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Contract electrician dies at Great Panther's GMC mine

By: Creamer Media Reporter      15th May 2020 Dual-listed Great Panther Mining has reported a fatality at its Guanajuato Mine Complex (GMC) in Mexico. The accident occurred on Thursday in the Rayas underground mine at GMC. The deceased, age 29, was a contract electrician at GMC. The accident involved a single motor vehicle travelling down... 

Great Panther reports more positive Covid-19 cases

By: Creamer Media Reporter      13th May 2020 TSX-listed Great Panther Mining has reported more positive Covid-19 cases at its operations, but says its Tucano gold mine, in Brazil, is continuing to operate at full capacity and that it still plans to resume operations at Topia and Guanajuato Mine Complex (GMC), in Mexico. Two additional... 

As opposition to Level 4 grows, economists debate easing options 

By: Terence Creamer     8th May 2020 With the opposition to South Africa’s Level 4 lockdown growing, along with calls for increasing the scope and scale of economic activity, several economic commentators are urging the authorities to take lessons from those countries that have already started to emerge from lockdowns and adapt them... 

Kogi appoints Nigerian contractor to start trial iron-ore mining

By: Marleny Arnoldi     8th May 2020 ASX-listed Kogi Iron and its Nigerian subsidiary KCM Mining have started small-scale trial mining at the Agbaja Cast Steel project, in Nigeria. The companies have appointed a local Lokoja-based civil engineering contractor to start the trial mining on a 30 m by 30 m by 5 m deep pit, owing to... 

Agnico Eagle issues new 2020 production, capex guidance

By: Mariaan Webb     4th May 2020 Canadian gold miner Agnico Eagle has issued a new production and capital expenditure (capex) guidance for 2020 to reflect the impact of Covid-19-related production shutdowns, but with mines ramping up again, the group says it is positioned for a strong second half. NYSE- and TSX-listed Agnico... 

Adviser streamlines mine processes

By: Halima Frost     30th April 2020 Specialist mining advisory company Ukwazi Mining Solutions was selected to assist a major mining client with the streamlining and automation of its planning process for a sizeable Southern Africa openpit coal operation last year.   “The client had many challenges ranging from inconsistent data... 

ENVASS Beating the Cost of Environmental Compliance Monitoring

By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th April 2020 Section 28(1) of the South African National Environmental Management Act (Act no. 107 of 1998) (NEMA) specifically states that “every person who causes, has caused or may cause significant pollution or degradation of the environment must take reasonable measures to prevent such pollution or... 

BHP confirms first two cases of coronavirus at Chile's Escondida copper mine

By: Reuters     10th April 2020 Global miner BHP confirmed on Thursday two cases of coronavirus at its Escondida copper mine in Chile, the world´s largest. The company said in a statement that one in-house worker and one contractor had shown symptoms and tested positive. Several others who came in contact with them were... 

Interior tank cleaning made easier through rope access

By: Darren Parker     10th April 2020 Work at height company Skyriders is cleaning the interiors of large storage tanks for a major petrochemicals producer, in Mpumalanga, using rope access. Having completed its first cleaning scope of the year in February, it started its second cleaning in late March. 

Strong exploration activity in Canada serves for a bit of good news

By: Marleny Arnoldi     3rd April 2020 Amid a surge of bad news for businesses and societies globally, explosives manufacturer BME is nonetheless excited about the exploration landscape for mining in Canada. The company launched its BME Mining Canada last year, which is a joint venture with Consbec – the largest civils drill and... 

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