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Modern Mining March 2019This issue features coverage of a nice spread of commodities, with articles on the Vametco vanadium operation near Brits, the Liqhobong diamond mine in Lesotho and the Lindi Jumbo graphite project in Tanzania. We also look at the legacy of De Beers’ Voorspoed diamond mine in South Africa’s Free State Province, which has now closed down after 10 years of operations.

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Modern Mining: Latest News

Zambian nickel mine resumes operations

Published: 16 April 2019

Mabiza Resources and its major investor, Consolidated Nickel Mines Ltd (CNM), have announced he resumption of mining operations at the Munali Nickel Mine, located in Southern Zambia. CNN is a...

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Ity CIL project achieves commercial production

Published: 09 April 2019

Endeavour Mining Corporation, listed on the TSX, has announced commercial production of its Ity CIL project, in Côte d’Ivoire, at its full nameplate capacity following a quick ramp-up phase.

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Rio Tinto approves US$463 million Zulti South project

Published: 09 April 2019

Rio Tinto has approved the next stage in the development of Richards Bay Minerals (RBM) in South Africa through the construction of the Zulti South project. The US$463million (Rio Tinto...

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Bauxite project achieves construction milestone

Published: 04 April 2019

The Guinea Alumina Corporation (GAC) bauxite mine project in the Boké region of Guinea, West Africa, recently achieved a major construction milestone when the project team safely set the car...

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FLSmidth doubles the size of its Delmas Supercenter

Published: 04 April 2019

The formal opening – on 3 April – of FLSmidth’s expanded facilities at its Delmas Supercenter in Mpumalanga is good news for customers, while boosting the engineering capability of the...

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B2Gold approves Fekola expansion

Published: 28 March 2019

Canada’s B2Gold Corp has announced very positive results from the Expansion Study Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA) for its Fekola mine in Mali and says it is proceeding with the expansion...

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Coal miner launches Mining Academic Programme

Published: 28 March 2019

Black Royalty Minerals (BRM), a division of the Makole Group and operator of Chilwavhusiku Colliery, a fully black-owned mine based in Bronkhorstspruit, has launched its Mining Academic Programme (MAP). The...

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Endeavour’s Ity CIL project produces its first gold

Published: 22 March 2019

TSX-listed Endeavour Mining has announced that the first gold pour from the Ity CIL project in Côte d'Ivoire took place on March 18, 2019, ahead of schedule and under-budget. The...

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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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Modern Mining: Product News

Bulk bag filler handles chunks and semi-solids

Published: 29 March 2019

A new wide-inlet bulk bag filler fromFlexicon allows rapid filling and passage  of large, moist or dense chunks and semi solid materials into open or duffle-top bulk bags.

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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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