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John Hunt

By: Martin Creamer     31st May 2019 This week Mining Weekly features John Hunt, senior exploration geologist and Johannesburg branch manager of SRK Exploration Services 

Data management as a service could be solution for mining digital revolution

By: Natasha Odendaal     31st May 2019 With the incorporation of the Internet of Things, as well as various geoscientific data sources, the potential of data management as a service (DMaaS) for the mining industry is “massive”, says DMP South Africa MD Iniel Dreyer. A mine’s ability to leverage their data, control costs and minimise... 

Trial mining preparation ongoing at Monument’s Malaysia mine

By: Simone Liedtke     29th May 2019 TSX-V-listed Monument Mining on Tuesday reported that preparation was ongoing for a trial mining programme at the Peranggih gold prospect at the Selinsing gold mine, in Malaysia. The programme is aimed at sustaining the current oxide production before the sulphide production starts. 

Tailings facility designs can save water at mines

By: Khutso Maphatsoe     3rd May 2019 At the start of the design process, the design problem and solution have to be conceptualised to allow for the design objectives for a tailings facility to be formulated. A range of techniques can then be used and applied to undertake the design, including appropriate analyses, to ensure water... 

Water supply pressure boosts mine water treatment demand

By: Khutso Maphatsoe     3rd May 2019 Treating mine water has become more common as the mines try to minimise their impacts.  This has allowed for different types of water treatment options to enter the market, as well as a growing understanding of the environmental and economic impact, and where the water can be used to support... 

Consulting could play an increasingly important role in SA

By: Jessica Oosthuizen     26th April 2019 While the local mining industry is shrinking, this is not necessarily the case for the mining consulting industry, as the role of mining consulting firms has evolved in response to changes in the industry, says consulting engineers and scientists SRK Consulting partner and principal consultant... 

Demand likely to grow for mine-closure expertise

By: Jessica Oosthuizen     26th April 2019 Mine closure is a field where best practice continuously evolves and there is likely to be a strong demand for this expertise as mines look to remain current and, in some instances, begin the closure process, says consulting engineers and scientists SRK Consulting partner and principal consultant... 

Although there are still challenges, mining sector has made huge strides since 1994

By: Nadine James     26th April 2019 The South African mining landscape has changed significantly in the quarter century following Nelson Mandela’s inauguration as the first democratically-elected President of the Republic of South Africa. While the industry has waned in terms of global production and research it has made... 

Exploration trends likely to improve significantly in West Africa

By: Mamaili Mamaila     12th April 2019 While mining progress in West Africa will vary from country to country, with one or two discrete discoveries, developments often set significant change into motion, says engineering consulting company SRK Consulting South Africa partner and principal consultant Andrew van Zyl. Recent studies have... 

West African mining rising steadily

By: Mamaili Mamaila     12th April 2019 Mining activity in West Africa is increasing and this trend is likely to continue. New mines have been established in Mali over the past few years, as well as in countries, such as Liberia, which are not traditionally associated with mining, says engineering consulting company SRK Consulting... 

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