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Modern Mining September 2018

In this issue we take a look at Mozambique, paying particular to Cabo Delgado Province in the north-east of the country, where a graphite mining boom is underway, with two mines – Balama and the much smaller Ancuabe – already operating with three more in the pipeline.

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Conferences and Exhibitions

A selection of some of the more notable upcoming conferences/exhibitions focused on mining in Africa. Organisers are welcome to send details of their events to mining@crown.co.za

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Modern Mining: Latest News

Major milestone for the Platreef project

Published: 15 October 2018

Shaft 1 of the Platreef project near Mokopane has reached the top of the high-grade ‘Flatreef’ deposit (T1 mineralised zone) at a depth of 780,2 m below surface. This is the...

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Perseus Mining completes Yaouré studies

Published: 15 October 2018

West African gold producer Perseus Mining, listed on the ASX and TSX, has announced that a value engineering assessment (VEA) and the front-end engineering and design (FEED) study for the...

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Liqhobong delivers an “exceptional performance”

Published: 02 October 2018

Firestone Diamonds, listed on AIM, has released its final results for the year ended 30 June 2018 – representing the first full year of commercial production at its Liqhobong mine...

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Ivanhoe makes another major discovery in the DRC

Published: 02 October 2018

Ivanhoe Mines, listed on the TSX, has announced an important new discovery of high-grade copper on its 100 %-owned Western Foreland licences, west of the Kamoa-Kakula mining licence in the...

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Teranga increases gold reserves at Wahgnion

Published: 28 September 2018

Teranga Gold Corporation has announced the results of an updated mineral reserve estimate and feasibility study for the Wahgnion development project in Burkina Faso, West Africa. Teranga, which also owns...

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DRA confirmed as EPCM contractor for Colluli

Published: 28 September 2018

ASX- and LSE-listed Danakali reports that DRA Global has been confirmed as the preferred Engineering, Procurement, Construction & Management (EPCM) provider for the Colluli potash project, subject to completion of...

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DRA Global secures Assmang’s Gloria project

Published: 04 September 2018

Multidisciplinary global engineering firm DRA Global has secured an EPCM contract with Assmang (Pty) Limited’s Black Rock Mine Operations for the replacement of the Gloria Manganese Mine’s underground rock handling...

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Drill rigs mobilised to vanadium project

Published: 04 September 2018

ASX-listed Tando Resources reports that it is set to start its drilling programme at its SPD vanadium project in South Africa.

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Osino discovers major gold trend in Namibia

Published: 03 September 2018

Osino Resources Corp, a Namibian-focused exploration company, has reported the discovery of a major new gold-bearing trend located in the southern central zone of the Damara orogenic belt, stretching from...

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DFS completed on Algerian base metals project

Published: 03 September 2018

ASX-listed Terramin Australia, through its subsidiary, Western Mediterranean Zinc Spa (WMZ), has completed an updated Definitive Feasibility Study (DFS) for the development of the Tala Hamza-Amizour (Tala Hamza) zinc and...

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Elikhulu pours its first gold

Published: 17 August 2018

The inaugural gold pour has taken place at the R1,7 billion Elikhulu tailings retreatment project in Evander, Mpumalanga, witnessed by several dignitaries including Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe.

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Perseus aims to expand resources at Côte d’Ivoire projects

Published: 17 August 2018

ASX-listed Perseus Mining has provided an update on its recent exploration activities at its Sissingué and Yaouré properties, both located in Côte d’Ivoire. 

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Kinross puts Phase Two expansion at Tasiast on hold

Published: 07 August 2018

Canada’s Kinross Gold Corporation has completed the Phase One expansion at its Tasiast gold mine in Mauritania but has “paused” the implementation of Phase Two. Tasiast, which produced 243 240 gold...

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Sanbrado developer makes key appointment

Published: 07 August 2018

Gold developer West African Resources (WAF), listed on the ASX and TSX-V, has made a key management appointment as it moves into the development phase for its 90-% owned Sanbrado...

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Randgold’s Kibali mine on track to beat its guidance

Published: 30 July 2018

Gold production at the Kibali mine in the DRC is rising steadily on the back of the optimisation of its automated underground operation, and it is on track to beat...

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Zimbabwean chrome miner launches aluminothermic plant

Published: 30 July 2018

African Chrome Fields (ACF), reputedly Zimbabwe’s biggest chrome miner, has launched its state-of-the-art aluminothermic plant which is set to further increase the company’s range of products through the addition of...

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Goldstone sinks shaft to access historic mine

Published: 11 July 2018

AIM-listed GoldStone Resources reports it is sinking a new shaft to access the historic high-grade Akrokeri underground gold mine, one of two previously producing operations at its Akrokeri-Homase Gold Project...

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Gamsberg zinc project now commissioning

Published: 11 July 2018

Vedanta Zinc International (VZI), a subsidiary of London-listed Vedanta Resources, reports that commissioning of its Gamsberg project near Aggeneys in South Africa’s Northern Cape Province has begun. The project is...

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Sasol inaugurates its Shondoni colliery

Published: 06 July 2018

Sasol has officially inaugurated its new R4,5 billion Shondoni colliery in Mpumalanga as part of its R14 billion mine replacement programme. The event was attended by a number of VIPS...

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Exxaro breaks ground on Belfast coal project

Published: 06 July 2018

South Africa’s largest coal producer and black empowered mining group, Exxaro, has broken ground on a R3,3-billion, first-of-its-kind digital mine.

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B2Gold ups its Malian exploration budget

Published: 02 July 2018

Canada’s B2Gold Corp has announced that it has increased the Fekola North Extension zone exploration budget at its Fekola mine in Mali based on very positive exploration drill results to...

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Boungou produces its first gold

Published: 02 July 2018

TSX-listed SEMAFO Inc reports that it has completed its first gold pour at the Boungou mine in Burkina Faso, slightly ahead of the original schedule. The first pour yielded approximately...

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Khoemacau copper-silver project ready to roll

Published: 08 June 2018

Botswana’s long-awaited Khoemacau copper/silver project is now ready to enter the mine development phase, with early works due to start in October this year and the full project release scheduled...

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Botswana Diamonds acquires Mooikloof kimberlite

Published: 08 June 2018

In an update on its exploration projects in South Africa, AIM-listed Botswana Diamonds reports it has been awarded the Mooikloof kimberlite pipe concession.

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Modern Mining: Product News

Weir Minerals provides pontoon solution at Madagascar mine

Published: 02 October 2018

Regular engagement with Rio Tinto’s QIT Madagascar Minerals (QMM) operation and a good understanding of local conditions allowed Weir Minerals Africa to provide the optimal solution to the customer’s recurring...

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New TOMRA sorter a game-changer

Published: 02 October 2018

The contribution of X-ray ore sorting to the efficiency of mineral processing is growing, and TOMRA’s new COM XRT 2.0 sorters are taking the value added by this technology to another level.

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Safe, dependable blast-hole drilling

Published: 03 July 2018

Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology has delivered and commissioned the first DR461i (now identified as the DR412i) rotary blast-hole drill to the African continent. This next generation blast-hole drill drastically...

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Cullinan and BME in blasting collaboration

Published: 03 July 2018

Cullinan Diamond Mine, owned and managed by Petra Diamonds since 2008 and previously known as Premier Mine, is located to the east of Pretoria. The mining operation is rich in...

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MSA Africa introduces integrated harness system

Published: 30 August 2017

Any safety-related incidents when working at height often necessitate self-rescue as the front-line or most rapid-response tactic. To facilitate this, MSA Africa is introducing its Latchways Personal Rescue Device (PRD)...

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Wheel mover attachment from Bobcat

Published: 30 August 2017

Handling tyres with diameters from 36 inch to 90 inch is now a safe, simple, and efficient operation thanks to a new Industrial Wheel Mover attachment introduced locally by Bobcat...

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Round-the-clock rental plant availability

Published: 23 February 2017

There are many companies in the pump rental business that promise, but not all of them deliver, according to Integrated Pump Rental Managing Director Lee Vine.

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CDE to launch wash plant and screens at CONEXPO

Published: 23 February 2017

Global wet processing industry leader CDE will once again participate in CONEXPO-CON/AGG (on 7-11 March 2017 in Las Vegas) where the company will unveil its latest innovation, the CDE M5500...

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Zest Energy provides mobile power for Kamoa-Kakula

Published: 17 January 2017

The development of the world’s largest high-grade copper deposit – the Kamoa-Kakula copper project in the DRC– is now running on power from the DRC’s national grid using a mobile...

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Rapid reloading emulsion system in use at Modder East

Published: 17 January 2017

In a first for South African mining, Gold One’s Modder East mine has rolled out an innovative infrastructure to use emulsion explosives for all 70 of its underground narrow-reef stope...

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Fibertex paving fabric used at Zambian mine

Published: 19 September 2016

The Fibertex range of geotextiles, which is designed especially for civil engineering, mining and road construction and maintenance projects, includes a paving fabric – Fibertex AM-2. This flexible needle punched...

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Locally built continuous miner launched at Electra

Published: 19 September 2016

Broadening its footprint as an OEM, JA Engineering introduced its first ever in-house designed continuous miner at Electra Mining 2016 - the Wildcat JAE42 CM.

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Spirals retrofit delivers improved recoveries

Published: 05 September 2016

Northam Chrome Producers is realising improved recoveries, better grades and higher yields following the retrofit of Multotec spirals at its recovery plant. The decision to replace the existing spirals with...

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Liner expert provides wear solution for chute project

Published: 05 September 2016

Chromium Carbide (CrC) liner expert Rio-Carb has provided a total wear solution for a chute project for a major chrome mine in the Rustenburg area in North West Province. This...

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FLSmidth provides package solution for Husab

Published: 02 August 2016

The Counter Current Decantation (CCD) thickener circuit at Swakop Uranium’s Husab project demonstrates the potential of an FLSmidth package solution. Designed and supplied by FLSmidth, this CCD circuit has the...

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Slurry Blaster de-silts ponds at DRC copper mine

Published: 02 August 2016

Rapid sediment build-up in acid ponds can have dire results for mines as the reservoirs gradually lose their ability to store solution, impacting on both upstream and downstream processes.

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