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Third-quarter ferrochrome price down 13% q/q

By: Nadine James     14th June 2019 JSE-listed Merafe Resources on Friday advised shareholders that the European benchmark ferrochrome price had been settled at $1.04/lb for the third quarter. This represents a 13.3% decrease on the ferrochrome price of $1.20/lb for the second quarter, and is the lowest level since the third... 

Diesel-driven pump ideal for remote, corrosive environments

By: Marleny Arnoldi     14th June 2019 With mines’ ever-expanding need for efficient dewatering solutions in remote locations, pump rental specialist Integrated Pump Rental has added the stainless steel Sykes diesel-driven pump to its portfolio. Integrated Pump Rental development manager Ruaan Venter tells Mining Weekly that this pump... 

Minerals processing company sees growth opportunity in Moz

By: Jessica Oosthuizen     7th June 2019 Minerals processing specialist Multotec boasts an entrenched presence in Mozambique, having operated in the country’s mining sector for more than 15 years, and Multotec Mozambique regional manager Thinus Kruger tells Mining Weekly that there is potential for the company to grow further. Multotec... 

iMS

7th June 2019 Impact Measurement Solutions (IMS) incorporates machining gear cutting, electrical, instrumentation and automation divisions plc control.  Engineering and Manufacturing 

Pressure Gun Happy

By: Creamer Media Reporter      5th June 2019 90% of injuries involved in using high pressure water blasters are generated by hose or gun failure. Australian Pump’s experience indicates that many pressure cleaner operators, professional and even semi-professional, continue to use high pressure guns which are leaking, worn or broken. “Safety... 

Anchoring the underground mining industry with fischer fixings

27th May 2019 When a mining client had a requirement for a special type of anchor for an underground application, it turned to leading supplier Upat, which subsequently customised a fischer EXA Express Anchor. It is now not only a standard item for the mining client, but has turned into a substantial supply... 

Muted Chinese stainless steel production, trade dispute results in nickel price dip

By: Marleny Arnoldi     24th May 2019 Fitch Solutions Macro Research has revised its nickel price forecast for this year down to $13 250/t, compared with its previous forecast of $14 500/t, as prices have headed lower in recent weeks. The nickel price has dropped by 9% to $12 010/t in mid-May, compared with $13 100 in mid-April.  

Tharisa sticks to dividend guns as mine reconfiguration lowers output, profit 

By: Martin Creamer     15th May 2019 Platinum group metals and chrome mining company Tharisa Minerals has not allowed lower half-year production, profit and cash flow to get in the way of declaring an interim dividend. The Johannesburg- and London-listed company declared a $0.005-a-share payout on earnings a share of $0.4c, in... 

South African company building new smelter in Zimbabwe

By: Creamer Media Reporter      9th May 2019 Foundry and engineering company Thos Begbie is working in the Great Dyke of Zimbabwe, close to the town of Shurungwi, where it is helping to construct the Unki platinum smelter, adjacent to a mining operation owned by platinum mining company Anglo American Platinum (Amplats). Thos Begbie was... 

Stainless steel pumps a solution for corrosive applications

3rd May 2019 The increasing challenges of dewatering with rising acid levels in mines are being met head on by associated companies Integrated Pump Technology and Integrated Pump Rental. Cognisance of the need for pumping solutions capable of operating in such highly corrosive environments informs the... 

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