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Modern Mining November 2017

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MM November 2017 Front coverWhile there may be a limited number of African mining projects in the execution phase at the moment, studies on upcoming projects are coming through thick and fast and we cover some of them in this issue.

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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

Rainbow ships its first rare earth concentrate

Published: 06 December 2017

LSE-listed Rainbow, the rare earth element mining company, has exported its first 25-tonne shipment of rare earth concentrate from the Gakara project in Burundi. Gakara is one of the highest...

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Fekola races into commercial production

Published: 06 December 2017

Canada’s B2Gold Corp reports that its new Fekola gold mine in Mali achieved commercial production on 30 November, one month ahead of the revised schedule and four months ahead of...

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Mutamba pilot plant now commissioning

Published: 27 November 2017

AIM-quoted Savannah Resources has announced that construction of the 20 t/h pilot plant for its bulk metallurgical test work programme at the Mutamba mineral sands project in Mozambique is now...

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Balama produces its first flake graphite

Published: 27 November 2017

ASX-listed Syrah Resources has announced the first production of bagged saleable flake graphite from the Balama project in Mozambique.

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De Beers puts Voorspoed on the market

Published: 27 November 2017

De Beers Group has announced it is seeking expressions of interest from potential buyers for its Voorspoed mine in Kroonstad, Free State.

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Gamsberg project on track for mid-2018 start-up

Published: 13 November 2017

In its interim results for the six months ended 30 September, London-listed Vedanta Resources says that its Gamsberg zinc project in South Africa – being undertaken by Vedanta Zinc International...

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Caledonia to extend Central Shaft at Blanket gold mine

Published: 13 November 2017

Caledonia Mining Corporation, listed on the TSX and NYSE American, says that – following the recent announcement of an updated resource statement – it plans to extend the depth of...

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Platreef’s Shaft 1 reaches a depth of 500 m

Published: 02 November 2017

Robert Friedland and Lars-Eric Johansson, respectively Executive Chairman and CEO of TSX-listed Ivanhoe Mines, and Dr Patricia Makhesha, Managing Director of Ivanhoe’s subsidiary, Ivanplats, have jointly announced that Shaft 1...

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Houndé completed under budget and ahead of schedule

Published: 02 November 2017

Endeavour Mining Corporation, listed on the TSX, has announced that the construction of its Houndé gold project in Burkina Faso has been completed US$15 million below its initial capital budget...

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Diamond explorer re-discovers eight kimberlites

Published: 30 October 2017

Botswana Diamonds (BOD), listed on AIM, has reported the re-discovery of eight Group 1 kimberlites at its Free State project, part of its Vutomi project in South Africa.

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Yanfolila power plant commissioned

Published: 30 October 2017

AIM-listed Hummingbird Resources has announced that Aggreko has fully commissioned the 7,4 MW diesel power facility on site to provide power to the process plant at the company’s Yanfolila gold...

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Kibali underground mine in final commissioning stage

Published: 17 October 2017

The Kibali gold mine remains on track to achieve its production target of 610 000 ounces this year as its underground operations and the integration and automation of the vertical...

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Implats makes strategic investment in Waterberg project

Published: 17 October 2017

Platinum Group Metals, listed on the TSX and NYSE American, has announced that Impala Platinum Holdings Ltd (Implats) has entered into definitive agreements with Platinum Group, the Japan Oil, Gas...

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Fekola mill construction completed three months early

Published: 05 October 2017

B2Gold Corp, headquartered in Vancouver, Canada and listed on the TSX and NYSE American, reports it has completed construction of the Fekola mill and commenced ore processing, more than three...

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Positive PFS completed on Nigeria’s Segilola gold project

Published: 05 October 2017

Thor Explorations, listed on the TSX-V, has announce positive results for its independent Preliminary Feasibility Study (PFS) and maiden probable mineral reserve for its 100 %-owned Segilola gold project in...

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Wet commissioning underway at Houndé

Published: 27 September 2017

TSX-listed Endeavour Mining Corporation reports that excellent progress continues to be made at its Houndé gold project in Burkina Faso, as wet commissioning has commenced and the first ore has...

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Asanko Gold acquires prospective Miradani property

Published: 27 September 2017

Asanko Gold Inc, listed on the TSX and NYSE American, has acquired ownership of the Miradani Mining Lease, which is adjacent to the Asanko Gold Mine (AGM) in Ghana, West...

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Banfora FS demonstrates “solid project economics”

Published: 11 September 2017

Canada’s Teranga Gold Corporation, listed on the TSX and ASX, has produced a positive Feasibility Study (FS) on its permitted Banfora gold project in Burkina Faso, which it acquired last...

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Pan African breaks first ground at Elikhulu

Published: 11 September 2017

Pan African Resources has broken first ground at its Elikhulu tailings retreatment project in Evander, Mpumalanga, officially marking the start of construction of the plant which is expected to produce...

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Platinum Group announces proposed sale of Maseve

Published: 07 September 2017

Platinum Group Metals (Platinum Group), listed on the TSX and NYSE American, has announced that it has entered into a term sheet to sell Maseve Investments 11 Proprietary Limited (Maseve)...

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New era of production draws closer at Kipushi

Published: 07 September 2017

Robert Friedland, Executive Chairman of TSX-listed Ivanhoe Mines, and Lars-Eric Johansson, Chief Executive Officer, have jointly announced that negotiations are underway with government agencies – Gécamines, the state-owned miner and...

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Walkabout reduces the capex for Lindi Jumbo graphite project

Published: 30 August 2017

A Definitive Feasibility Study (DFS) by ASX-listed Walkabout Resources (WKT) for a proposed open-pit mine and graphite processing plant at its Lindi Jumbo graphite project in Tanzania was released to...

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Otjikoto to get 7 MW of solar power

Published: 30 August 2017

Caterpillar has announced that B2Gold Corp, reportedly one of the fastest-growing gold producers in the world, has selected the company and Cat® dealer Barloworld to supply 7 MW of solar...

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Alphamin on track to deliver Bisie in 2019

Published: 23 August 2017

Alphamin Resources Corp, listed on the TSX-V, is on track to deliver on the commitment to develop the first large commercial tin mine in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo...

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Modern Mining: Product News

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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Multotec drives down DMS maintenance costs

Published: 30 June 2016

Maintenance is a critical requirement for any minerals processing plant and Multotec says it has made it easier for mines to implement a pro-active programme on Dense Medium Separation (DMS)...

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Pneuflot technology proves itself in field trials

Published: 30 June 2016

Pneumatic flotation technology is reported to be delivering outstanding results in field trials involving platinum group metals (PGMs) and iron ore, and will soon be put to the test in...

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Mogalakwena acquires CYBERMINE Full Mission Simulator

Published: 28 April 2016

Employees of Anglo American’s Mogalakwena platinum mine in Limpopo Province, as well as the surrounding community, are reaping the benefits of the mine’s high-fidelity, simulator-training programme.

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World’s largest articulated hauler introduced locally

Published: 28 April 2016

Babcock has introduced the new Volvo A60H articulated hauler to the Southern African market following its much-anticipated unveiling at the 2016 Bauma exhibition. This heavyweight 60-tonne articulated hauler is the...

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