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Safer tailings storage facilities can be achieved − SRK

By: Simone Liedtke     30th March 2020 Safer tailings storage facilities (TSFs) – or tailings dams – can be achieved when mine owners, contractors and engineering consultants work closely together, says SRK Consulting senior geotechnical engineer Linda Spies. Speaking after a recent Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy... 

Industry experts come together on tailings dams

27th March 2020 Safer tailings storage facilities (TSFs) – or tailings dams – can be achieved when mine owners, contractors and engineering consultants work closely together, according to SRK Consulting senior geotechnical engineer Linda Spies. Speaking after a recent Southern African Institute of Mining and... 

Condor considers smaller, high-grade openpit option for La India

By: Creamer Media Reporter      5th March 2020 Dual-listed Condor Gold is considering a high-grade openpit mining option as one three scenarios for the La India project, in Nicaragua. The high-grade option is for a smaller plant to minimise capital expenditure and maximise cashflow in the earlier years of production, chairperson and CEO Mark... 

In-house renewable energy could be a boon for South African mines, says SRK

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     7th February 2020 With their recent profitability buoyed by price improvements in certain commodities, some South African miners may consider investing part of their windfall gains to create their own renewable energy generating capacity, and according to consultancy SRK Consulting director and principal... 

Hydropedology focus added to water use licence consideration

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     20th September 2019 Growing awareness around the importance of wetlands is prompting the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) to request specialist hydropedological studies from companies applying for water use licences under certain conditions. Hydropedology – the study of the interaction between soils and... 

Economic assessment shows positive NPV of $285m for Giyani's Botswana project

By: Creamer Media Reporter      15th August 2019 A preliminary economic assessment (PEA), undertaken by consultants SRK Consulting, has shown a positive net present value (NPV) of $285-million for TSX-V- and Frankfurt-listed Giyani Metals' K.Hill manganese project, in Botswana. Giyani will have to invest about $141.3-million in capital... 

W Resources' La Parilla mine in the home stretch

By: Creamer Media Reporter      7th August 2019 The La Parilla tin and tungsten mine, in Spain, is in the final stages of construction, with the mine, crusher and jig and mill plants commissioned and processing ore, while the new large-scale concentrator plant is set for start-up by September. London-listed W Resources reported on Wednesday... 

Technology imperative to improve operations, safety in deep mines

By: Donald Makhafola     6th April 2018 Advancing and applying smart technology is improving miners' ability to delineate geological structures more accurately, which is important because a key aspect that affects safety in the sector is the variability of rock mass characteristics over time and space, says consulting engineers and... 

Zimbabwe Mining Investment Conference 2018

15th February 2018 Zimbabwe has turned a new leaf , announced new investor friendly mining policies and is Open for Business and is set on rapidly growing its economy with mining investors being key players. The Zimbabwe Mining Investments Conference 2018 will discuss as well as showcase the vast investment... 

Platforms for mines ‘to talk to communities as partners, not beneficiaries’, lacking – consultant

By: Nadine James     9th February 2018 Although prevailing perception between mines and communities are characterised by growing levels of mistrust, South Africa has seen breakthroughs with mining companies establishing community partnerships, says SRK Consulting’s corporate social responsibility and development consultant Tim Hart.... 

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