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Supplier replaces pump seals at coal mine

By: Sabrina Jardim     1st July 2022 Mechanical seals, pumps and complementary pumps products supplier Mechanical Rotating Solutions (MRS) replaced expeller seals on centrifugal pumps at a coal mining company’s facility, in Mpumalanga, at the end of April and beginning of May; the pumps were registering poor mean time between... 

High-purity manganese facing phenomenal demand growth, PDAC hears 

By: Martin Creamer     24th June 2022 The commitment of at least six major motor companies to manganese-based batteries for battery electric vehicles (BEVs) is elevating the demand outlook for high-purity manganese phenomenally, a Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) conference has been told. CPM Group lead manganese... 

Pittong Operation, Australia

By: Sheila Barradas     24th June 2022 A kaolin operation to the west of Ballarat, in Victoria, Australia. 

Hawsons looks at port development at Myponie Point

By: Esmarie Iannucci     20th June 2022 Junior Hawsons Iron has flagged a potential port developing at Myponie Point, in South Australia. The ASX-listed company has signed a two-year option agreement to purchase three contiguous parcels of land suitable for developing an export facility for the Hawsons iron project. 

One-sided story

By: Creamer Media Reporter      10th June 2022 Dear Editor Over the last few months, we at the Bench Marks Foundation have been following the environmental disaster at Zululand Anthracite Colliery (ZAC) and the subsequent involvement of many government agencies in an attempt to get ZAC to clean up its mess. 

Filter press to aid in protecting and preserving water resources 

1st June 2022 Zululand Anthracite Colliery (ZAC) has commissioned a new 25 ton-an-hour filter press at its coal washing plant, in Emakhalathini, KwaZulu-Natal.  The filter press removes slurry from the water used in the coal washing process and will aid in preventing incidents such as the coal slurry spill... 

The trouble with lithium

By: Bloomberg     26th May 2022 Elon Musk wants to mine it, China is scouring Tibet for it, battery makers are crying out for it. Lithium, the wonder metal at the heart of the global shift to electric cars, is in a full-blown crisis. Demand has outstripped supply, pushing prices up almost 500% in a year and hindering the... 

OEM supporting sustainable Zambian mining

By: Tracy Hancock     20th May 2022 As Zambian mines move to adopt more sustainable mining practices, the reduction of energy use, water consumption and carbon emissions – as per global mining trends – is a significant priority, says original-equipment manufacturer (OEM) Weir Minerals Africa Rest of Africa sales director Pieter van... 

Company celebrates one year anniversary

20th May 2022 Slurry related valves design and manufacturing company Abrasive Flow Solutions (AFS) celebrated its first year of being in business in March. The company hosted a two-day launch function at its manufacturing plant in Benoni, Gauteng. 

Weir Minerals Africa benefits as mining surges

16th May 2022 Weir Minerals Africa, part of the LSE-listed Weir Group, is currently performing strongly, more than maintaining its share of the African market and also moving into new geographies on the continent such as Nigeria. “Overall, we have a healthy order book,” says Rajen Govender, interim Regional... 

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