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KISSING COAL GOODBYE:

By: Martin Creamer     19th April 2019 A mineworker kisses the last piece of coal from the Franz Haniel shaft at a ceremony marking the closure of the last active black coal mine in Bottrop, Germany, a country which once thrived on the combustible black rock. As recognition of climate change science as set out by the United Nations... 

KISSING COAL GOODBYE:

UKRAINIAN UNEASE:

By: Martin Creamer     12th April 2019 A mineworker toils inside the Novovolynska-9 coal mine, which is the focal point of a Ukrainian police investigation into a coal deal that some anti-corruption campaigners say resulted in mineworkers not being paid salaries while unnamed officials allegedly lined their pockets. State-run coal... 

UKRAINIAN UNEASE:

FLOATING POWER STATION THAT SAVES WATER:

By: Martin Creamer     5th April 2019 These solar panels are floating on a tailings dam at Anglo American’s Los Bronces copper mine on the outskirts of Santiago, in Chile. The first-of-a-kind solar island reflects the South African mining company’s commitment to clean renewable energy as well as the use of far less water. The shadow... 

FLOATING POWER STATION THAT SAVES WATER:

PLATINUM'S LAND AND WATER LARGESSE:

By: Martin Creamer     29th March 2019 Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) has switched on its newly commissioned Bokamoso waste water management plant, near the company’s Waterval Smelter. The plant will process waste water from nearby residential areas, including the Bokamoso housing project site, which is under construction. The... 

PLATINUM'S LAND AND WATER LARGESSE:

IRON-ORE MINING IN UKRAINE:

By: Martin Creamer     22nd March 2019 This is ArcelorMittal’s opencast iron-ore mine in Kryvyi Rih, in Ukraine, where the company produces concentrate, lump and sinter feed. Mining is core to the growth strategy of ArcelorMittal, which produces steel in South Africa as ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) and operates the Thabazimbi... 

IRON-ORE MINING IN UKRAINE:

RUSSIAN DIAMOND:

By: Martin Creamer     15th March 2019 A 24.21 ct rough diamond on a scanner at Alrosa’s selling organisation in Russia, where sorting, valuation and sale of Alrosa diamonds is carried out. The United Selling Organisation employs 500 professionals who grade the gemstones, with diamond acceptance tracked on a computer database. Russia... 

RUSSIAN DIAMOND:

PRODUCT CERTIFIED:

By: Martin Creamer     8th March 2019 Conveyor belts process and separate different types of aggregate at the Butler Brothers Supplies aggregate mine in Victoria, British Columbia (BC), Canada, which has been providing aggregate and ready-mix the South Vancouver Island area since the early 1940s, with its batch plants certified under... 

PRODUCT CERTIFIED:

DIAMOND MINE WITH SPARKLING HISTORY:

By: Martin Creamer     1st March 2019 A mine worker walks towards a shaft at the Cullinan diamond mine, which continues to be a source of large gem diamonds and rare blue diamonds. Cullinan earned its place in history with the discovery of the Cullinan diamond in 1905, the largest rough diamond ever found at 3 106 ct, which was cut... 

DIAMOND MINE WITH SPARKLING HISTORY:

COAL COPPER CAPAMITY:

By: Martin Creamer     22nd February 2019 The decline shaft leading into the closed Gloria coal mine near Middelburg, in Mpumalanga, where an underground methane gas explosion killed 13 people thought to have been extracting copper cable that supplied large fans with electrical power. Gloria was placed under business rescue a year ago... 

COAL COPPER CAPAMITY:

TAKING FIRE TO ILLEGAL MINING:

By: Martin Creamer     15th February 2019 Mining machines are destroyed by fire at an illegal tin mine in the Amazon rainforest. This operation was conducted by the Brazilian Institute for the Environment and Renewable Natural Resources to prevent water pollution and deforestation at the national park near Novo Progresso, southeast of... 

TAKING FIRE TO ILLEGAL MINING:

ANOTHER TAILINGS DISASTER:

By: Martin Creamer     8th February 2019 Residents are seen observing the impact of the breach of an iron-ore tailings dam at the Córrego do Feijão mine in Brazil, operated by Brazilian mining company Vale SA, which four years ago suffered a simiar breach at the Samarco iron-ore tailings dam, where Australian mining company BHP was a... 

ANOTHER TAILINGS DISASTER:

NO COAL MINE SURVIVORS

By: Martin Creamer     1st February 2019 Indian Navy personnel come out of a coal mine during a rescue operation in Ksan, in the north-eastern state of Meghalaya, India, where no headway has been made to retrieve the bodies of 15 illegal miners. Despite a ban on so-called “rat-hole” mining, accidents have continued in the mountainous... 

NO COAL MINE SURVIVORS

HIGHLIGHTING THE HISTORICAL:

By: Martin Creamer     25th January 2019 Exploration and development company West Wits Mining last year highlighted historical gold workings such as this one, which were unearthed during renewed opencast activity in South Africa's renowned Witwatersrand basin. Opencast mining at levels no deeper than 400 m below surface are ongoing at... 

HIGHLIGHTING THE HISTORICAL:

ZINC BOOST FOR NORTHERN CAPE:

By: Dylan Slater     18th January 2019 A Caterpillar 789-series rigid dump truck exits one of the three pits at the $400-million Gamsberg zinc project of diversified miner Vedanta. The London-listed India-rooted Vedanta is ready to launch Phase 1 of the mine in the lead-up to achieving its production target of 600 000 t/y. In Phase 1,... 

ZINC BOOST FOR NORTHERN CAPE:

NEW FACILITY

By: Dylan Slater     14th December 2018 The southern Africa division of Japanese yellow metal equipment manufacturer Komatsu, opened its new R985-million facility, in Germiston, Johannesburg. The campus comprises the company’s head office operations, Gauteng branch and training centre, equipment workshop and parts distribution centre.... 

NEW FACILITY

NEW GOLD PROCESING PLANT:

By: Dylan Slater     7th December 2018 The Springs-based Modder East operation of gold miner Gold One International unveiled its new R100-million processing plant expansion on November 23. The bankable feasibility study for the mine had expected it to produce 70 000 t/m, producing just over a million ounces over a nine-year life, with... 

NEW GOLD PROCESING PLANT:

COAL COLLECTION:

By: Martin Creamer     30th November 2018 A coal stockpile at the newly opened Khanye Colliery, which has reserves of 39-million tonnes and which plans to produce 2.8-million tonnes a year of coal over the next 15 years. Khanye forms part of the four-operation Canyon Coal group and offers a sub-bituminous product to both domestic and... 

COAL COLLECTION:

SCHEDULE SLIPPAGE:

By: Martin Creamer     23rd November 2018 Challenging ground conditions and shaft completion delays during the $5.3-billion underground development at the Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold mine in Mongolia, have resulted in a nine-month schedule setback. Rio Tinto’s Turquoise Hill, which owns 66% of the mine and Mongolia government the remaining... 

SCHEDULE SLIPPAGE:

COLLIERY CONFETTI:

By: Martin Creamer     16th November 2018 Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe (third from left) this month officiated at the opening of Canyon Coal’s new Khanye colliery, in Bronkhorstspruit, Gauteng. Khanye, which has a 39-million-tonne coal reserve, is expected to produce 2.8-million tonnes a year of coal over a 16-year mine... 

COLLIERY CONFETTI:

NIOBIUM CHAMPION:

By: Martin Creamer     9th November 2018 NIOBIUM CHAMPION: Brazil’s new president Jair Bolsonaro has put a lot of store on niobium, used to make steel stronger and lighter. Brazil accounts for more than 80% of the world’s supply of niobium and so smitten is Bolsonaro with niobium that he produced a 20-minute YouTube video touting its... 

NIOBIUM CHAMPION:

WATER FIGHT

By: Martin Creamer     2nd November 2018 Brine pools from a lithium mine belonging to US-based Albermarle Corp is seen in Chile’s Atacama salt flat. The mine is located only 5 km from a mine belonging to Chilean company SQM. Earlier this year, in celebrating contracts with Chile’s government that will allow them to vastly increase... 

WATER FIGHT

CONSTRUCTIVE NEW APPROACH:

By: Martin Creamer     26th October 2018 This friendly handshake between Minerals Minister Gwede Mantashe (left) and Minerals Council South Africa CEO Roger Baxter (right) symbolises the constructive new ‘South-Africa-first’ approach of the public and private sectors to mining. Incorrect policy has been the main cause of reducing... 

CONSTRUCTIVE NEW APPROACH:

OPENCAST MINE EVOKES PROTEST

By: Martin Creamer     19th October 2018 An aerial view of the Hambach opencast lignite mine near the German town of Kerpen-Buir, west of Cologne, which protesting activists say threatens the Hambach forest, the home to a number of endangered species. Cries of protest erupted in the Cologne Administrative Court earlier this month after... 

OPENCAST MINE EVOKES PROTEST

ENERGY SHOWDOWN:

By: Martin Creamer     12th October 2018 Thousands of German protesters faced off with police last month to stop giant excavators like this one at the RWE lignite mine in Hambach from further diminishing the area’s 1 200-year-old forest. Demand for coal and lignite has intensified following the government’s decision to phase out nuclear... 

ENERGY SHOWDOWN:

FROM COAL MINE TO HYDROPOWER STATION:

By: Martin Creamer     5th October 2018 Coal mining is all but over at the 150-year-old Prosper Haniel anthracite mine in Bottrop, Germany, now earmarked for pumped storage electricity generation. When the sun is shining or the wind is blowing, excess renewable energy will be used to pump the mine’s underground water to surface for... 

FROM COAL MINE TO HYDROPOWER STATION:

ELECTRA INNOVATION WINNER:

By: Dylan Slater     28th September 2018 The winner of the International Innovator Mechanical Award at the 2018 Electra Mining Africa exhibition for its gravity assist system was Canadian independent tyre dealer Kal Tire. The system’s mechanical arm allows technicians weightlessly, precisely and safely to manoeuvre tools and parts on... 

ELECTRA INNOVATION WINNER:

ELECTRA MINING WINNER:

By: Martin Creamer     21st September 2018 Johannesburg-based mining supplier Afri-Tech was crowned the South African Innovation prizewinner as well as the overall innovative product winner at this year’s Electra Mining Africa 2018 exhibition for the company's forced ejection nozzle technology. The locally manufactured Power Nozzle is... 

ELECTRA MINING WINNER:

HEADGEAR DOMINANCE:

By: Martin Creamer     14th September 2018 HEADGEAR DOMINANCE: Headgears in dominant setting at Pan African Resource’s Evander Gold Mine, close to where the new 400-job Elikhulu retreatment plant is recovering 55 000 oz of gold a year from tailings. The plant uses a carbon-in-leach circuit with a proprietary pre-oxidation process. The... 

HEADGEAR DOMINANCE:

NEW TRAINING CENTRE:

By: Martin Creamer     7th September 2018 Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe, accompanied by Sepfluor CEO Rob Wagner on the extreme right, walks through the newly opened 2 400 m2 Dr Lelau Mohuba Training Centre, near Rust de Winter, in Gauteng, which was built and equipped in seven months at a cost of R17-million. Sepfluor’s... 

NEW TRAINING CENTRE:

HIGH MARGIN GOLD

By: Martin Creamer     31st August 2018 Pan African Resource's Evander Gold Mine, in Mpumalanga, poured its first gold obtained through its newly commissioned Elikhulu tailings retreatment project on August 16. The R1.74-billion project uses a conventional carbon-in-leach circuit with a proprietary pre-oxidation process through which... 

HIGH MARGIN GOLD

SOUTH AFRICAN MINE INVESTMENT DOWN UNDER:

By: Martin Creamer     24th August 2018 Construction cranes stand at the site of the processing plant at the Gruyere gold venture, in eastern Yilgarn, Australia, a 50-50 partnership between Gold Road Resources of Perth and Gold Fields of Johannesburg. Production at this 13-year life-of-mine is due to begin in the middle of next year,... 

SOUTH AFRICAN MINE INVESTMENT DOWN UNDER:

CHROME-RICH ZIMBABWE

By: Martin Creamer     17th August 2018 This chrome processing plant, 50 km outside Kwekwe, in Zimbabwe, requires no electricity to increase the economic value of the country’s chromite endowment by producing an ultra-low carbon high grade product used in stainless steel. With global demand for stainless steel growing steadily, hopes... 

CHROME-RICH ZIMBABWE

DISPENSING WITH THE NEED FOR DIESEL:

By: Martin Creamer     10th August 2018 Operator Adam Ladouceur is guiding an electric jumbo drill at Goldcorp's Borden underground gold mine project in Canada, which is dispensing with the use of diesel-powered equipment. This quiet battery-powered tunnelling machine is making its way towards gold without lowering air quality. Near... 

DISPENSING WITH THE NEED FOR DIESEL:

REFURB ON WAY FOR GOLDEN OLDIE:

By: Martin Creamer     3rd August 2018 REFURB ON WAY FOR GOLDEN OLDIE: The old Durban Deep mine shaft, near Roodepoort, on Gauteng’s old-gold West Rand, is earmarked for refurbishment by the Australian-listed exploration and development company West Wits Mining. Although this shaft descends to 1 100 m, West Wits only plans to mine at... 

REFURB ON WAY FOR GOLDEN OLDIE:

FIRM FOUNDATIONS:

By: Martin Creamer     27th July 2018 Former US President Barack Obama shakes hands with mining magnate Patrice Motsepe during the sixteenth edition of the yearly Nelson Mandela lecture. The event was hosted by the Nelson Mandela Foundation, in partnership with the Motsepe Foundation, to honour the centennial of Nelson Mandela’s... 

FIRM FOUNDATIONS:

SMART COAL:

By: Martin Creamer     20th July 2018 Black-controlled mining company Exxaro Resources is blazing a high-technology trail with the launch of a “smart” mine, in Mpumalanga. A complete digital replica of the Belfast coal mine will allow it to be managed from any location, anywhere on the planet. Turning the first sods at the start of... 

SMART COAL:

WHERE GOLD NO LONGER GLITTERS:

By: Martin Creamer     13th July 2018 The downturn of an industry that once symbolised South Africa can be evidenced in Khutsong, Carletonville, where former engineering assistant at the world’s deepest gold mine, Caldwell Nzimeni, posed for this photograph. News service Bloomberg reports that Nzimeni, 29, left AngloGold Ashanti's... 

WHERE GOLD NO LONGER GLITTERS:

COAL TO THE WORLD, GROWTH TO THE NATION:

By: Martin Creamer     6th July 2018 The private-sector-owned Richards Bay Coal Terminal, which opened in 1976 with an original capacity of 12 million tons a year, 42 years later has a design capacity of 91-million tons a year – 10-million tons more than the State-owned Transnet Freight Rail is currently able to deliver. In a... 

COAL TO THE WORLD, GROWTH TO THE NATION:
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