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Implats trial of safety packed drill rig imminent
KZN coal mine supplying communities’ water needs and mulls output expansion
And, Golden Arrow, Silver Standard JV ‘a match made in heaven’ as explorer turns producer
The Safe Quality Stoping face advance drill rig from Brits-based mining machinery manufacturer GST Drilling will be trialled at platinum miner Impala Platinum’s E&F operation, in Rustenburg, South Africa, in the next few weeks.
GST GM Andre Opperman:
The Zululand region of KwaZulu-Natal was afflicted by what the Department of Water and Sanitation described as the “worst drought in a century” in 2016 and is still one of the water-scarce areas of the country.
ZAC engineering manager Siyabonga Mathonsi:
Canadian explorer Golden Arrow Resources has made the leap from project developer to revenue-earning miner through its novel partnership with senior miner Silver Standard Resources, after the latter exercised its option to form a JV with the company that will leverage significant synergies between the miners’ respective assets.
Golden Arrow president and CEO Joseph Grosso:
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