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Acquisitions strengthen mining contractor's capability

16th May 2022 The global Mining Platform of Murray & Roberts has significantly extended its capabilities over the past several years with two key acquisitions in the US and Australia, says Mike da Costa, CEO of the platform. The two companies in which majority interests have been acquired are San Diego-based... 

Weir Minerals Africa benefits as mining surges

16th May 2022 Weir Minerals Africa, part of the LSE-listed Weir Group, is currently performing strongly, more than maintaining its share of the African market and also moving into new geographies on the continent such as Nigeria. “Overall, we have a healthy order book,” says Rajen Govender, interim Regional... 

Dedicated training facility improves services

By: Simone Liedtke     13th May 2022 Designed to train customer-facing Weir Minerals Africa employees, the company’s Mill Circuit University (MCU) equips its learners with the fundamental knowledge to better understand the end-users’ processes and to switch employees’ mindsets from selling products, to focusing on selling solutions.... 

Webinars provide free practical knowledge for engineers

By: Tracy Hancock     13th May 2022 There is a growing need to bridge the gap between theory and practice in the minerals processing sector, with metallurgical engineering graduates quickly realising their lack of practical experience once they enter the workforce. By attending the free online training workshops offered by... 

B&E shares mines’ load, risk with broad offering 

By: Simone Liedtke     12th May 2022 With buoyant commodity prices attracting considerable investment in mine expansions and new projects, B&E International is growing its support to the sector with a suite of services in mining and processing. “More than ever, mines are looking to their technical partners for efficiency,... 

Ora Banda starts simplification of Davyhurst

By: Esmarie Iannucci     10th May 2022 Gold miner Ora Banda Mining has started Stage 1 of its operational reset plan (ORP) as part of its plans to consolidate operations, cut costs and focus on cash generation over the next two years. The Stage 1 ORP is focused on achieving process plant stability at the 1.2-million tonne a year... 

Weir Minerals Africa benefits as mining surges 

By: Simone Liedtke     9th May 2022 Weir Minerals Africa, part of the LSE-listed Weir Group, is currently performing strongly, and is more than maintaining its share of the African market, while also moving into new geographies on the continent, such as Nigeria. “Overall, we have a healthy order book,” says Weir Minerals Africa... 

Kicking the China habit: South Korea hunts tungsten treasure

By: Reuters     9th May 2022  Blue tungsten winking from the walls of abandoned mine shafts, in a town that's seen better days, could be a catalyst for South Korea's bid to break China's dominance of critical minerals and stake its claim to the raw materials of the future. The mine in Sangdong, 180 km southeast of Seoul, is... 

Electronic detonators ensure effective blasting

By: Nadine Ramdass     6th May 2022 Opencast mines have to contend with rising costs as they go deeper. Efficiency is required to contain these costs and remain profitable, which is offered by digital technology such as blast planning software and electronic detonation systems. Electronic detonator systems, such as mining... 

Sorting tech unlocks value from tainted material

6th May 2022 Lithium mines often face the challenge of basalt contamination. The Mt Cattlin openpit lithium concentrate, or spodumene, mine uses a two-stage crushing system followed by dense medium separation (DMS) gravity recovery as the primary spodumene concentration process. Owing to basalt’s high density... 

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