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Modern Mining May 2018In our comprehensive news section this month, we look at projects and mines all over Africa. Highlights are updates on Teranga Gold, which operates the Sabodala mine in Senegal and is developing the Wahgnion project in Burkina Faso (expected to pour its first gold by the end of 2019); Ivanhoe’s Kipushi zinc project in the DRC; Hummingbird’s new Yanfolila new gold mine in Burkina Faso; and Perseus Mining’s equally new Sissingué gold mine in Côte d’Ivoire.

Kwatani PIC 01Our special feature in this issue looks at the field of screening, crushing, screening and milling. Companies covered include screen manufacturer Kwatani, which is now busy with its biggest ever order, Osborn Engineered Products, which manufactures a range of comminution equipment at its factory in Elandsfontein, Johannesburg, and screening media supplier Multotec, which is now collaborating ever more closely with its sister companies in Europe.

Comment – West Africa’s newest gold mines hit the ground running

Four new gold mines in West Africa that have come on line in recent months were all completed on or ahead of schedule and within or below budget. Without exception, they are meeting or exceeding their production targets. Read more …

Volvo rigid haulers strengthen Babcock’s mining offering

With the launch of a complete range of Volvo-branded rigid haulers, Babcock, the highly successful Southern African dealer for Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE), believes it is now well-placed to broaden its customer base even further. The new range includes the flagship 100-ton payload R100E. Read more …

Wescoal Mining 2Wescoal gets critical mass

With its flagship Elandspruit mine now a mature operation and the Vanggatfontein mine in its stable as a result of the Keaton acquisition, Wescoal has emerged as one of the most significant players in the junior/mid-tier mining sector. Modern Mining recently visited Elandspruit and the Wescoal Processing Plant in the Middelburg area. Read more …

Impressive start-up by Mako

Senegal’s newest gold mine, Mako, has successfully transitioned to steady-state operations after pouring its first gold in late January this year. Developed by Toro Gold at a cost of US$158 million, it will produce 136 koz/a of gold over six years of open-pit mining (although eight years of processing are planned). Read more …

Boungou nears production

The new US$231 million Boungou gold mine of SEMAFO Inc in Burkina Faso is now commissioning and is expected to pour its first gold in June. SEMAFO is targeting an average annual production of 204 000 ounces during the first five years of operation. Read more …

Weba 3South Africa’s Weba a world leader in chute technology

Weba South Africa, designer and manufacturer of the innovative Weba Chute System, now has over 4 000 installations worldwide which collectively handle more than 2 billion tonnes of material a month. The company believes it is the largest dedicated manufacturer of engineered transfer chutes in the world. Read more …

Kwatani busy with big order to supply screens to coal mine

Leading vibrating screen expert Kwatani is supplying one of South Africa’s biggest opencast coal mining operations with 44 screens and feeders for a new coal treatment facility. Some of the screens have widths of up to 4,3 m. Read more …

New strategy in place at re-energised Osborn

Osborn BreakerOsborn Engineered Products, the South African manufacturer that has been supplying equipment to the mining industry for nearly 100 years, has a new focus on innovation and service. Modern Mining recently spoke to the company’s MD, Johan Goosen. Read more …

B&E targets the coal sector

Having recently completed a turnkey project to design, manufacture and commission a 1 000 t/h coal crushing plant in Mpumalanga, B&E International is increasingly broadening its scope beyond its traditional hard rock environment into the coal sector. Read more …

Collaboration now a key part of Multotec’s strategy

Roy Roche, Vice President Screening Media at Multotec, says the company is working more and more closely with its sister companies in Europe. Lessons and techniques are shared related to key issues such as accuracy of screening, preventing pegging and blinding on screen media, and replaceability of panels. Read more …

Weir builds it capability in the comminution space

With its Trio® brand of crushing equipment and the Enduron® range of screens, Weir Minerals Africa is continuing to build capability in the comminution space, says Vernon Steenbok, GM Comminution at the company. Read more …

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