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Botswana Diamonds recovers over 100 diamonds from Marsfontein bulk sampling

By: Simone Liedtke     29th May 2020 Aim- and BSE-listed Botswana Diamonds (BOD) has concluded the processing of two bulk samples taken from the Marsfontein diamond development project, in Limpopo; the samples of which comprised 58 t of fresh high-interest kimberlite and 62 t of kimberlite material from one of the residual... 

Rainbow Rare Earths further defines Gakara orebody

By: Donna Slater     19th May 2020 London-listed miner Rainbow Rare Earths reports that, resulting from a recent structural and lithological review of its Burundi-based Gakara project, three large carbonatite bodies have been identified, representing the regional source of rare earth elements. The structural and lithological... 

Re-evaluating, adapting practices are key to value creation in unfamiliar world

By: Creamer Media Reporter      8th May 2020 Johannesburg-based consulting company Practara provides independent advisory services to junior, mid-tier and major companies in the minerals sector. It provides clients with practical yet innovative solutions to assist with strategic decision-making regarding their mining assets – particularly... 

Mining shifts focus to technology, automation

1st May 2020 Technology implemented alongside the correct logistics and strategy, makes a difference to age-old industries, automation company SICK Automation noted in a press release in February. As the mining industry is faced with numerous challenges relating to growth in a digitised economy, it is in... 

Safer tailings storage facilities can be achieved − SRK

By: Simone Liedtke     30th March 2020 Safer tailings storage facilities (TSFs) – or tailings dams – can be achieved when mine owners, contractors and engineering consultants work closely together, says SRK Consulting senior geotechnical engineer Linda Spies. Speaking after a recent Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy... 

Industry experts come together on tailings dams

27th March 2020 Safer tailings storage facilities (TSFs) – or tailings dams – can be achieved when mine owners, contractors and engineering consultants work closely together, according to SRK Consulting senior geotechnical engineer Linda Spies. Speaking after a recent Southern African Institute of Mining and... 

Miners join forces on hydrogen to decarbonise operations 

By: Esmarie Iannucci     18th March 2020 Mining majors BHP, Fortescue Anglo American and consulting engineering group Hatch have formed a Green Hydrogen Consortium to jointly accelerate decarbonisation within their global operations. The goal of the consortium is to identify opportunities to develop green hydrogen technologies for the... 

Cosatu urges private pension use to help to save Eskom 

By: Bloomberg     3rd March 2020 South Africa’s biggest labour federation said private pensions must be used alongside those of government workers as part of a plan to rescue the state power company from crippling debt and spur economic growth. The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) advocated the use of so-called... 

In-house renewable energy could be a boon for South African mines, says SRK

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     7th February 2020 With their recent profitability buoyed by price improvements in certain commodities, some South African miners may consider investing part of their windfall gains to create their own renewable energy generating capacity, and according to consultancy SRK Consulting director and principal... 

Talbot unveils mobile test unit to help mining and mineral companies to improve water and product recovery

6th February 2020 Water specialist Talbot has launched a state-of-the-art mobile unit that enables mining and mineral resources players to test a highly efficient and cost-effective water treatment and mineral product recovery solution, right on site. For more on this post, visit http://www.talbot.co.za/  

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