four pick-and-carry cranes for Botswana diamond company Debswana’s Orapa and Letlhakane mines. 

21st-century technology arriving

By: System Author     11th February 2000 Twenty-first century underground-mining technology is arriving, slowly but surely. 

Joint research makes PGM recoveries shine

By: System Author     11th February 2000 Platinum-group metals 

Platinum industry proves its mettle

By: System Author     11th February 2000 Platinum-group metals 

Distributor cracks South African blasting market

By: System Author     28th January 2000 Explosives & Non-Explosive Mining Methods 

Bridging the training gap

By: System Author     28th January 2000 Explosive & Non-Explosive Mining Methods 

These pictures tell more than a thousand words

By: System Author     10th December 1999 An exploration tool has been developed by Anglo American Technical Services to complement conventional methods of exploration. 

21st-century methods slowly gaining ground

By: System Author     10th December 1999 Anglogold 

New electronic detonator on way

By: System Author     10th December 1999 Explosives manufacturer African Explosives Limited is developing a new programmable electronic detonator that will be suited to all kinds of blasts. 

Enter the cyber coal miner

By: System Author     3rd December 1999 Sasol Coal and Fifth Dimension Technologies, of Pretoria, have successfully set virtual reality to revolutionise certain aspects of the South African mining industry training. 

World-first tunnelling tech

By: System Author     3rd December 1999 Nchwaning Manganese Expansion 

R8,5m contract for motors and drives

By: System Author     3rd December 1999 Morila Gold-Mine 

Company surveys its success

By: System Author     3rd December 1999 Nchwaning Manganese Expansion 

Mobile diamond-mining plant

By: System Author     19th November 1999 The small-scale diamond-mining sector could become a lucrative market for equipment manufacturers as many of the thousands of mining operations in Southern Africa are formalised. 

Platinum headgear being upgraded

By: System Author     19th November 1999 The headgear upgrade at Impala Platinum No 11 shaft is progressing well, with manufacturing already under way. 

Alliances sought with ‘juniors’

By: System Author     19th November 1999 Mining in Africa 

R50m budgeted for safety committee

By: System Author     19th November 1999 Health & Safety Awards 

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. 

Gold-mines neglecting systems, equipment

By: System Author     12th November 1999 Instrumentation & Control 

Deep-level vapour refrigeration

By: System Author     12th November 1999 Water-vapour-based refrigeration technology is proving to be the future choice for ecological and economical water chilling in deep-level mines. 

Ukraine coming to SA’s rescue

By: System Author     5th November 1999 The Ukraine’s top mine-rescue equipment manufacturer is investigating entry into the South African and wider African markets. 

Quarrying sector down by 30%

By: System Author     5th November 1999 Quarrying 

R10,5-million orders supplied

By: System Author     5th November 1999 Quarrying 

R50m processing plant

By: System Author     5th November 1999 Quarrying 

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