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More than 80 at Trevali mine positive for Covid

By: Mariaan Webb     6th July 2020 TSX-listed Trevali Mining now has more than 80 confirmed cases of Covid-19 at its Santander operation, which is nearly 30% of the total workforce of the mine in Peru. The company suspended operations at Santander in late June, after 19 workers tested positive for the virus during routine... 

Epiroc aims to halve carbon dioxide emissions in operations as part of 2030 goals

By: Schalk Burger     3rd July 2020 Mining and infrastructure equipment multinational Epiroc this week released its 2030 sustainability goals, which include halving carbon dioxide emissions from operations, transport and major suppliers, as well as from customers’ use of Epiroc equipment. "These are challenging targets, but we will... 

Qld manslaughter legislation takes effect

By: Esmarie Iannucci     1st July 2020 New laws will come into effect in Queensland on Wednesday, with executives facing up to 20 years’ jail if the state’s resources sector workers die because of their criminal negligence, Mines Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said. He noted that the new legislation would better protecting the state’s 66... 

R10m Covid testing lab unveiled at De Beers' Venetia diamond mine

By: Martin Creamer     1st July 2020 De Beers Venetia Mine has unveiled a R10-million coronavirus testing laboratory that will be used to check the diamond mines’ employees and contractors for Covid-19. Discussion with the Department of Health is also under way on assisting with the government’s screening efforts in the mine’s... 

Vale signs deal with authorities on Covid-19 monitoring at Itabira mines

By: Reuters     26th June 2020 Brazilian miner Vale has signed an agreement on monitoring for possible coronavirus cases at its Itabira complex, a major iron ore production facility temporarily shuttered earlier this month out of health concerns, authorities said on Thursday. A number of sanitary measures including testing... 

BHP announces stricter health protocols in Chile as cases among workers top 200

By: Reuters     24th June 2020 Global miner BHP Group announced stricter health protocols on Tuesday after cases of the novel coronavirus at its Escondida copper mine in Chile, the world´s largest, reached 150, with 59 at its smaller Spence deposit. BHP said 76 of those cases remained active and that the discovery of new... 

SolGold restarts regional exploration after Covid pause

By: Creamer Media Reporter      22nd June 2020 Dual-listed explorer and developer SolGold is restarting its regional exploration programme in Ecuador, following a hiatus of activities due to the Covid-19 pandemic and government restrictions. SolGold has received drilling permits for exploration activities on a number of concessions,... 

Common misconceptions surrounding the demolition industry

22nd June 2020 Specialising in the heavy industrial and large commercial space, Jet Demolition undertakes a range of challenging demolition projects. It also excels at technically-demanding projects that require the highest levels of safety and quality. Jet Demolition Contracts Manager Kate Bester (N. Dip.... 

Glencore human rights report showcases progress

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     19th June 2020 Diversified miner Glencore’s 2019 Human Rights Report states that the company continued to make progress with its approach to human rights, focusing on four work programmes. Glencore group head of sustainability Anna Krutikov on June 19 said the company’s report detailed its approach to managing... 

Minerals Council shares details of mining industry's Covid-19 resilience with committee 

By: Marleny Arnoldi     19th June 2020 With a higher test rate at 3.01%, compared with the national and global average test rates of 2.07% and 1.57%, respectively, South Africa’s mining industry is proving to be handling the Covid-19 pandemic better than most sectors, the Minerals Council has said. Minerals Council CEO Roger Baxter... 

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