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Rainbow Rare Earths advances trial mining at Gakara

By: Simone Liedtke     7th October 2020 Trial mining operations at rare earth producer Rainbow Rare Earths’ Gakara operation, in Burundi, continue to strengthen, with concentrate production having increased to an average of 59.9 t a month from June to September. This is an increase from the 31.7 t a month average achieved between... 

RWE's giant coal-era excavator draws high demand

By: Reuters     1st October 2020 RWE has received 45 bids for one of its giant bucket-wheel excavators used in mining that it put up for sale in an online auction earlier this year, Germany's largest power producer has said. The 3 500-tonne "Bagger 275" is the smallest of RWE's 22-strong excavator fleet and has a capacity of 60... 

Ensuring productivity in tough conditions

By: Tracy Hancock     21st August 2020 Platinum group metals (PGMs) strata present some of the most unforgiving digging conditions imaginable for earthmoving equipment attachments, says earthmoving mining equipment and attachments expert VR Steel GM Dr Justin Martens. “It drains the protective ‘life force’ of the digging tools at an... 

Cops confiscate illegally mined chrome, excavator totalling more than R2m in bust

By: News24Wire      25th July 2020 A Hawks operation has seen police officers seize chrome stockpiles and an excavator totalling more than R2 million in Limpopo, a spokesperson said. The operation at the Modikwa Mine in Burgersfort on Friday was in response to the "ongoing scourge of illegal mining in the province", said Hawks... 

B2Gold testing finds 10 positive Covid-19 cases at Mali mine 

By: Mariaan Webb     8th May 2020 Proactive testing at gold miner B2Gold’s Fekola mine, in Mali, has identified ten positive Covid-19 cases, nine of which are asymptomatic. The company is now considering conducting comprehensive onsite testing of all employees for coronavirus with the goal of testing each employee prior to... 

Accelerated business activity could follow lockdown slowdown

By: Darren Parker     1st May 2020 Following a “drastic” slowdown in sales, rentals and aftermarket support in the agriculture sector during the Covid-19 lockdown in South Africa, equipment supplier Goscor Earthmoving (GEM) national sales manager Kevin Purcell expects that business will either return to normal in the sector once... 

Drill rigs mobilised at Pensana's Angola rare earths project

By: Creamer Media Reporter      29th August 2019 ASX-listed Pensana Metals on Thursday reported that its COO Dave Hammond had mobilised two drill rigs and a large excavator for a bulk sample as part of a prefeasibility study and the later front-end engineering design of the Longonjo rare earths project, in Angola.   The data being gathering... 

Cost-effective lubricant increases machine life

By: Halima Frost     21st June 2019 The change in lubricants on brick manufacturer KuluCrete’s excavator at its Port Shepstone quarry, in KwaZulu-Natal, has resulted in significant cost savings and a notable decrease in lubrication quantities and applications. KuluCrete is a supplier of bricks, blocks, roof tiles, kerbing, pavers,... 

The Evolution of Design Trends in Industrial Machinery

11th June 2019 The influence of changes in human society and activity has always been the underlying motivation behind major trends in the development of everyday objects, and the trends and changes we’ve witnessed in the fields of industry and industrial machinery are no exception. From the moment the... 

W awards La Parilla mining contract

By: Marleny Arnoldi     7th June 2019 Aim-listed tin, gold and tungsten miner W Resources has appointed General de Maquinaria y Excavación (GME) its mining contractor for the La Parilla tungsten project, in Spain. The La Parrilla mining fleet was in place, said W in a statement on Friday, with three 60-tonne haul trucks, a Liebherr... 

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