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Ethical artisanal diamond mining pilot scaling up operations in Sierra Leone

By: Schalk Burger     24th April 2019 A pilot project that creates a secure and transparent route to market for ethically sourced artisanal and small-scale mined (ASM) diamonds is scaling up its operations in Sierra Leone to give more miners the opportunity to benefit from the programme, diamond multinational De Beers Group, which is... 

Versatile range of expanded metal products ‘Vital’ to many industries

23rd April 2019 “When it comes to expanded metal products, the only limit to their applications lies within the human imagination,” says Glen Pringle, Technical Director at Vital Engineering. As a manufacturer with some 80 years of experience in the production of expanded metal products, safety hand rails, floor... 

Construction at Turquoise Ridge mine progresses

19th April 2019 Construction of a third shaft at mining company Barrick Gold’s underground mine Turquoise Ridge in Nevada, in the US, continues to advance according to schedule and within budget, the miner noted in its financial report, released in February. Efforts for this year will focus on shaft sinking and... 

African solutions for African challenges

17th April 2019 Pilot Crushtec International, southern Africa's leading supplier of quarrying and mining equipment, has added another winner, and world first to its stable of products. The DoppiaTrac DR400 is a track mounted, self-driven, feeding, crushing and stockpiling machine for medium to hard bituminous... 

Mining sector focus can eliminate South Africa’s Budget deficit, create far-reaching economic benefit

By: Martin Creamer     12th April 2019 Come on, South Africa, let’s get mining’s act together in a way that reaps far more rewards for the South African people. Finance Minister Tito Mboweni and Minerals Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe both know the mining industry inside out, which puts them in a twin position to persuade the... 

South African platinum industry needs continuing collaboration – panel  

By: Simone Liedtke     9th April 2019 Despite cautious optimism among industry stakeholders about the platinum group metals (PGMs) industry’s forward momentum, Northam Platinum CEO Paul Dunne on Tuesday warned delegates at the PGMs Industry Day, in Johannesburg, that the industry was “not out of the woods yet”. Dunne lamented that... 

Sibanye-Stillwater commits additional R30m to Wits Digimine

By: Nadine James     9th April 2019 Sibanye-Stillwater has committed an additional R30-million over three years, to the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) Mining Institute’s Digital Mining Laboratory. The announcement was made on Monday, at the Wits Chamber of Mines building, during a two-day seminar hosted by the Wits Mining... 

Metso launches a hybrid truck body with unmatched payload and wear life

8th April 2019 At Bauma 2019, Metso is showcasing the expansion of its product portfolio into new territory. The Metso Truck Body is a groundbreaking innovation that combines the benefits of rubber and high structural strength steel, enabling mines and quarries to haul more with less.  "Hauling is one of the... 

First Graphene sets sights on $3.5m raising

By: Esmarie Iannucci     5th April 2019 ASX-listed First Graphene will place some 23.3-million shares, at a price of 15c each, to raise A$3.5-million. The company told shareholders that the placement to institutional and sophisticated investors would be conducted under its existing placement capacity, and will not require shareholder... 

Council calls for greater modernisation in mines

5th April 2019 Minerals Council South Africa has reasserted the need to modernise deep-level mining technologies as part of its people-centred modernisation drive to extend the life of deep-level mines and, subsequently, ensure that the workforce is maintained. The South African mining sector has, for more than... 

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