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Digital transformation in mining, metals sector poised to generate $425bn over next ten years

By: Schalk Burger     14th June 2019 Mining is transforming rapidly worldwide and becoming more automated, with the mining automation market expected to be worth $3.29-billion by 2023. Digital transformation initiatives in the mining and metals industry could generate $425-billion over the next ten years. The mining companies that... 

Study doubles production potential of Canada cobalt refinery

By: Creamer Media Reporter      28th May 2019 The refinery that TSX-V- and ASX-listed First Cobalt is aiming to reopen in Canada could produce more than 5 000 t/y of cobalt contained in sulphate, a debottlenecking study by Ausenco Engineering has found. The study, which eliminates the refinery’s autoclave circuit and addresses production... 

Geosynthetic products protect environment

3rd May 2019 The mining industry - which has become a major user of geosynthetic materials - recognises the value of using geosynthetic products for environmental protection, says geosynthetic products manufacturer and supplier Fibertex South Africa (SA) geotechnical engineer Johnny Oriokot. Therefore,... 

Katanga progresses major projects, lifts first-quarter copper production

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     30th April 2019 Katanga Mining increased its copper cathode production to 57 175 t in the first quarter of this year, compared with the 49 770 t produced in the fourth quarter of 2018, but output of cobalt contained in hydroxide decreased to 3 511 t, from the 4 646 t produced in the fourth quarter of 2018. The... 

Underground copper project start remains on track

19th April 2019 Copper ore company Nevada Copper has confirmed that its Pumpkin Hollow underground copper project remains on target to start production in the fourth quarter this year. Pumpkin Hollow is located in Nevada, in the US and has substantial reserves and resources including copper, gold and silver. 

Gold Fields declares maiden reserve at Salares Norte, targets first gold in 2023 

By: Marleny Arnoldi     10th April 2019 Gold Fields earlier this year completed a definitive feasibility study (DFS) on its Salares Norte project, in Chile, South America, which enabled the company to declare a maiden reserve for the project. The company started exploration on the prospect in March 2011, with drilling to date... 

Extracting dust – and great value

10th April 2019 RTS Africa’s spin filters provide mines with a cost-effective dust extraction solution Often the simplest solutions are the best, and leading engineering solutions provider RTS Africa's inertial spin filters are a very good example of this universal truth in action. They employ a basic principle... 

Battery grade cobalt sulphate produced at Ontario refinery

By: Creamer Media Reporter      4th April 2019 Toronto-based First Cobalt has produced its first battery-grade cobalt sulphate at its refinery in Ontario, which CEO Trent Mell says is the company’s “most significant accomplishment” as the majority of the refined cobalt for the electric vehicle market is produced in Asia. “With no cobalt... 

Italy’s SME Ekoplant floats Indian subsidiary

By: Ajoy K Das     22nd March 2019 To tap into the rapidly growing Indian ferrous and non-ferrous metals processing industry and stricter air quality monitoring norms, Milan-headquartered SME Ekoplant has set up shop in the country, floating a 100% wholly-owned subsidiary Eko Air Filtration India Private Limited (EAFIPL). “For... 

Company supplies incinerator to gold mine in Tanzania

By: Jessica Oosthuizen     8th March 2019 Johannesburg-based incineration technology company Saubatech supplied a gold recovery incinerator to a gold mine in Tanzania last month, says Saubatech director Andreas Thieme. The mine is operated by a gold major and the recovery system is being commissioned by Saubatech. 

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