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Modern Mining March 2018

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Modern Mining March 2018 Front coverWe lead off our in-depth project coverage in this issue with a report on Shanta Gold’s New Luika Gold Mine (NLGM) near Mbeya in south-west Tanzania. The mine has now transitioned into being predominantly an underground operation, with two underground orebodies – Bauhinia Creek and Luika – currently being exploited and a third, Ilunga, to follow.

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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

AfriTin completes mine design for Uis

Published: 16 April 2018

Reporting on its Uis tin project in Namibia, AIM-listed AfriTin Mining says that following the completion of a mapping programme and construction of a 3-D geological model, it has undertaken...

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Updated study strengthens the case for Kalongwe

Published: 16 April 2018

ASX-listed Nzuri Copper has completed an updated Feasibility Study (FS) for the proposed Stage 1 development of its flagship 85 %-owned Kalongwe copper-cobalt project located in the Kolwezi region of the DRC.

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Volvo unveils its rigid hauler range

Published: 12 April 2018

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has unveiled its new range of Volvo-branded rigid haulers at the company’s Motherwell facility in Scotland. Around 160 customers and dealers from around the world...

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Wits launches DigiMine initiative

Published: 29 March 2018

In a technology-focused partnership that will help make mines safer and more productive, Sibanye-Stillwater and the Wits Mining Institute (WMI) at the University of the Witwatersrand have launched the Sibanye-Stillwater...

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Platreef project powers ahead

Published: 29 March 2018

Reporting on its Platreef project near Mokopane in its financial results for the year ended 31 December 2017, TSX-listed Ivanhoe Mines says sinking of the project’s Shaft 1 had reached a...

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Strong performance by Yanfolila

Published: 22 March 2018

Hummingbird Resources, listed on AIM, reports that the ramp-up of its Yanfolila gold mine in Mali, which commenced gold production in December 2017, is progressing well.

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Blanket gold mine sets new records

Published: 22 March 2018

In its results for the fourth quarter and year ended 31 December 2017, Caledonia Mining Corporation says that the Blanket gold mine near Gwanda in Zimbabwe produced 16 425 ounces of...

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Drill programme at Douta gold project kicks off

Published: 13 March 2018

Thor Explorations, listed on the TSX-V, has commenced the drilling of an 8 000 m RC drilling programme at its Douta project in south-east Senegal. This programme follows on from its successful...

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Magnum launches trial mining programme at Gravelotte

Published: 13 March 2018

ASX-listed Magnum Mining has begun a key trial mining and processing programme at its 74 %-owned Gravelotte emerald project, located in Limpopo Province.

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Sharp increase in head grade at Barberton

Published: 06 March 2018

In its latest operational update, Pan African reports that the average head grade for the Barberton Mines complex, which includes the Fairview, Sheba and Consort mines, has risen from an...

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Production ramp-up continues at Balama

Published: 06 March 2018

ASX-listed Syrah Resources, developer of the new Balama graphite mine in northern Mozambique, reports it has been continuing to ramp up production of flake and fines graphite with increased recoveries...

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Major milestone for kimberlite project

Published: 01 March 2018

Stellar Diamonds plc, the London quoted diamond exploration and development company focused on West Africa, has announced the completion of the Tribute Mining Agreement and Revenue Share Agreement with Octea...

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Positive Scoping Study on Balama Central

Published: 01 March 2018

ASX-listed Battery Minerals has completed a Scoping Study on its Balama Central graphite project located in northern Mozambique. According to the company, the study describes a project with globally competitive...

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Sissingué passes performance tests

Published: 22 February 2018

Perseus Mining, listed on the ASX and TSX, reports that performance tests at its new Sissingué gold mine in Côte d’Ivoire to verify the construction contractor’s warranted operating capabilities of...

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SENET appoints a new Managing Director

Published: 22 February 2018

The SENET board has announced that Darren Naylor has been appointed as Managing Director of the company, effective 1 March 2018.

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Agreements pave the way for Obuasi redevelopment

Published: 22 February 2018

AngloGold Ashanti reports it has signed the regulatory and fiscal agreements with the Government of Ghana that will provide the framework for the redevelopment of the Obuasi gold mine.

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Cardinal completes PEA on Namdini

Published: 12 February 2018

Cardinal Resources, listed on the ASX and TSX, has announced the results of a Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA) of the Namdini gold project in Ghana, West Africa. According to Cardinal...

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Gamsberg zinc project remains on track

Published: 12 February 2018

In its production and financial results for the third quarter ended 31 December 2017, Vedanta Resources says that the US$400 million Gamsberg zinc project in the Northern Cape is on...

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First gold poured at Mako in Senegal

Published: 12 February 2018

Toro Gold, a private gold exploration and development company, has announced that first gold has been poured at its Mako mine in Eastern Senegal. The mine is owned and operated...

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Randgold lifts gold production yet again

Published: 12 February 2018

For the seventh consecutive year, Randgold Resources has increased its gold production, boosting output in 2017 by 5 % to 1,31 million ounces, ahead of its guidance, while shrinking total...

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Chrome tailings retreatment plant complete

Published: 31 January 2018

ChromTech Holdings, the South African mine-to-market chrome producer established in 2006, has announced the completion of its R230 million chrome tailings retreatment plant at platinum producer Lonmin.

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Loulo-Gounkoto on track to improve on record performance

Published: 31 January 2018

Randgold Resources’ Loulo-Gounkoto gold mining complex in Mali is on track to improve on its record performance in 2016, with last year’s production expected to reach a new peak and...

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Bakubung reaches major milestone

Published: 31 January 2018

WorleyParsons RSA, which has designed more deep mine shafts than any other company in the world, has recently completed the first and most critical phase of Wesizwe’s R10,7 billion Bakubung...

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Solar-powered load scanning at Sabodala

Published: 18 January 2018

Loadscan’s first off-the-grid solar-powered Load Volume Scanner (LVS) system is reportedly proving successful at Teranga Gold’s Sabodala mine in Senegal.

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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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