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Modern Mining February 2019

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Modern Mining February 2019Copper features prominently in this issue, with articles on both the T3 copper/silver project in the Kalahari Copperbelt of Botswana and the Kamoa/Kakula project of Ivanhoe and its partners in the DRC’s Lualaba Province. T3 could bring back copper mining to Botswana – the country has a long history of producing copper but currently has no active copper mines – while Kamoa-Kakula has the potential to become the world’s second biggest copper mining complex.

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Modern Mining: Latest News

Debswana starts on giant Cut-9 project at Jwaneng

Published: 19 March 2019

The Debswana Diamond Company (Debswana), a 50/50 joint venture between the Government of the Republic of Botswana and De Beers Group, has announced the commencement of the Cut-9 project to...

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Palabora ventilation shaft contract awarded

Published: 19 March 2019

Murray & Roberts Cementation has been awarded a contract by Palabora Mining Company for a 1 200-m deep ventilation shaft.

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Phase 1 of Makhado coal project approved

Published: 15 March 2019

MC Mining has announced the development of its flagship Makhado hard coking and thermal coal through a phased approach. Present plans are for Construction of Phase 1 to commence in Q3...

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Wood Group to undertake PFS on Longonjo

Published: 15 March 2019

Following the recent mineral resource upgrade at its Longonjo NdPr project in Angola, ASX-listed Pensana Metals (Pensana) has appointed the international engineering company Wood Group to execute a Preliminary Feasibility...

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Cardinal Resources wins prestigious Thayer Lindsley award

Published: 07 March 2019

Cardinal Resources has been named as the winner of the 2019 Thayer Lindsley Award by the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC).

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New CEO for Asanko Gold

Published: 07 March 2019

Asanko Gold Inc, listed on the TSX and NYSE American, has announced the appointment of Greg McCunn as Chief Executive Officer and Director of Asanko with effect from April 1...

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Vedanta’s Gamsberg zinc project officially opened

Published: 01 March 2019

President Cyril Ramaphosa has officially opened Vedanta Zinc International (VZI)’s Gamsberg mine, outside Aggeneys in South Africa’s Northern Cape Province.

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De Beers consolidates its mining assets in SA and Canada

Published: 26 February 2019

De Beers Group has announced an initiative to consolidate its mining assets in South Africa and Canada into one business called De Beers Group Managed Operations. The new business will...

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Cupric secures funding for Khoemacau Project

Published: 26 February 2019

 Khoemacau Copper Mines (Khoemacau) and Cupric Canyon Capital have announced major progress towards the construction of the Khoemacau copper/silver project in Botswana with the signing of a ‘Project Funding Package’...

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Wet commissioning starts at Ity CIL project

Published: 25 February 2019

Endeavour Mining Corporation, listed on the TSX, has announced that excellent progress continues to be made at its Ity CIL project in Côte d’Ivoire, as wet commissioning has commenced. ore...

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Consultant appointed to advise on potash project

Published: 25 February 2019

London-listed Emmerson Plc, which is developing the Khemisset potash project in Morocco, has appointed Don Larmour of Global Potash Solutions to advise on metallurgy and processing. Larmour will act as...

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Kamoa-Kakula – the DRC’s emerging copper giant

Published: 18 February 2019

TSX-listed Ivanhoe Mines has announced the results of an independent Pre-Feasibility Study (PFS) for the Kakula copper mine in the DRC and an update on the Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA)...

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Significant Côte d'Ivoire resource increase

Published: 18 February 2019

Centamin, which is listed on the LSE and TSX and whose primary asset is the Sukari gold mine in Egypt, has announced that a 120 000 m drill programme in 2018 across...

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Prospect wins accolade at 2019 Mining Indaba

Published: 08 February 2019

Prospect Resources, a company listed on the ASX, has been announced as the winner of the 2019 Investment Battlefield competition at the Mining Indaba for its Arcadia lithium project located...

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DRA and SENET enter into merger agreement

Published: 08 February 2019

Global engineering, project delivery and operations management group DRA has entered into a merger agreement with SENET, a leading African project management and engineering firm, to create one of the...

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Trial mining in progress as Esaase

Published: 04 February 2019

Asanko Gold Inc, listed on the TSX and NYSE American, has provided an update on the development of the Esaase project, which forms part of the multi-pit Asanko Gold Mine...

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AfriTin takes decision to modify Uis Pilot Plant

Published: 04 February 2019

AIM-listed AfriTin Mining, which is working to restart the Uis tin mine in Namibia, says that a decision has been taken to modify the Phase 1 plant to add production capacity...

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Ivanhoe intersects 13,05 % copper at Kamoa North

Published: 04 February 2019

TSX-listed Ivanhoe Mines has announced that exploration hole DD1450 drilled at the Kamoa North prospect area, on the 397 km2 Kamoa-Kakula mining licence, has intersected 13,05 % copper over 22,3 m (true...

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Karowe delivers another big gem diamond

Published: 29 January 2019

Lucara Diamond Corp has announced the recovery of a 240-carat gem diamond from its 100 %-owned Karowe diamond mine located in the Orapa Diamond Field of Botswana.

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A strong Q4 tops off a good year for Endeavour

Published: 29 January 2019

TSX-listed Endeavour Mining, which operates several mines gold mines in West Africa including the new Houndé mine in Burkina Faso, has announced its preliminary financial and operating results for the...

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Mako puts in a strong first year performance

Published: 25 January 2019

In its unaudited results for the 12 months ended 31 December 2018, Toro Gold, a private gold producer, reports that its Mako gold mine in eastern Senegal produced 156 926 ounces...

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DRC cobalt producer joins the Cobalt Institute

Published: 25 January 2019

The Cobalt Institute (CI) has welcomed Metalkol RTR as a new member. Metalkol RTR is a major reprocessing plant for historic cobalt and copper tailings from previous mining operations in...

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Kropz aims for 2020 start to Elandsfontein production

Published: 25 January 2019

Aspirant phosphate producer Kropz says it is looking to achieve steady-state production from its South African phosphate mining operation during 2020 and – with two new African phosphate assets acquired...

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Sibanye-Stillwater achieves significant safe production milestones and appoints panel of leading global safety experts

Published: 17 January 2019

Sibanye-Stillwater has advised that its South African operations achieved a significant Safe Production milestone of 5 000 000 fatality free shifts on 10 January 2019. This milestone follows shortly on...

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Modern Mining: Product News

AfroxPac 35i self-rescuers more dependable than ever

Published: 06 March 2019

Safeguarding miners against toxic smoke and oxygen-deficient atmosphere is vital for protecting underground workers. Manufactured by Afrox, the AfroxPac 35i is a closed-circuit, chemical oxygen generating, body-worn emergency breathing device...

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Multotec’s ceramic impellers boost uptime at DRC mine

Published: 06 March 2019

A large order of 24 ceramic impellers destined for pumping equipment in a copper mine in the DRC signals the value this technology brings through longer wear life and less...

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Aussie logistics leader fills up to 10 bulk bags/h for abrasive minerals customer

Published: 15 February 2019

WEST PERTH, AUSTRALIA — Qube Bulk, a division of Australia’s largest provider of import and export logistics services, manages more than 20 million tonnes of bulk product shipments per year...

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Revolutionary X-ray technology finds gold faster

Published: 25 January 2019

thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions South Africa has been appointed as the official reseller of the ground-breaking PhotonAssay technology from Chrysos Corporation headquartered in South Australia.

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Thin-skin liner stabilises Tweefontein highwall

Published: 14 January 2019

To provide effective stabilisation against geological disturbances, CHRYSO® TSL liquid polymer (LP) dustless, thin-skin liner has been applied over 1 400 m2 of highwall at the Tweefontein coal mine central pit...

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DebTech technology selected for Tongo project

Published: 14 January 2019

Working in collaboration with project house Paradigm Project Management, diamond processing technology specialist DebTech is supplying its well-proven X-ray diamond recovery technology to the Tongo diamond mining project in Sierra...

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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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