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BME expands its footprint with Indonesian JV

By: Creamer Media Reporter      29th March 2023 Mining and explosives solutions provider BME – a subsidiary of Omnia Holdings – has signed a conditional sale and purchase of shares agreement (CSPA) with Multi Nitrotama Kimia (MNK), an Indonesian provider of explosives and blasting services. The two companies will form a joint venture (JV),... 

Scotgold stock plunges 60% on going concern uncertainty

By: Mariaan Webb     27th March 2023 London-listed miner Scotgold Resources’ stock crumbled 65% on Monday after the company warned that there is “significant doubt” over its ability to continue as a going concern. The company behind the Cononish gold and silver mine, in Scotland, said that it was in discussions with its offtake... 

Indaba opens door for more collaboration in mining

24th March 2023 Mining has shown itself to be an important enabler of the African economy and is a central contributor to job creation and community development, says chemicals company Omnia Group COO Tiaan Kotze. This is more the case since sustainability has become an underlying principle, with environmental,... 

Austral resumes Queensland operations

By: Esmarie Iannucci     13th March 2023 Junior Austral Resources has resumed drilling and blasting activities in Queensland over the weekend, after suspending operations following heavy rainfall. The ASX-listed copper miner said that some 134 t of copper cathode was dispatched from the site over the weekend, with critical supply... 

Orica WebGen™ 200 Surface wireless initiating system set for commercial release

8th March 2023 Orica (ASX: ORI), today announced the commercial release of WebGen™ 200 Surface from March 2023.  Developed based on the success of more than 5,000 WebGen™ 100 blasts around the world, containing over 150,000 primers. Orica’s WebGen™ 200 Surface will change how the industry blasts, resulting in... 

KP Lime looks to expand with an additional pit

By: Donna Slater     3rd March 2023 Global commodities trader IMR Resources is set to expand its Kgatelopele Lime (KP Lime) mine, in the Northern Cape, with a second openpit operation that is expected to be built within the next two years in close proximity to the currently in-use Bowden pit. Previously owned by construction... 

BME to launch Canada facilities in Nairn Centre

By: Creamer Media Reporter      27th February 2023 In a significant step in its international growth journey, BME Mining Canada will later this year officially launch its greenfield production and service facilities in Nairn Centre, Ontario. Developed in conjunction with its joint venture partner Consbec, the facility underpins BME Mining... 

Firm to streamline blasting for mines

By: Cameron Mackay     24th February 2023 Despite the steady decline in production from the South African mining sector, there have been some recent mine expansions for minerals in high demand. Wherever possible, blasting and explosives solutions provider BME is pursuing these opportunities as part of the company’s growth strategy, which... 

Moolmans enters a new five-year manganese mining contract with Tshipi é Ntle

24th February 2023 In line with its vision to be the premier mining contractor in Africa, Moolmans, the South Africa-based contract mining subsidiary of the Aveng group, has entered a new five-year contract with long-standing client, Tshipi é Ntle.  Moolmans’ relationship with the mining company first began in... 

Shaft sinking team at Palabora copper mine reach 800 m

By: Darren Parker     20th February 2023 Mining contractor Murray & Roberts Cementation’s shaft sinking team, responsible for sinking a new ventilation shaft at the Palabora copper mine, in Phalaborwa, Limpopo, have celebrated reaching a depth of 800 m – two-thirds of the shaft’s final depth of 1 200 m. The ventilation shaft forms part... 

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