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St Barbara's Canadian project proves up
St Barbara's Canadian project proves up
10th October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

A prefeasibility study (PFS) into the 15 Mile gold project, in Nova Scotia, has estimated a capital cost of A$207-million, or C$182-million to bring the project into production. ASX-listed St... 

ENS Africa mine and occupational health and safety practice head Pieter Colyn
TMM anti-collision system regulations may have implications for mining equipment OEMs
9th October 2023 By: Schalk Burger

New sub-regulations added in December 2022 under the Mine Health and Safety Regulations, which are binding on the industry, require that an employer at a mine provide anti-collision systems or... 

Sandvik Rock Processing invests in its people to ensure employees are trained to adopt an agile mindset
Sandvik Rock processing drives manufacturing agility to meet rising demand
9th October 2023

To keep pace with record equipment orders, vibrating screen and feeder original equipment manufacturer (OEM) Sandvik Rock Processing is driving manufacturing agility at its South African facility.... 

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BCI received credit approvals for A$981m debt funding
9th October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Potash developer BCI Minerals has received credit approvals for a total project finance debt of A$981-million for its Mardie salt project, in Western Australia. The ASX-listed company told... 

Tackling S Africa’s plastic waste crisis through art
6th October 2023

Researchers from the University of Portsmouth’s Revolution Plastics team and the Mpumalanga Department of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environmental Affairs partnered with UK-based charity... 

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Conference gives insights into PVC industry
6th October 2023

Voluntary industry association representing the entire value chain of the local polyvinyl chloride (PVC) industry, the Southern African Vinyls Association (SAVA), proudly celebrated a historic... 

An image of of TAKRAF's conveyor system commissioned for the Chuquicamata Underground Mine
Powerful system commissioned at Chile mine
6th October 2023

While attending this year’s Beltcon International Materials Handling Conference in Johannesburg over August 2 and 3, mining equipment manufacturer TAKRAF showcased what it claims is the “world’s... 

Waste industry can mitigate unemployment
6th October 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

South Africa needs more companies to implement effective waste management systems and principles in their value chains to effect a more circular economy. The country needs a focus on waste... 

Search trends show interest in artifical intelligence in SA is at all-time high
6th October 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Search trends revealed by Google show that interest in artificial intelligence (AI) in South Africa has reached an all-time high in 2023, increasing 230% since last year and by 700% in the past... 

Process flowsheet for the Araguaia
Araguaia ferronickel project, Brazil – update
6th October 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Horizonte Minerals has reported that costs at its Araguaia nickel project will increase by at least 35% and that first production will be delayed. 

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Hombre Muerto West project, Argentina, Bolivia and Chile – update
6th October 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The Phase 2 DFS on the HMW lithium project has delivered robust financial outcomes. 

Image of lithium ore on a conveyor
Kwinana lithium hydroxide refinery, Australia – update
6th October 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Independence Group is "comfortable" that it will reach 50% of the Train 1 nameplate capacity at its Kwinana lithium hydroxide refinery. 

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Mt Carbine tungsten mine expansion project, Australia – update
6th October 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

First primary ore was processed through the rehabilitated and upgraded gravity plant in the quarter to September. 

Lithium ore
Sal de Vida lithium project, Argentina – update
6th October 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Allkem has reported that Stage 2 of the project will use the same basis of design as in Stage 1. 

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TFR undertaking initiatives to address constraints, outgoing CEO says
5th October 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Transnet Freight Rail (TFR), as a division of Transnet, is affected by three major constraints hampering the entity; however, there are initiatives under way to mitigate this and some progress is... 

Éléonore supplies Royal Canadian Mint's new single-mine gold maple leaf coin
Éléonore supplies Royal Canadian Mint's new single-mine gold maple leaf coin
5th October 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Royal Canadian Mint has partnered with leading gold producer Newmont to introduce its newest gold bullion coin completely sourced from a single mine. The 2023 $50 1 oz. 99.99% Pure Gold Maple... 

Image shows the Kwinana lithium hydroxide refinery
IGO still positive of reaching milestone at Kwinana
4th October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Critical minerals company IGO is ‘comfortable’ that it would reach 50% of the Train 1 nameplate capacity at its Kwinana lithium hydroxide refinery, in Western Australia. IGO holds a 49% stake in... 

Gemstones from Zambia and Mozambique.
Emeralds, rubies continuing to give Southern Africa exceptional gemstone hues
3rd October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The emerald green of Zambia and the ruby red of Mozambique are continuing to give exceptional gemstone hues to Southern Africa, Mining Weekly can today report. Zambian emeralds, which are among the... 

Jacques Farmer
Pioneering local expertise: PRISMA and Barrick redefine training in African mining
3rd October 2023

By Jacques Farmer, Managing Director at PRISMA Introduction: Collaborating for growth  

EQ Resources continues to ramp up Mt Carbine
3rd October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Tungsten miner EQ Resources has continued to increase production at its Mt Carbine operation, in Western Australia, increasing output by some 88% between August and September. The ASX-listed... 

Horizonte stock plunges on Araguaia costs blowout
Horizonte stock plunges on Araguaia costs blowout
2nd October 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

The share price of Horizonte Minerals fell 51% on Monday, as the London-listed mining company announced that the costs at its Araguaia nickel project, in Brazil, would increase by at least 35% and... 

Linatex is a natural rubber produced by a proprietary liquid phase compounding process
Weir Minerals' Linatex scores its century of service
2nd October 2023

It is now a full century that mines and industry have been relying on Linatex® rubber products from Weir Minerals to protect equipment from abrasion, impact and corrosion. “The remarkable qualities... 

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Hancock inches shareholding in Liontown
2nd October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Gina Rinehart’s Hancock Prospecting has increased its stake in lithium developer Liontown Resources and has raised concerns around the company’s increased cost expectations at the Kathleen Valley... 

Silver to benefit from solar sector demand once rates peak
Silver to benefit from solar sector demand once rates peak
29th September 2023 By: Reuters

Robust demand from the solar industry and limited supply growth from mines will buoy silver prices once the period of higher global interest rates is over, analysts said. Silver is both an... 

Blackstone targets carbon at Ta Khoa
29th September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Nickel developer Blackstone Minerals has inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Arca Climate Technologies Inc to investigate the carbon capture potential at the Ta Khoa nickel project, in... 

Evolution awards major contract at Mungari
29th September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Gold miner Evolution Mining has awarded a A$155-million contract to ASX-listed GR Engineering Services to complete plant expansion work at the Mungari gold project, in Western Australia. The scope... 

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Crane-less technology simplifies turbine repair
29th September 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Given the increasing size and weight of wind turbine components, ‘crane-less technology’ is becoming more relevant in the wind energy sector and will likely be adopted more widely in South Africa... 

The above image depicts the Immersive Technologies PRO4-B transportable simulator platform in use
Simulators drive safety at diamond mine
29th September 2023 By: Lynne Davies

To improve new-employee integration and ensure that existing employees are continually upskilled, mining equipment simulator provider Immersive Technologies has supplied multiple high-fidelity,... 

A Blue spherical roller housing used in a ball mill manufactured by SKF
Manufacturer supplies ‘perfect’ solution for ball mill
29th September 2023

Earlier this year bearing and rotating technology specialist SKF South Africa was approached by a key client to assist with a bearing and housing selection for a ball mill that is being produced... 

Abrasives used in robotic applications
29th September 2023

The use of robotics in manufacturing continues to grow at a rapid rate as businesses invest in automation to remain competitive. PFERD-South Africa national sales manager Dennis Phillips reveals... 

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29th September 2023 By: Yolande Botes

Since 1984 Sintech has supplied the South African market with clutches, brakes and engineering solutions for a range of applications in mining and mining-related industries. Sintech supplies... 

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CRH-Africa and Adient-PPC
29th September 2023

Automotive components supplier CRH-Africa and subsidiary company Adient-PPC are industry-leaders in metals technologies and manufacturing for the automotive industry, offering global customer... 

Image of drill rig at the Samphire project
Samphire uranium project, Australia – update
29th September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Alligator Energy will raise A$25.5-million in a share placement to institutional and sophisticated investors to fund work at its project. 

Image of lithium ore
Hombre Muerto West project, Argentina, Bolivia and Chile
29th September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The definitive feasibility study on the project has been separated into two phases. 

Location map of the Ancuabe graphite project
Ancuabe graphite project, Mozambique
29th September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Yantai Oriental Metallurgical Engineering has been awarded a contract for front-end engineering design works for the process plant and associated nonprocessing infrastructure for the Ancuabe... 

The Kasiya Proiect area showing rail and port infrastructure for export of product to global markets.
Malawi gov't sets innovative permitting example by working alongside mining company
28th September 2023 By: Martin Creamer

On the face of it, South Africa could do a lot more to speed up critical minerals mining development in South Africa. An example of doing so that catches the eye is the extra mile the government of... 

Cornish begins wet commissioning of South Crofty water treatment plant
28th September 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Mineral exploration and development company Cornish Metals – focused on its South Crofty tin project in Cornwall, the UK – has commenced wet commissioning of its newly constructed mine water... 

Mixed rare earth sulphate
Rainbow Rare Earths issues 30m new shares to raise £4.5m
27th September 2023 By: Darren Parker

London-listed Rainbow Rare Earths has conditionally agreed to issue 30-million new ordinary shares in the company, each with no par value, at a price of 15p an ordinary share. This issuance is... 

Another three modular substations from Trafo Power Solutions, equipped with dry-type transformers, will soon be headed to the Bisie tin mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
More dry-type transformers for Bisie from Trafo Power Solutions
27th September 2023

It has been five years since Trafo Power Solutions supplied Alphamin’s Bisie tin mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo with two dry-type transformers; they have performed so well that another... 

Magnetite Mines closer to securing water for Razorback
27th September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Iron-ore developer Magnetite Mines is a step closer to a water solution for its Razorback project, having been granted approval from the South Australian Cabinet to progress to Step 2 of the... 

Cornish Lithium raises £5.1m through crowdfunding
26th September 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

UK-based Cornish Lithium has raised £5.1-million through crowdfunding on a platform called Crowdcube, marking it as one of the largest crowdfunding endeavours undertaken in the UK this year.... 

Image shows the Olaroz operation
Allkem costs rise but projects remain economical
26th September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Critical minerals developer Allkem has reported a more than $572-million cost-blow out at its capital projects being developed globally following a review and updated technical studies as part of... 

MC Mining CEO Godfrey Gomwe
MC Mining revenue nearly doubles
22nd September 2023 By: Darren Parker

JSE listed MC Mining has reported a significant decrease in its aftertax loss for the year ended June 30, thanks to a marketing agreement that has paved the way for lucrative opportunities in the... 

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