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Epiroc aims to halve carbon dioxide emissions in operations as part of 2030 goals

By: Schalk Burger     3rd July 2020 Mining and infrastructure equipment multinational Epiroc this week released its 2030 sustainability goals, which include halving carbon dioxide emissions from operations, transport and major suppliers, as well as from customers’ use of Epiroc equipment. "These are challenging targets, but we will... 

At least 113 killed as Myanmar jade mine collapse buries workers

By: Reuters     2nd July 2020 A landslide at a jade mine in northern Myanmar killed at least 113 people, with more feared dead, authorities said on Thursday, after a heap of mining waste collapsed into a lake, triggering a wave of mud and water that buried many workers. The miners were collecting stones in the jade-rich... 

Mount Mackenzie optimised - REZ

By: Esmarie Iannucci     2nd July 2020 Pit optimisation and higher gold prices have improved the economics of the Mount Mackenzie gold and silver project, in Queensland. ASX-listed Resources and Energy reported this week that on the back of an updated mineral resource estimate, and accounting for a higher gold price, the optimisation... 

Metso Outotec starts operations - partner for positive change for tomorrow’s aggregates, minerals, metals and recycling industries

1st July 2020 As sustainable processing of the world’s natural resources is becoming a norm within the industries, Metso Outotec is driving the transformation.  Metso Outotec, a unique new company with leadership in sustainable minerals and metals processing and recycling technologies begins its operations... 

Environmental groups propose tailings dam safety standards

By: Reuters     30th June 2020 Mining companies should be required to buy private insurance for tailings dams and their board of directors should be held legally responsible for any disasters, a coalition of 140 environmental groups said in a report published on Tuesday. The recommendations, which differ from standards to be... 

Future of copper production thrown into doubt by worker cuts

By: Bloomberg     24th June 2020 Skeleton crews are running Chile’s massive copper mines at full tilt, skimping on maintenance and earthworks. It’s a short-term fix that carries risks for future output. When the pandemic hit and mines around the world shut, those in Chile figured out a way to keep churning out copper for... 

Common misconceptions surrounding the demolition industry

22nd June 2020 Specialising in the heavy industrial and large commercial space, Jet Demolition undertakes a range of challenging demolition projects. It also excels at technically-demanding projects that require the highest levels of safety and quality. Jet Demolition Contracts Manager Kate Bester (N. Dip.... 

New spiral means better recoveries for ferrochrome – and beyond

By: Creamer Media Reporter      15th June 2020 Following years of detailed test work in the ferrochrome sector, Multotec has successfully developed and proven a spiral concentrator that eliminates beaching and enhances recoveries in the 1 mm to 3 mm fractions of high density material. Significantly, when compared to traditional spirals the... 

ELB shareholders vote in favour of Australian business disposal

By: Marleny Arnoldi     26th May 2020 JSE-listed capital equipment and solutions provider ELB Group will proceed with selling its Australian business, after a majority of shareholders voting in favour of the disposal. The company hosted a general meeting on May 25 for shareholders to vote on the proposed disposal of ELB Australia.  

Clayton Valley study proves viability for Cypress to go ahead with pilot plant

By: Marleny Arnoldi     22nd May 2020 TSX-V-listed Cypress Development has announced positive results from a prefeasibility study (PFS) of the company’s Clayton Valley lithium project, in Nevada, US. The study, prepared by Continental Metallurgical Services, envisions an average production rate of 15 000 t/d to produce 27 400 t/y... 

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