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Platinum Group Metals News

Novel hoppers tip on move

By: System Author     19th November 1999 Amplats 

Some planning software for all mines

By: System Author     19th November 1999 Amplats 

Limited diamond edition

By: System Author     5th November 1999 In an aggressive move to promote the global sale of diamonds, diamond-mining giant De Beers has teamed up with jewellers around the world to increase the sale of diamonds at the turn of the century. 

Impala Platinum, South Africa

By: System Author     22nd October 1999 Mine 

Another big platinum decline being planned

By: System Author     15th October 1999 There are some big mining and metallurgical projects on the verge of approval at buoyant platinum producer Impala, which is situated near Rustenburg in the North West Province. 

Kroondal XV becomes Kroondal XI

By: System Author     1st October 1999 Kroondal Platinum Mines has reduced their management team to only 11 or a soccer team. 

Platinum outsourcing opportunity

By: System Author     1st October 1999 Contract Mining & Outsourcing 

SA jewellery spirit is willing but the flesh needs strengthening

By: System Author     1st October 1999 South African–Italian workshops on jewellery machinery have been held in Johannesburg and Cape Town in an effort to reduce the acknowledged gap between Italian and South African jewellery manufacture. 

Eastern Platinum Mine, South Africa

By: System Author     1st October 1999 Mine 

R600m a year for platinum

By: System Author     17th September 1999 The world’s second-largest platinum producer, Implats, is planning to up its capital expenditure to R600-million a year over the next few years as it prepares for production growth. 

Messina platinum to begin Jan 2000

By: System Author     17th September 1999 Development of the Messina platinum-mine in the Northern Province will begin in January next year, following the signing of a deal between Canadian listed SouthernEra Resources and Impala Platinum (Implats). 

Nkomati Mine, South Africa 

By: System Author     17th September 1999 Mine 

Africa’s platinum people get set for the Platinum Century

By: System Author     10th September 1999 The amazing story of the Bafokeng and the world’s most promising precious metal. 

The precious metal that has given a nation its finest hour

By: System Author     10th September 1999 The majority of the 300 000-strong Royal Bafokeng Nation still live in their traditional national area, north of the Magaliesberg, near Rustenburg in what is now the North West Province of South Africa. 

Law proves to be Bafokeng’s strongest traditional weapon

By: System Author     10th September 1999 Although the relations of the Royal Bafokeng Nation with the mining companies can today be 

Gold and lions to strengthen each other

By: System Author     10th September 1999 Gold and lions will come together at the Johannesburg zoo at a new lion enclosure costed at R6-million, which will include a gold and lion shop featuring South African designed and manufactured gold jewellery. 

Platinum producer prepares

By: System Author     3rd September 1999 The world’s leading platinum producer, Amplats, has recommitted itself to a further 350 000 oz expansion programme by 2003 as it prepares for the ‘platinum century’. 

Nike, watch out . . .

By: System Author     3rd September 1999 . . . here come the branded precious metals and minerals 

Rustenburg Platinum Mines, South Africa

By: System Author     3rd September 1999 Mine 

Lean operating approach sinks in

By: System Author     27th August 1999 Drilling, tunnelling and shaftsinking 

Karee Mine, South Africa

By: System Author     27th August 1999 Mine 

It’s about marketing, stupid!

By: System Author     20th August 1999 The post-gold era has dawned in the form of a platinum-dominated mining industry but, differently to its predecessor, the South African platinum industry has a massive marketing strategy in place that is bound to make it a price-maker, not a price-taker. 

The great platinum story

By: System Author     13th August 1999 South Africa this year celebrates 75 years since the discovery in 1924 of the largest platinum reserve in the world in the Bushveld Complex, Northern Province. 

News coin could use 100t of SA gold

By: System Author     13th August 1999 Gold 

Refinery starts with semis

By: System Author     13th August 1999 Gold 

Gold brands to be launched

By: System Author     13th August 1999 Gold 

Platinum catching gold

By: System Author     13th August 1999 Editorial 

Kroondal Platinum Mines, South Africa

By: System Author     30th July 1999 Name: Kroondal Platinum Mines. Location: The mine is located 90 km west of Pretoria, in the Bushveld Complex of South Africa, adjacent to the world-class Rustenburg operation, the largest platinum-group metal (PGM) producer in the world. Brief description: The mine comprises two blocks of mineral... 

New platinum shafts

By: System Author     23rd July 1999 With two of Eastern Platinum’s three inclines nearing the end of their life, the mine, near Brits in the North West Province, has embarked on a R104-million project to sink the Newman twin incline shafts. The platinum activities of Lonmin (previously Lonhro) as contained in Lonmin Platinum... 

India to train ten SA jewellers

By: System Author     9th July 1999 On the initiative of the South African High Commission in India, Jerry Matsila, ten South Africans from the North West Province will be trained by experts at the University of New Delhi in jewellery design and manufacture. Funded by the Indian Technical Education Commission, the programme will be... 

Respect margins at all costs, says Evans

By: System Author     2nd July 1999 Contractors must be effective and efficient, and optimise their core-competences if they are to make a decent profit, and margins must be respected at all costs. This simple philosophy, followed by Kroondal Platinum Mine (KPM) MD Dave Evans, is the foundation on which the R310-million greenfields... 

KPM eyes Marikana project

By: System Author     2nd July 1999 Exploration is under way to check the size of the ore reserve at Aquarius Platinum’s newly-acquired Marikana site near Brits in the North West Province, fuelling speculation among South Africa’s investment and mining communities about the future of Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed... 

R310m and ten months later

By: System Author     2nd July 1999 In just ten months, the entire R310-million construction phase at Kroondal Platinum Mine (KPM) in the North West Province has been completed. Although KPM’s management structure has been credited for setting the framework for the project’s success, detailed planning by project manager... 

Total mining solution sought

By: System Author     2nd July 1999 The Kroondal Platinum Mine (KPM) project has led to a radical change in operating philosophy for shaftsinking company Cementation Mining, which has been called on by its client to conduct the underground mining operations at the greenfield project in the North West Province. KPM supplies fixed... 

R34m saved on project

By: System Author     2nd July 1999 An integrated solution to a specific project is what project manager and plant designer Dowding Reynard & Associates (DRA), in conjunction with Kroondal Platinum Mine (KPM), has developed for the greenfield project near Rustenburg in the North West Province. DRA has been involved since the... 

900 g/t PGM grade

By: System Author     2nd July 1999 It is essential that the correct balance be struck between the grade and recovery of the platinum-group metals (PGMs) at Kroondal Platinum Mine (KPM) – the higher the grade, the lower the recovery, metallurgical manager Gordon Ramsay tells Mining Weekly. “We expect to see a PGM grade... 

Make a date for mining

By: System Author     2nd July 1999 The innovative outsourcing paradigm of Kroondal Platinum Mine, coupled with the consultative and participative style of its management team of four, is the ideal environment for opencast-mining contractor MCC of Midrand, Gauteng. Involved since the inception of the project, the plant-hire company... 

Drive to research deep-level underground transportation

By: System Author     25th June 1999 As part of Project Deepmine, CSIR Miningtek has been given the task of evaluating and making recommenda- tions on worker transportation for deep-level gold-mines of between 3 000 m and 3 500 m. A literature and technology search of local and international databases, which is just about complete,... 

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