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Company service offering geared for juniors

By: Mamaili Mamaila     12th July 2019 While mining majors often have in-house exploration experience, juniors lack this experience and thus engineering consulting company SRK Exploration Services (ES) is increasingly providing advisory services, from strategic to operational guidance, to juniors, says SRK ES Johannesburg branch... 

Proactive maintenance saves mines reactive costs

By: Tracy Hancock     12th July 2019 US condition-based monitoring device supplier SpotSee is in the process of obtaining certification in Africa for its Wi-Fi radio, which enables its OpsWatch vibration monitoring system to stream condition-based data to central operations through a Web-hosted platform. The system can detect... 

Mining the benefits of Industry 4.0

10th July 2019 Mining companies have become much better at investing in the mines of today – but what about investing in the mines of the future? Industry 4.0, also known as the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the fusion of production, information and communication technologies, offers a significant opportunity... 

Diamonds body urges govts to optimise developmental opportunities provided by natural resources

By: Rebecca Campbell     28th June 2019 In his speech during the opening session of the recent 2019 Intersessional Meeting of the Kimberley Process (KP), World Diamond Council President Stephane Fischler urged the Governments of KP-member countries to optimise the developmental opportunities provided by their natural resources through... 

Major drill targets confirmed at Katoro’s Haneti nickel project

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     26th June 2019 There are indications that Aim-listed Katoro Gold’s 75%-owned Haneti nickel project, in Tanzania, could host a chonolith-type nickel sulphide deposit. The company would, therefore, push ahead with preparations for a fully funded drilling programme at the two key targets, Mihanza Hill and Mwaka... 

Acacia fails to change Barrick’s view on mine plans 

By: Mariaan Webb     26th June 2019 London-listed Acacia Mining’s near-5 000-word rebuttal of claims by its parent company over mine plans for its gold operations in Tanzania has failed to change Barrick Gold’s view. The Toronto-headquartered miner, which is trying to buy out minority shareholders in Acacia without paying a... 

For first time ever, renewables surpass coal in US power mix

By: Bloomberg     26th June 2019 For the clearest sign yet that renewable energy has gone mainstream, consider this: Clean energy resources supplied more of America’s electricity than coal for the first time ever in April. Hydropower dams, solar panels and wind turbines generated almost 68.5-million megawatt-hours of power in... 

Exxaro says Eskom woes to hit coal production

By: Reuters     26th June 2019 Exxaro Resources expects its coal production to fall by 5% by volume in the first half of 2019, mainly due to reduced demand from struggling state-owned power utility Eskom, it said on Wednesday. It added it expects domestic coal demand and pricing to remain stable for the remainder of the year,... 

Savannah adds to flagship Mina do Barroso with Aldeia lease

By: Mariaan Webb     26th June 2019 Listed lithium developer Savannah Resources has added to its flagship Mina do Barroso project, in Portugal, by exercising its option to acquire the adjacent 2.94 km2 Aldeia mining lease. The lease application consists of three blocks and yielded “excellent drilling results”, with a mineral... 

Northam Breathes New Life Into Eland

26th June 2019 Thumbs-up for Kukama project Northam is pleased to advise its shareholders that mining operations at the Kukama shaft situated at its Eland mine complex will recommence in the new financial year (F2020). 

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