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Powerline connection to SilverCrest’s Las Chispas mine completed

By: Darren Parker     1st December 2022 Metals exploration and production company SilverCrest has reported that the final permanent connection of a 33 KV electrical powerline to its Las Chispas silver mine in Sonora, Mexico, has been completed. "We are satisfied that the powerline is finally complete and fully energised to ensure... 

Company supplies innovative products to sector

By: Cameron Mackay     25th November 2022 The prevalence of build projects for new warehouses, distribution centres and other logistics infrastructure has provided local steel supplier Macsteel with opportunities to supply its innovative products for steel construction and cladding projects. Some of these products include Novotexi and... 

The use of Corflex Pinch Valves through Ergo Operations in South Africa

17th November 2022 In 1978 the Anglo American Ergo Operation started on the eastern side of Johannesburg in South Africa for the recovery of pyrite containing gold, uranium and sulphur from old gold mines slimes dams of which there are many as mining of Johannesburg area has been going for many years. Johannesburg... 

Sparkling Venetia underground diamond project heading for first production in 2023 

By: Martin Creamer     15th November 2022 A visit by Mining Weekly to the Venetia Underground Project (VUP) on November 14 provided far-reaching insight into this major diamond development that is scheduled to achieve occupational readiness and first production next year – "hopefully in the first part of the year, all going well", said... 

New milestone for R1.9bn C Town wastewater plant upgrade

By: Irma Venter     11th November 2022 The R1.9-billion upgrade at Zandvliet Wastewater Treatment Works, in Cape Town, has seen the completion of a new membrane biological reactor (MBR).  Membrane technology is capable of treating wastewater to near drinking water standards. 

Breaking China’s grip on rare-earths market a 'pipe dream', Australia says

By: Bloomberg     1st November 2022 Australia’s Resources Minister said it was a “pipe dream” that Western countries could soon end their reliance on China for rare earths and critical minerals -- vital for the defense, aerospace and automotive industries -- due to the Asian powerhouse’s existing grip on global markets. “That’s a... 

Stainless steel industry remains resilient amid post-Covid recovery

By: Leah Shelene Asaram     28th October 2022 The levels of local stainless steel consumption have been declining for the past eight years, however, the industry remains buoyant after having seemingly recovered from the effects of the pandemic, says Southern Africa Stainless Steel Development Association (Sassda) acting executive director... 

Mincon Group unveils next-generation DTH hammer range

25th October 2022 Mincon Group plc has unveiled its next-generation DTH hammer range that will be available starting in 2023. The product range is centred around high-efficiency DTH hammers that combine class-leading penetration rates with proven energy savings that will help customers reduce their drilling costs... 

Storm Mountain Diamonds sells 47.8 ct pink diamond recovered at Kao

By: Darren Parker     14th October 2022 Diamond miner Storm Mountain Diamonds has recovered and sold a 47.8 ct exceptional pink diamond – the largest pink diamond recovered at the company’s Kao diamond mine, in Lesotho, to date. The company confirmed to Mining Weekly that the diamond was recovered earlier this year and sold in September. 

Companies collaborate on aquaculture project

By: Sabrina Jardim     14th October 2022 Mechanical seals, pumps and complementary pumps products supplier Mechanical Rotating Solutions (MRS) partnered with international pumps company HCP Pumps to supply axial flow pumps to service the recirculated aquaculture system (RAS) of an aquaculture farm in the Eastern Cape. The project,... 

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