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Mitigating the cost and perils of downtime in mining

14th September 2022 When it comes to mining, the cost of downtime in a single shift can run into the millions. Here’s how Astron Energy can play a role in minimising the loss of productivity on site. 

Cummins Range scoping proves positive

By: Esmarie Iannucci     12th September 2022 A scoping study for the Cummins Range rare earths project, in Western Australia, has demonstrated a viable project, with ASX-listed RareX now starting a prefeasibility study in the third quarter of this year. The scoping study estimated that the project would require a capital investment of... 

Education helps company empower women in technical fields

By: Cameron Mackay     26th August 2022 Power technology provider Cummins invests in many corporate responsibility initiatives (CRI) to assist in increasing access to technical careers for young girls from school level onwards. These initiatives focus on equitable access to education, economic empowerment, legal rights and safety. 

Flanagan Bore proves up for Black Canyon

By: Esmarie Iannucci     18th August 2022 A scoping study into the Flanagan Bore manganese project, in Western Australia, has confirmed that the project could produce at an average rate of 1.8-million tonnes a year over a 20-year mine life. ASX-listed Black Canyon on Thursday said that the project would likely require a capital... 

Soil compactor offers high value with efficiency

5th August 2022 One of South Africa’s largest compaction machine suppliers ELB Equipment offers clients the Ammann ARS 122 soil compactor, which is an industry leader in compaction efficiency. “The Ammann ARS 122 soil compactor – from Swiss manufacturer Ammann Group - provides outstanding productivity and... 

A green hydrogen economy depends on this little-known machine

By: Bloomberg     22nd July 2022 Solar power depends on the solar cell. Wind power, the wind turbine. The key to the green hydrogen economy is a little-known machine with a name out of 1950s sci-fi — the electrolyser. And after a century of obscurity, the electrolyser’s moment has come. 

Komatsu to trial new-gen tunnel borer at Codelco mine

By: Marleny Arnoldi     8th July 2022 Japan-based equipment manufacturer Komatsu has partnered with Chilean State-owned miner Codelco to trial a new tunnel excavation method using a newly launched tunnel boring machine (TBM). The trial will start in 2024 at Codelco’s Chuquicamata mine, in Chile. 

Italian Club chooses Bedfordview specialist to keep lights on

By: Tracy Hancock     15th April 2022 The Italian Club Johannesburg, in Bedfordview, has invested about R1-million in the installation of a fully automated 275 kVA generator from privately-owned generator specialist Elegen to power its facilities during electricity outages and load-shedding.   The club researched several companies... 

RareX raises exploration funds

By: Esmarie Iannucci     3rd March 2022 Junior RareX will raise A$10-million through an institutional placement to fund resource growth at its Cummins Range rare earths project, in Western Australia. The company on Thursday announced that it would place 111.1-million shares at a price of 9c each, to institutional, sophisticated and... 

Tharisa, Liebherr start testing of more efficient mining machines in pursuit of ESG goals

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     1st March 2022 Dual-listed Tharisa announces that three Liebherr mining machines with more efficient engines and fuel systems have been delivered to the Tharisa mine in the Bushveld Complex, and have begun operational testing. The partnership with Liebherr is part of Tharisa’s environmental, social and... 

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