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Aerial view of Skouries gold project
Skouries gold/copper project, Greece – update
1st March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Eldorado Gold has increased the capital expenditure estimate of the project. 


An image of the surroundings at the site location of the Omitiomire project
Developer progresses copper project
23rd February 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

After having been stalled for seven years, the Omitiomire copper project of Namibian copper explorer and developer Omico Mining has now completed phases 1, 2 and 3 of metallurgical testwork, with... 


Overcoming today’s mining challenges by finding an edge
Overcoming today’s mining challenges by finding an edge
15th February 2024

Over the past years, mining producers have needed to adapt to rapidly changing market conditions. While seeing opportunities driven by strong demand and high prices for metals such as copper, gold... 


Minerals Council CEO Mzila Mthenjane flanked by Japie Fullard (left) and Dushendra Naidoo (right).
Permanent aerial mesh support, exoskeletons under scrutiny to make mining safer
9th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Minerals Council South Africa is looking at the possibility of promoting permanent aerial mesh support throughout the mining industry as part of its fall-of-ground action plan. The Minerals Council... 


Aboriginal group to inspect rock shelters for potential Rio Tinto damage
Aboriginal group to inspect rock shelters for potential Rio Tinto damage
8th February 2024 By: Reuters

An Aboriginal group from Western Australia's iron ore producing region will inspect an important cultural site in the coming days after it received a notice from Rio Tinto of possible damage, the... 


Ivanhoe Mines executive chairperson Robert Friedland.
Crucial to combine agricultural development with mining, Indaba hears
7th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Africa is going to have a huge amount to do to help solve the world’s climate change problems, Toronto-listed Ivanhoe Mines executive chairperson Robert Friedland emphasised in his far-reaching... 


Khomotso Duiker, Business Line Manager for Underground Drills at Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions
Embracing intelligence in the underground drilling
5th February 2024

The world of underground drilling technology is undergoing a significant transformation. This evolution promises not only enhanced precision and productivity but also a wealth of detailed... 


A man holding a remote detonator for an explosive set at a mine
Company showcases contribution to positive disruption
26th January 2024 By: Halima Frost

Explosives and mining chemicals company AECI Mining will attend this years’ Investing in African Mining Indaba to showcase some of its new technologies and innovations aimed at unlocking value in... 


Rock and gravel flying through the air in an optimally placed blast
Indaba theme apt for sector – explosives company
26th January 2024

This year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba 2024 theme ‘Embracing the power of positive disruption: A bold new future for African mining’ could not be more appropriate for the directions being... 


A man sitting in front of an AI Generated screen indicating the cycle of a remote blasting sequence
Green blasting tech to be showcased
26th January 2024 By: Halima Frost

Commercial explosives and blasting systems developer Orica will showcase its lead-free, non-electric detonator range, its 4D underground (UG) bulk explosives solution as well as its new electronic... 


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Inside Bell Heavy Industries
26th January 2024

Project engineering and contract manufacturing company Bell Heavy Industries (BHI) is a new name in engineering and fabrication in South Africa, but its clients are in trusted, experienced hands.... 


Breaking the nitrate-based explosives greenhouse
Breaking the nitrate-based explosives greenhouse
17th January 2024

The exciting potential of hydrogen peroxide emulsion (HPE) to reduce explosives emissions will come under the spotlight at the upcoming 50th Conference of the International Society of Explosives... 


BME’s partnerships drive global growth and ESG focus
BME’s partnerships drive global growth and ESG focus
10th January 2024

Globalising through partnerships, Omnia company BME continues to roll out its plans for expansion in markets including African countries, Canada, Australia and Indonesia. According to BME Managing... 


Argonaut's Magino mine
Argonaut making progress in optimising its Magino mine
19th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Canada-based gold producer Argonaut Gold says its flagship Magino mine, in Ontario, is nearing the gold production rates set out in its National Instrument 43-101 technical report following the... 


COLLABORATIONThe Palabora copper mine Lift II expansion project is expected to extend the life of mine to at least 2038
MRC, PMC reach new depths in Lift II ventilation shaft project
15th December 2023 By: Shannon de Ryhove

Underground mining contractor Murray & Roberts Cementation and its client, copper miner Palabora Mining Company (PMC) celebrate a significant milestone in their partnership as they approach the... 


INNOVATIONInnovative approaches in shaft sinking, including tailored concrete mixes, have far-reaching implications for the future of shaft sinking projects in the mining industry
Innovation, safety pave way for success
15th December 2023 By: Shannon de Ryhove

As underground mining contractor Murray & Roberts Cementation and its client, copper miner Palabora Mining Company (PMC) continue their journey towards the 1 200-m mark in the construction of the... 


An image depicting the pump station under construction.
KZN bulk sewer project well under way to meet deadline
15th December 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

Engineering, project and construction management firm Zimile Consulting Engineers has been contracted to work on a bulk sewer rising main and pumpstation project, in KwaZulu-Natal. The project aims... 


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TAU Mining targets continued success in 2024
14th December 2023 By: Tracy Hancock

By forging strategic alliances, leveraging industry expertise and demonstrating operational excellence through its commitment to innovation and sustainability, turnkey opencast mining contractor... 


Smart technology for mobile explosives units
1st December 2023

Mining explosives and blasting technology supplier BME is leveraging smart technology, artificial intelligence and machine learning as a key aspect of its automation efforts to enhance the... 


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Orica
1st December 2023

Orica is the world’s largest provider of commercial explosives and innovative blasting systems to the mining, quarrying, oil and gas and construction markets, a leading supplier of sodium cyanide... 


Image of the Gugulethu coal project
Menar coal and anthracite projects, South Africa – update
24th November 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Menar, telecommunications group MTN and technology giant Huawei have teamed up to bring fifth-generation technology to the Gugulethu colliery. 


Orica and Caterpillar announce technology collaboration to improve integrated workflows
Orica and Caterpillar announce technology collaboration to improve integrated workflows
20th November 2023

Orica (ASX: ORI) and Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) are teaming up to improve real-time data exchange and integrate workflows across the mining value chain. The collaboration is aimed at providing... 


Omnia CEO Seelan Gobalsamy
Omnia weathers challenges to maintain strong interim financial position
20th November 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

JSE-listed Omnia Holdings’ operations and capital were managed effectively against a backdrop of complex market dynamics, resulting in a strong cash position and balance sheet for the six months... 


Eastplats’ financial performance improves
10th November 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

JSE-listed Eastern Platinum’s (Eastplats’) revenue for the three months ended September 30 increased to $21.8-million, from $3.6-million in the prior year’s corresponding period, representing an... 


BME’s smart, safe technology for loading blastholes
BME’s smart, safe technology for loading blastholes
1st November 2023

The productivity and safety of BME’s mobile manufacturing units (MMUs) is enhanced by smart technology, making real-time data available on the loading of bulk emulsion into blastholes. Smart MMUs... 


Orica expands digital capability with underground blast performance technology
Orica expands digital capability with underground blast performance technology
31st October 2023

Orica (ASX: ORI), today announced the release of its latest BlastIQ™ Underground technology which improves underground blasting performance with integrated digital solutions. Developed by Orica... 


A solo image of the Kleeman MOBIREX MR 100(i) NEO and NEOe developed by Wirtgen
Mobile crusher manufacturer adds to portfolio
27th October 2023

Mining and construction solutions provider Wirtgen Group’s Kleemann brand announced in August that it will launch its mobile impact crusher, the MOBIREX MR 100(i) NEO and NEOe gradually, starting... 


The solar farm at Gudai-darri
In Australia's outback, Rio Tinto prepares for a low carbon future
24th October 2023 By: Reuters

In the red, dusty outback of the Pilbara in Western Australia, the world's biggest iron ore miner Rio Tinto is preparing for a low carbon future as it maps out new sources of the raw material to... 


Orica upgrades its electronic blasting technologies to improve performance and usability
Orica upgrades its electronic blasting technologies to improve performance and usability
20th October 2023

Melbourne, Australia (ASX: ORI) Customers of Orica’s eDev™ II and uni tronic™ 600 electronic blasting systems are set to experience more efficient and productive operations. The updated eDev™ II... 


A detonator and charge placed on the wall of an opencast mining operation with
Lead-free detonator range safer for environment
20th October 2023

Commercial explosives and blasting systems developer Orica is taking another step towards its purpose to sustainably capitalise from the Earth’s resources by commercially launching what it claims... 


An explosion with ground being blown up in a controlled explosion using the BME Viperdet MS series of Detonators
Nonelectric detonators gain traction
20th October 2023 By: Halima Frost

Since the launch of mining explosives and blasting technology supplier BME’s new Viperdet MS series of detonators in August, the products have been used in 11 successful blasts in the South African... 


A detonator and charge placed on the wall of an opencast mining operation with
New explosives innovation prioritises safety
20th October 2023

The DigiShot Ranger, designed by South African mining explosives manufacturer AECI Mining Explosives has been designed to cater specifically for smaller mines, quarries and civil blasting... 


Omnia CEO Seelan Gobalsamy
Omnia acquires minority stake in Swedish clean explosives company
17th October 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE-listed chemicals group Omnia has partnered with Sweden-based Hypex Bio Explosives Technology through the acquisition of a minority stake in the company. Hypex has been developing sustainable... 


Green light for new BC underground gold mine
Green light for new BC underground gold mine
11th October 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

The Cariboo underground gold mine, located in the historical Wells-Barkerville mining camp of central British Columbia, has received environmental approval. The project, owned by Osisko... 


Sandvik Rock Processing invests in its people to ensure employees are trained to adopt an agile mindset
Sandvik Rock processing drives manufacturing agility to meet rising demand
9th October 2023

To keep pace with record equipment orders, vibrating screen and feeder original equipment manufacturer (OEM) Sandvik Rock Processing is driving manufacturing agility at its South African facility.... 


BME shares emulsion innovation at global explosives event
BME shares emulsion innovation at global explosives event
4th October 2023

Omnia Group mining division company BME has been sharing its leading technical expertise at the 12th World Conference on Explosives and Blasting recently held in Dublin, Ireland. Hosted by the... 


Nevada Copper restarts processing at Pumpkin Hollow
Nevada Copper restarts processing at Pumpkin Hollow
4th October 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Toronto-listed Nevada Copper has restarted processing operations at its Pumpkin Hollow underground mine, with the first ore being fed to the mill. “The restart of the mill has been orchestrated... 


Enaex vehicles in operation at a mining site
Enaex chases North American deals as mine-blasting demand grows
3rd October 2023 By: Bloomberg

Chilean industrial conglomerate Sigdo Koppers said it is scouring the market for acquisition targets in North America to grow its share of mining explosives as deteriorating ore grades push up... 


Image shows Rio Tinto logo
Another Rio blast damages rock shelter
22nd September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diversified miner Rio Tinto on Friday said it was working with traditional owners in the Pilbara after blasting operations at its Nammuldi iron-ore mine impacted an ancient rock shelter. “As part... 


Embracing digital tools to improve efficiency
22nd September 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

The South African mining industry is increasingly integrating digital tools to improve efficiency and control operation costs, representing a significant shift from previous years where digital... 


Location map of the Salares Norte project
Salares Norte gold project, Chile – update
22nd September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The project was 97% complete as at September 13.  


Drill core from the Dewittekrans project
Menar coal and anthracite projects, South Africa – update
15th September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Menar has provided an update on its coal projects. 


Innovating for safety and sustainability
Innovating for safety and sustainability
8th September 2023

While innovation is often associated with technology and production, companies also need to carry through this approach into their health, safety and environmental performance. This is the view of... 


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