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Capital efficiency approach leverage for junior miners

By: Mamaili Mamaila     24th May 2019 Project solutions and engineering provider Wood PLC looks forward to participating in positive investment trends in the local junior mining sector, with the company’s capital efficiency approach designed to assist junior miners in leveraging their limited resources. The approach consists of a... 

Company progresses copper/silver project

24th May 2019 Venture capital firm and owner of the Khoemacau copper/silver project Cupric Canyon Capital has made significant progress towards the construction of what is to be a major copper and silver mine in north-west Botswana and expects first copper concentrate production in the first half of 2021.... 

Vanggatfontein to ramp up to full output two weeks ahead of schedule

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     22nd May 2019 JSE-listed Wescoal on Wednesday said it had resumed coal mining, handling and processing activities at the Vanggatfontein mine as of May 20 and that the mine was expected to ramp-up to full production in early June – two weeks ahead of schedule. In late April, the coal producer was forced to halt... 

Murray & Roberts Cementation

17th May 2019 South Africa-based Murray & Roberts Cementation forms part of the Murray & Roberts Group which is recognised internationally as a leading mining contracting organisation with operations in Africa, Australia and the Americas. Murray & Roberts Cementation has served the mining industry for more... 

Fatality at McEwen’s Gold Bar

By: Creamer Media Reporter      14th May 2019 A haul truck driver has died at the Gold Bar mine in Nevada, owner McEwen Mining reported on Monday. The driver was a contractor employee. The individual was fatally injured when the haul truck overturned while operating at the site. 

Wescoal focuses on production restoration, increasing output amid challenging environment 

By: Simone Liedtke     7th May 2019 JSE-listed mining group Wescoal, headed up by CEO Reginald Demana, has said its focus, moving forward, will be on restoring production and increasing output from existing operations, while also focusing on cost containment and operational business partner risks. The overall economic climate... 

Difficult start to the year for Endeavour Silver

By: Mariaan Webb     6th May 2019 Midtier miner Endeavour Silver, which owns four underground silver/gold mines in Mexico, has initiated a range of short- and long-term actions aimed at conserving cash and turning around the weak performance of the first quarter. The NYSE- and TSX-listed miner on Monday reported a 28% decrease... 

Hwange Colliery sees signs of hope despite widened 2018 loss 

By: Simone Liedtke     6th May 2019 Despite achieving higher production and sales volumes for the year ended December 31, 2018, Zimbabwe-based Hwange Colliery’s financial performance worsened, with the miner’s loss for the year having widened by 79% to $78.4-million, from a loss of $43.8-million in 2017. The bigger loss was mainly... 

WA miners contributed A$58bn to economy

By: Esmarie Iannucci     6th May 2019 New data from the Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia (CME) has found that the state’s resources sector had contributed more than A$57.7-billion to the Australian economy in 2017/18. In a survey of 41 Western Australian mining, oil and gas, energy and contractor companies, the... 

Solutions provide mining with better water quality

3rd May 2019 An innovative new mobile water station has been developed to provide safe drinking water for remote workforces in the mining sector – improving water quality and worker satisfaction, cutting costs and spurring improved environmental performance by slashing the need for costly single-use plastic... 

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