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Opencast Mining

Machinery maintenance key to mitigating downtime

By: Nadine Ramdass     6th May 2022 Machine downtime – particularly for drill rigs – significantly impacts on the opencast mining industry, with the loss in productivity caused by scheduled and unscheduled downtime resulting in significant revenue losses for mining companies. Therefore, companies must prioritise the mitigation and... 

Supplier triples fleet as rains plague mines

6th May 2022 Flooding of openpit mines and quarries has become widespread following intense and unseasonal rainfall in many parts of South Africa recently, demanding added dewatering capacity. Dewatering pump specialist Integrated Pump Rental MD Lee Vine says that the rains have had a dire effect on many... 

Sorting tech unlocks value from tainted material

6th May 2022 Lithium mines often face the challenge of basalt contamination. The Mt Cattlin openpit lithium concentrate, or spodumene, mine uses a two-stage crushing system followed by dense medium separation (DMS) gravity recovery as the primary spodumene concentration process. Owing to basalt’s high density... 

An image of Galaxy Resources process enhancement coordinator Scott Green
SCOTT GREEN The TOMRA PRO Secondary Laser has exceeded Galaxy Resources' expectation

Electronic detonators ensure effective blasting

By: Nadine Ramdass     6th May 2022 Opencast mines have to contend with rising costs as they go deeper. Efficiency is required to contain these costs and remain profitable, which is offered by digital technology such as blast planning software and electronic detonation systems. Electronic detonator systems, such as mining... 

An image of BME's new AXXIS Titanium
AXXIS TITANIUM BME's new detonator system offers many benefits

Sintech

6th May 2022 Sintech proudly services and supports a range of high-quality, original-equipment products imported from around the globe such as: Industrial Clutch 

Sintech

Pre-owned equipment demand spikes

By: Nadine Ramdass     6th May 2022 The Covid-19 pandemic, and its related impacts, has caused severe delays for mining companies procuring new opencast mining machinery. As a result, mines and related contractors have turned to purchasing pre-owned equipment. Since the beginning of the pandemic, mining contractors have experienced... 

An image of EarthCon Equipment's CAT 769D
BRIDGING THE GAP Mines have turned to pre-owned machinery as pandemic-related impacts delay new machinery procuremen

Company adds to its diversified product offering

6th May 2022 Leading openpit mining company Afrimat – a producer of industrial minerals, bulk commodities and construction materials – in December made an acquisition in the phosphate and rare earth minerals space. Afrimat acquired mining and fertiliser company Glenover Phosphate for a total purchase... 

Proactive measures ensure targets are reached

By: Nadine Ramdass     6th May 2022 Coal mining company Canyon Coal ensures that its Khanye Colliery, in Bronkhorstspruit, Gauteng, follows a proactive approach to managing and mitigating the impacts of potential challenges. Implementing precautionary measures has enabled the colliery to continuously mine and process 200 000 t a... 

An image of mining operations at the Khanye Colliery
COAL TO GROW The coal industry significantly contributes to the local economy

East Manganese achieves first ore

By: Claire O'Reilly     22nd October 2021 Investment company Menar's first manganese asset, the East Manganese mine, located near Hotazel, in the Northern Cape, mined ore for the first time in September.  

A birds eye view shot of the East Manganese mine in the Northern Cape of South Africa
MANGANESE PLEASE East Manganese is an opencast mining operation with a 900 000 t reserve and is estimated to have a life-of-mine of two-and-a-half years

Illegal sand mines continue to profit

By: Claire O'Reilly     22nd October 2021 Statistics released by the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) inaccurately reflect the volume of illegal mining operations in South Africa, says mining industry body Aspasa (formerly Aggregate and Sand Producers of Southern Africa).  

Image of sand blowing of the back of an open truck at a mine
DIRTY DEALINGS Illegal sand and aggregate mining threatens the financial sustainability of legal operations

Beowolf Mining

22nd October 2021 With over 15 years’ experience in supplying drilling tools and drill rigs to mining operations in Southern Africa, Beowolf Mining is widely recognised as one of the top suppliers of rock drilling tools in the industry. Positioned as a strategic supplier for the mining and quarrying industry,... 

Beowolf Mining

Victor Industrial Equipment

22nd October 2021 Victor Industrial Equipment, which has been serving the mining industry for more than 80 years, is an electrical connector manufacturer which supplies a range of products to suit the mining industry’s needs.  Their product range includes electrical connectors for underground and open-pit... 

Victor Industrial Equipment

Solutions on offer for entire mining chain

22nd October 2021 From the beginning of mining operations to the end-of-life, distributor of bearings, power transmission and allied products in Southern Africa Bearings International (BI) has products that service the entire mining value chain.  

A picture of a conveyor application for mining
ABB TAIL GEAR REDUCER Used in critical conveyor applications, feeding coal into the wash plant

Market responds well to high-pressure pumps

By: Claire O'Reilly     22nd October 2021 High-head pumps are the workhorses of many fluid control systems, and their role can often be mission-critical in dewatering applications in construction and mining, where the control and removal of surface water is a primary safety concern, says industrial equipment manufacturer Atlas Copco... 

A picture of a centrifugal pump used in mining
High Head PAC H108 A centrifugal pump used for water transfer in the oil and gas sector, quarrying and surface mining, as well as construction and municipal applications

New RC sampling option available

22nd October 2021 Supplier of equipment, tools, parts, services, digital solutions and sustainability-driving technologies for the mining industry Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions is introducing a new reverse circulation (RC) sampling option for its Leopard DI650i down-the-hole (DTH) drill rig. The new RC... 

Picture of a Sandvik Leopard DI650i drilling system on an opencast mine
SANDVIK LEOPARD DI650i Leopard DI650i with the RC drilling system is also easily mobilized for relocation, offering a valuable asset for streamlining mine operations

Miner’s plans bolstered by positive gold market

30th April 2021 Dual-listed major Gold Fields’ subsidiary Gold Fields Ghana (GFG) is always seeking opportunities to expand its portfolio within the West Africa region, explains  Gold Fields executive VP and West Africa head Alfred Baku. “Gold has performed very well on the global market since 2020, which could,... 

ALFRED BAKU
Gold Fields is optimistic that Tarkwa, Damang and Asanko will not experience any material interruptions in 2021
ALFRED BAKU Gold Fields is optimistic that Tarkwa, Damang and Asanko will not experience any material interruptions in 2021

New excavator hits local shores

By: Darren Parker     30th April 2021 Original-equipment manufacturer (OEM) Bell Equipment, which through its Southern African distribution network is the exclusive distributor of Japanese OEM Kobelco excavators in Southern Africa, has introduced the tenth-generation Kobelco SK220XD excavator to South Africa. Bell Equipment marketing... 

LOADED
The SK220XD-10 is loaded with features not usually found in 20 t machines
LOADED The SK220XD-10 is loaded with features not usually found in 20 t machines

New drill promises better efficiency

By: Darren Parker     30th April 2021 Original-equipment manufacturer Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions launched its new Top Hammer XL large-hole drilling system for large-scale surface mining and quarry applications through a global virtual event on March 24. The new machines are available to order, with the first machines ready for... 

GETTING HAMMERED The Top Hammer XL drilling system expands the hole size range of top hammer drilling up to 178 MM
GETTING HAMMERED The Top Hammer XL drilling system expands the hole size range of top hammer drilling up to 178 MM

Minetec Smart Mining

By: Yolande Botes     30th April 2021 Minetec Smart Mining (Pty) Ltd. is an inter- national information technology company that aims to revolutionize the mining sector by providing smart and comprehensive solutions that optimize management, operation and communication processes. These solutions range from automated resource... 

Minetec Smart Mining

Menar extends opencast coal operations

By: Darren Parker     30th April 2021 Mineral resources investment group Menar’s subsidiary Canyon Coal is ploughing ahead with plans to begin the development of two new coal mines – De Wittekrans near Hendrina, in Mpumalanga, and Bekezela Colliery in Springs, Gauteng – this year. Menar MD Vuslat Bayoglu said in a statement issued in... 

WIDENING PROSPECTS
Several opencast mine exptensions are currently being planned and developed by Menar’s coal mining subsidiaries
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WIDENING PROSPECTS Several opencast mine exptensions are currently being planned and developed by Menar’s coal mining subsidiaries

Demand high for automated fuel system

By: Darren Parker     30th April 2021 Since the launch of a fuel automation system at the Investing in African Mining Indaba in February last year, mining technology company Minetec Smart Mining has seen significant demand for the technology. The fuel automation system allows for the management of fuel allocation and expenditure to... 

OGUZ KICIROGLU Diesel is the lifeblood of opencast mining operations
OGUZ KICIROGLU Diesel is the lifeblood of opencast mining operations

Phased approach key for digital twin adoption

By: Mamaili Mamaila     23rd October 2020 It is important that the creation of a digital twin be conducted in stages, with every stage building on the previous one, drone survey and inspection specialist Rocketmine business development manager Devon Hasenbroek tells Mining Weekly. A digital twin is a digital replica of an operation that... 

HIGH PRECISION
Setting up a digital twin in mining operations starts with a really accurate high-resolution three-dimensional model of the mine or asset in question
HIGH PRECISION Setting up a digital twin in mining operations starts with a really accurate high-resolution three-dimensional model of the mine or asset in question

Aspasa weighs in on corruption

23rd October 2020 Surface mining industry association the Aggregate and Sand Producers Association of Southern Africa (Aspasa) has thrown its full weight behind mining industry employers’ organisation the Minerals Council South Africa’s call for visible leadership in the eradication of corruption. 

NICO PIENAAR 
Smaller miners feel the brunt of such corruption more quickly, as they have limited resources and are often less resilient than larger mines
NICO PIENAAR Smaller miners feel the brunt of such corruption more quickly, as they have limited resources and are often less resilient than larger mines

Dealer maintains Northern Cape stronghold

23rd October 2020 Atlas Copco dealer Zenith Mining and Industrial Supplies recently secured an order from one of their longstanding key mining customers in the Northern Cape for the supply of five Atlas Copco HiLight light-emitting-diode (LED) H5+ light towers mounted on double axles. 

AHEAD OF THE CURVE 
By ensuring that the dealership keeps up to date with the latest technology from Atlas Copco, Zenith now supplies the mine with the “cutting-edge” compact and efficient HiLight LED units
AHEAD OF THE CURVE By ensuring that the dealership keeps up to date with the latest technology from Atlas Copco, Zenith now supplies the mine with the “cutting-edge” compact and efficient HiLight LED units

Companies to advance wireless monitoring systems

23rd October 2020 Wireless industrial monitoring systems provider Ackcio announced this month that it has joined forces with US-based global Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and cloud technology company sensemetrics. This alignment, Ackcio believes, supports its goal of providing advanced data analytics and... 

Realise the true potential of your site with Rocketmine

23rd October 2020 Mine surveyors are often concerned that drone technology will make their current jobs redundant. At Rocketmine, nothing could be further from the truth.  Rocketmine’s latest drone technology powers a company’s data value chain, allowing all departments the benefit of an unlimited single source of... 

Realise the true potential of your site with Rocketmine

thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions South Africa

23rd October 2020 Diversified industrial group thyssenkrupp has extensive experience in materials handling and minerals processing circuits, as well as the service support of its own manufactured equipment.  A fully-owned subsidiary of thyssenkrupp, headquartered in Essen, Germany, thyssen-krupp Industrial... 

thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions South Africa

Victor Industrial Equipment

23rd October 2020 Victor Industrial Equipment (VIE), is an electrical connectors manufacturer with more than 80 years’ experience in the mining industry. We are at the forefront of innovative designs and supply a range of products to suit the mining industry’s needs. Technical support, international certification,... 

Victor Industrial Equipment

Collision avoidance system installed, investment on track for Menar

By: Mamaili Mamaila     23rd October 2020 Mining investment firm Menar recently procured a collision avoidance system (CAS), which has been installed in all the company’s opencast mobile equipment, notes Menar chairperson Mpumelelo Mkhabela. 

A BIT OF EVERYTHING 
Menar is considering other diversification avenues while developing its coal and anthracite projects
A BIT OF EVERYTHING Menar is considering other diversification avenues while developing its coal and anthracite projects

Miner implements enterprise, supplier development

By: Halima Frost     1st May 2020 Ranked as one of the top five coal miners in South Africa, diversified miner Exxaro Resources has sought to implement leading practices in enterprise and supplier development  across the company’s core functional areas. Exxaro currently supplies local and domestic markets with thermal,... 

STEADFAST
Exxaro's Belfast operation if one of its numerous opencast mines adding to its large coal contribution in South Africa
STEADFAST Exxaro's Belfast operation if one of its numerous opencast mines adding to its large coal contribution in South Africa

Autonomous rig to boost safety, efficacy

By: Halima Frost     1st May 2020 Drilling and blasting contractor Blasting & Excavating (B&E) intends to add the REL C650 series of autonomous drill rigs to its portfolio to offer a higher level of safety and efficacy to the opencast operations it services. The first rig is being manufactured in India and will be handed over to... 

PARAMOUNT PARNERSHIPS
B&E partners with Paramount Equipment to maximise its efficacy in supply
PARAMOUNT PARNERSHIPS B&E partners with Paramount Equipment to maximise its efficacy in supply
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