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New fluorspar mine provides opportunity for downstream beneficiation

13th December 2019 Mining company SepFluor’s R1.7-billion Nokeng fluorspar mine and plant at Rust de Winter, north east of Pretoria, was officially opened on August 1, as previously reported by Mining Weekly Online. The new operation came on line as international markets for Nokeng’s two products – acid grade... 

Company advances programmes to upgrade Ashram’s fluorspar

13th December 2019 Canadian listed exploration and development company Commerce Resources Corporation last month provided an update on its metallurgical programmes which are focused on upgrading the Ashram Deposit fluorspar content to acid-grade. The testwork will serve two primary purposes, namely: evaluating... 

S Africa has large deposits of fluorspar

By: Khutso Maphatsoe     13th December 2019 The largest fluorspar deposits in South Africa are located in the Bushveld Complex, although there are also deposits in the Malmani subgroup of the Transvaal Super Group, notes law firm Eversheds Sutherland Mining and Infrastructure head Warren Beech. Mining company Sepfluor, through the Nokeng... 

Pan African turns encumbrance into game-changing profit

By: Martin Creamer     13th December 2019 Today’s mining companies have to provide funding to take care of the scars left by past activities, when environmental protection was not the top-of-mind issue that it is currently and land was in abundance. But the reality is that inherited rehabilitation liabilities can be turned to highly... 

Pan African turns encumbrance into game-changing profit
HOW IT FLOWS The Elikhulu gold tailings retreatment plant flow sheet to profit

SunRanch Solar

13th December 2019 SunRanch Solar is a fully integrated and experienced turnkey solar engineering, procurement and construction company.  Based in Pretoria, South Africa, SunRanch Solar has representation in eight provinces across the country.  

SunRanch Solar

Mini-pit mining to start at New Largo mid-2020

By: Tracy Hancock     13th December 2019 Opencast mining of various mini-pit areas at the New Largo thermal coal project, in Mpumalanga, should start in mid-2020, as part of the phased approach to the mine’s development, says black-owned coal mining company Seriti Resources. A revised feasibility study on the New Largo main mine project... 

Mini-pit mining to start at New Largo mid-2020
NEW VAAL COLLIERY Coal-fired power will continue to be fundamental to the growth of the local economy for the foreseeable future

Funding final hurdle for Makhado

By: Tracy Hancock     13th December 2019 With offtake agreements secured, funding remains the last milestone for the start of Phase 1 construction at junior South African coal miner MC Mining’s (MCM’s) flagship Makhado hard coking coal (HCC) and thermal coal project, in Limpopo. MCM describes Makhado, in the Soutpansberg coalfield, 36... 

Funding final hurdle for Makhado
SUPPORTING SELF-SUFFICIENCY The Makhado project holds the potential to reduce South African steel producers’ reliance on metallurgical coal imports for steel production

Belfast first mine to have digital twin  

By: Tracy Hancock     13th December 2019 The R3.3-billion Belfast implementation project, owned by JSE-listed resources group Exxaro Resources, will result in the first mine in South Africa with a digital twin. “The . . . twin is a digital replica of the mine,” said Exxaro business unit manager Lazarus Ramashibela at a mine site visit... 

Belfast first mine to have digital twin
Exxaro Resources’ Belfast coal mine

Powerline relocation only major project left at Khanye

By: Tracy Hancock     13th December 2019 The relocation of an 88 kV powerline, which is traversing a future portion of one of the opencast pits and consequently sterilising a section of coal, is the only remaining project at the Khanye colliery. This project has been approved from an environmental and legal standpoint as part of the... 

Powerline relocation only major project left at Khanye
COAL CAPITAL The cost of the Khanye colliery’s establishment and construction equates to R600-million, which includes land acquisitions

Prieska project edging closer to construction

By: Nadine James     14th December 2018 Dual-listed base metals miner Orion Minerals will release an updated Joint Ore Reserves Committee- (Jorc-) compliant resource statement for its Prieska zinc/copper project later this month. The Northern Cape project has a Jorc-defined maiden resource of 1.1-million tonnes of contained zinc... 

Prieska project edging closer to construction
Photo by Creamer Media
BUILDING ON FORMER GLORY Prieska produced 47-million tonnes of sulphide over 20 years and Orion can use the same processes as Prieska, but optimised through modern equipment and newer methodologies achieve greater heights

Global association aims to build sustainable future for zinc 

By: Shannon de Ryhove     14th December 2018 Global association the International Zinc Association (IZA) was created in 1991 by a group of leading zinc producers who are guided by the principle of undertaking actions that positively influence the market and the image of zinc. IZA Africa regional director Hazvinei Munjoma spoke to Mining... 

Global association  aims to build sustainable  future for zinc
IZA-Africa regional director Hazvinei Munjoma discusses the association’s initiatives. Camerawork and Editing: Nicholas Boyd.
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