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Rebranded Minerals Council reflects the promise of the future 

By: Nadine James     17th May 2019 The Minerals Council South Africa – formerly the Chamber of Mines –  officially rebranded in May 2018, repositioning the organisation to reflect, “the promise of the future”, by amending its role and ethos to drive a positive reform agenda that enables the industry to reach its true economic and... 

Copper majors report sound performances

17th May 2019 Several large diversified miners dominate copper production in Zambia and account for a significant amount of copper production in the Copperbelt, which includes the Copperbelt province and the towns of Ndola, Kitwe, Chingola, Luanshya and Mufulira in particular, as well as the Democratic... 

Greenland optimises Kvanefjeld economics

By: Esmarie Iannucci     15th May 2019 An optimised feasibility study into the Kvanefjeld rare earths project, in Greenland, has estimated a $31-million increase in annual revenue, at current rare-earth prices. ASX-listed Greenland Minerals on Wednesday reported that the optimised study had estimated an 8% increase in rare-earth... 

A$1bn Olive Downs coking coal mine cleared for development

By: Esmarie Iannucci     14th May 2019 The Queensland government has approved the proposed A$1-billion Olive Downs metallurgical coal mine being developed by Pembroke Resources. The Stage 1 project is expected to require a capital spend of A$450-million and will produce 4.5-million tonnes a year of steelmaking coal, which will be... 

Gemfields warns about forced illegal mining ‘slavery’ in Mozambique

By: Marleny Arnoldi     13th May 2019 London-based Gemfields warned in a statement on Monday that illegal miners were putting their lives at risk and facing “modern slavery” in Mozambique, where the company owns 75% of Montepuez Ruby Mining (MRM). The coloured gemstones miner has observed increasing numbers of illegal miner pit... 

JV brings Iron Ridge closer to development

By: Esmarie Iannucci     7th May 2019 Junior iron-ore developer Fenix Resources has struck a strategic alliance agreement with trucking and logistics company Minehaul, which could resulted in the accelerated development of the Iron Ridge project, in Western Australia. Under a joint venture (JV), known as Premium Minehaul, trucking... 

Deloitte consolidates Intelligent Mining offering

By: Marleny Arnoldi     6th May 2019 Since launching its Intelligent Mining system a bit more than a year ago, Deloitte has consolidated the respective service offerings into one combined mining intelligence capability, which now comprises a Digital Nerve Centre and Intelligent Boardroom. Deloitte digital mining operations leader... 

Theoretical balance crucial in applied competencies assessment

By: Thabi Madiba     3rd May 2019 In assessing applied competencies in terms of training and working on mining machinery, there must be a balance between theoretical, practical and workplace competences that are suited to a specific outcome or job, says mining transport products and services supplier A & R Engineering business... 

Condra customised crane completes Sishen’s ore spillage recovery chain

By: Nadine James     3rd May 2019 While grabbing cranes are usually large machines with wide spans and high lifting heights, the Condra grabbing crane installed in February at the railhead serving Sishen Iron Ore Mine, near Kuruman, was designed to manoeuvre through relatively tight space, Condra Cranes announced in a statement... 

Kumba maintains 2019 guidance, despite first-quarter production dip

By: Rebecca Campbell     3rd May 2019 With the release of its “Production and Sales Report” for the first quarter of this year (Q1 2019), Kumba Iron Ore Limited, part of the Anglo American plc group, has reaffirmed its guidance for total 2019 production and sales, issued in February (when it announced its annual results for 2018).... 

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