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By: Martin Creamer     24th May 2019 A large excavator is seen operating in Germany’s Garzweiler opencast mining area, in front of the lignite-fired Frimmersdorf and Neurath power stations, owned by Rheinisch-Westfälisches Elektrizitätswerk (RWE), one of Europe's biggest electricity companies. Since 2005, a shutdown process has been... 

First factory-fitted payload management system launched

By: Thabi Madiba     10th May 2019 Japanese yellow metal equipment manufacturer Komatsu and its subsidiary, mining equipment solutions provider MineWare, launched the first factory-fitted payload management system – the Argus PLM – during the bauma 2019 trade fair, held in Germany last month. The Argus PLM drives whole-of-mine... 

Nordgold increases Lefa mine investment

By: Simone Liedtke     29th April 2019 Diversified gold producer Nordgold has completed a significant investment programme at its Guinea-based Lefa mine. Capital expenditure in 2018, which was designed to both improve efficiencies at Lefa, while also extending its life-of-mine, increased to more than $70-million, from $48-million in... 

Acacia swings to first-quarter loss on operational challenges, lower production

By: Nadine James     25th April 2019 London-listed Acacia Mining, which has various operations in Tanzania, has posted an adjusted net loss of $7-million for the quarter ended March 31, compared with adjusted net earnings of $7-million in the first quarter of 2018. It produced 104 899 oz of gold at an all-in sustaining cost (AISC)... 

Gold worth billions smuggled out of Africa

By: Reuters     24th April 2019 Billions of dollars' worth of gold is being smuggled out of Africa every year through the United Arab Emirates in the Middle East – a gateway to markets in Europe, the United States and beyond – a Reuters analysis has found. Customs data shows that the UAE imported $15.1-billion worth of gold... 

Murray & Roberts Cementation wins Palabora contract

19th April 2019 Mining contractor Murray & Roberts Cementation has been awarded a contract by copper miner Palabora Mining Company for a 1 200-m-deep ventilation shaft. The shaft, with a lined diameter of 8.5 m, will reach a final blind sink depth of 1 190 m before a drop raise takes it to its final depth,... 

Acacia reports 13% lower gold production for the first quarter 

By: Simone Liedtke     15th April 2019 Gold miner Acacia Mining on Monday reported gold production of 104 889 oz for the first quarter of this year, a 13% year-on-year decrease mainly as a result of lower output at the North Mara and Buzwagi mines. Gold ounces sold for the quarter, at 104 985 oz, were, however, in line with production. 

Immersive Technologies Recognizing Excellence in Mining Business Improvement.

By: Creamer Media Reporter      2nd April 2019 Immersive Technologies is pleased to announce the winners of the Global Business Improvement Award 2018. Marking the tenth year in which Immersive Technologies recognizes the most outstanding real results achieved by mining companies utilizing simulation as a key driver in the business... 

Murray & Roberts Cementation Wins Palabora Vent Shaft Contract

25th March 2019 Murray & Roberts Cementation, Africa’s leading mining contractor, has been awarded a contract by Palabora Mining Company for a 1,200 metre deep ventilation shaft. The shaft, with a lined diameter of 8,5 metres, will reach a final blind sink depth of 1,190 metres before a drop raise takes it to... 

M&R Cementation awarded Palabora ventilation shaft contract

By: Marleny Arnoldi     18th March 2019 Mining contractor Murray & Roberts (M&R) Cementation has been awarded a contract by Palabora Mining Company for a 1 200 m deep ventilation shaft. The shaft, with a lined diameter of 8.5 m, will reach a final blind sink depth of 1 190 m before a drop raise takes it to its final depth.  

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