Modern Quarrying

When mines go out to tender on the goods and services they require, procurement officers should be looking beyond the service provider’s rates to the contribution they make to the mine’s cost per ton of minerals produced; not an easy task when there are so many hidden factors at play.

High quality dolerite aggregate from B&E International’s Howards Quarry at eMalahleni is keeping Much Asphalt’s nearby static plant well stocked to produce asphalt for the N4 highway project and developments as far as Nelspruit over 200 km east.

The UK Quarries Partnership Team (QPT) has produced a new, animated video to highlight health risks to quarry workers. Using animated videos as training aids to illustrate key health and safety messages has been used successfully by the quarrying industry previously, giving the QPT confidence that this approach is an effective way in which to highlight the exposure to silica dust in the workplace.

Open cast mining representative association Aspasa, has compiled an extensive toolkit to empower quarry owners to comply with all requirements of the Mine Health and Safety Act, as well as related legislation and its own strict standards.

The acquisition of Cape Lime in April 2016 is one of the group’s larger to date. At the sum of R276-million, this acquisition is another extension of the group’s diversification strategy aimed at leveraging off its core business, not only in new markets but by also offering new products in existing markets. Dale Kelly met up with Cape Lime managing director Gerhard at the company’s Vredendal operation in the Western Cape.

In another step towards safer blasting practice, leading explosives company BME is adapting mineral scanning technology to quickly identify reactive ground conditions that could lead to blast site incidents.

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Title: Editor
Name: Dale Kelly
Email: dalek@crown.co.za
Phone: 083 419 9162


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