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Ewoyaa lithium project, Ghana – update
25th August 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Piedmont Lithium plans to use proceeds from the sale of lithium concentrate from its offtake agreement with North American Lithium to fund further investment in Ewoyaa. 


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Jansen potash project, Australia – update
25th August 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

BHP CEO Mike Henry has said a projected timeline for first production under an accelerated expansion scenario at Phase 2 of the Jansen project remains 2029. 


Thor Explorations reports good interim revenue, earnings performance
24th August 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Gold miner Thor Explorations saw good developments across its Segilola gold mine, in Nigeria, and its mineral exploration properties located in Nigeria, Senegal and Burkina Faso for the three and... 


Gold bars produced by Rand Refinery
Investors say they’ll stick with gold as Fed cycle heads for end
23rd August 2023 By: Bloomberg

Gold isn’t losing its allure, according to a dozen money managers who all told Bloomberg News they expect to maintain or raise their exposure to the precious metal in the coming twelve months.... 


Azure Minerals is among Australia's emerging lithium stars. The company, which owns the Andover project (pictured), recently rejected a takeover offer from SQM.
Lithium craze sparks 1 100% stock gains as well as deep losses
23rd August 2023 By: Bloomberg

Investors who bought Australian lithium stocks at the start of the year could have doubled their money or lost more than half of it — reflecting the extreme volatility of companies mining one of... 


Canisters filled with uranium hexafluoride gas that must be enriched to power reactors. Converting milled uranium into this gas is the most acute bottleneck in the US nuclear fuel cycle.
The race to ditch Russian uranium starts in New Mexico’s desert
23rd August 2023 By: Bloomberg

In a remote, dusty corner of New Mexico, so near to the Texas border that if you wander too close your smartphone changes time zones, sits a pristine factory that is the best chance for the US to... 


First production from Jansen Phase 2 still in 2029, says Henry
First production from Jansen Phase 2 still in 2029, says Henry
22nd August 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

The projected timeline for first production under an accelerated Phase 2 expansion scenario of the Jansen potash mine, in Canada, remains 2029, BHP CEO Mike Henry said on Tuesday, addressing the... 


Hitemp 160 pump bushings successfully tested in harsh fuming sulphuric acid
Hitemp 160 pump bushings successfully tested in harsh fuming sulphuric acid
22nd August 2023

Vesconite Bearings is pleased to announce the successful testing of its Hitemp 160 machined bushings in a demanding application in South Korea. The client, a prominent industrial entity, carried... 


Vesconite Superlube vanes have been successfully tested in concrete vibrators
New Vesconite Superlube vanes solve wear in concrete vibrators
22nd August 2023

When a concrete vibrator manufacturer had difficulties with the vanes installed in its vibrators it sought a solution from Vesconite Bearings - and experienced encouraging results. Concrete... 


Vesconite Hilube lantern rings have proved to be corrosion-proof at Hoover Dam
Four-foot diameter lantern rings solve corrosion issues in Hoover Dam hydro plant
22nd August 2023

When engineers at Hoover Dam determined that the original cast iron lantern rings built into some of its turbines needed to be replaced, they were looking for a solution to help them overcome the... 


Image of the SKF TKST 21 stethoscope monitors noise in industrial equipment
Early detection through noise monitoring
19th August 2023

Monitoring noise in industrial equipment and machine components allows for the early detection of errors and preventative maintenance in machinery. The SKF TKST 21 stethoscope can be used for noise... 


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Ewoyaa lithium project, Ghana – update
18th August 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Atlantic Lithium has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Ghanaian University of Mines and Technology to undertake a definitive feasibility study on the viability of producing feldspar... 


SKF reconditions submerged scraper idlers, more than doubles average Mean-Time Between Failures   
SKF reconditions submerged scraper idlers, more than doubles average Mean-Time Between Failures   
17th August 2023

The utilisation of SKF sealed bearings, combined with upgraded internal modifications, reconditioning and locally manufactured custom seals, has increased the average MTBF (Mean-Time Between... 


Tesla warns miner of possible legal claim on failed supply talks
17th August 2023 By: Bloomberg

Australia’s Core Lithium said Tesla notified the miner of a potential legal claim after their negotiations for a supply deal fell through in 2022. The potential legal claim is related to a binding... 


Vesconite senior technical representative Phillip de Villiers
Vesconite's Hitemp 160 bearing material transforms high-temperature pump applications
17th August 2023

Hitemp 160 is a new bearing material able to operate up to 200 °C, depending on the application. South African bearings and wear parts manufacturer Vesconite Bearings produces its Hitemp 160... 


Initial drilling from Thor Explorations’ Nigeria prospect return encouraging results
16th August 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Minerals exploration and mining company Thor Explorations is “extremely encouraged” by the first set of results from its initial drilling campaign being undertaken on one of the company’s prospects... 


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BMG will also showcase new products, including Liqui Moly oil kits and additives
Company expands agri presence through Nampo Cape Show
11th August 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Following a successful Nampo 2023 show in Bothaville, in the Free State, in May, industrial machinery manufacturer Bearing Man Group (BMG) will exhibit at the Nampo Cape Show, in Cape Town, in... 


VITAL ROLE
South Africa’s agricultural sector plays a vital role in the country’s economy, contributing significantly to employment, food security and export revenue
Company driving innovation in agricultural sector
11th August 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

South Africa’s agricultural sector plays a vital role in the country’s economy, contributing significantly to employment, food security and export revenue. The industry, therefore, stands to... 


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Where’s the urgency?
11th August 2023 By: Terence Creamer

The Energy Regulator’s decision to transfer the transmission facilities licence to the National Transmission Company South Africa (NTC) is indeed a “milestone”, as was highlighted by the National... 


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Quellaveco mine, Peru
4th August 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

A copper mine in Moquegua region, Peru. 


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Delba's Field Services: Your Trusted Onsite Solution for All Electrical Rotating Equipment Problems
2nd August 2023

Collectively, electrical rotating equipment is the workhorse of modern industrial operations, powering a wide range of machinery across various sectors. However, like any complex mechanical system,... 


India house amends mining rules to open lithium to private firms
28th July 2023 By: Bloomberg

India’s lower house of parliament approved changes to the country’s mining rules to boost exploration, including allowing private miners to search for some critical minerals like lithium. The main... 


SKF Maintenance Products proudly celebrates 50 years of innovation, growth and success!  
SKF Maintenance Products proudly celebrates 50 years of innovation, growth and success!  
27th July 2023

It is with extreme pride that SKF Maintenance Products celebrates its 50th anniversary! What initially started as a small business unit with a portfolio that focused on bearing tools and greases is... 


Kavango signs contract for 30 km of survey lines at Botswana project
25th July 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Southern Africa-focused metals exploration company Kavango Resources has signed a contract for 30 km of Induced Polarisation (IP) survey lines over targeted areas within the company’s Karakubis... 


Wide pegmatite intercepts announced in Initial Kamativi lithium drilling programme
24th July 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Exploration and development mining company Galileo announced on July 24 that the first two holes of the recently started drill programme over the Kamativi lithium/tin target, in Zimbabwe, have... 


SEW-EURODRIVE’s X.e agitator
New agitator gear unit launched
22nd July 2023

An agitator gear unit said to be ideal for high-performance agitators and mixers, has recently been released. The unit forms part of drive technology supplier SEW-EURODRIVE’s  X.e series and... 


Oriole reports consistent lithium exploration results
21st July 2023 By: Darren Parker

Aim-listed Oriole Resources has reported consistent results from the exploration of lithium potential within its 90%-owned Central Licence Package (CLP) project, in Cameroon. This extensive CLP... 


PILOT PROJECT
Mammoet used a customised, hydraulically powered solution – the SBL 1100 – at the Unterweser nuclear power plant
Hydraulic lifting for nuclear components
21st July 2023

Heavy lifting and transport company Mammoet used a customised, hydraulically powered solution – the SBL 1100, a moveable four-point hydraulic lifting gantry with a capacity of 1 100 t – as part of... 


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Midea
20th July 2023

The MagBoost magnetic bearing centrifugal chiller is the latest generation of oil-free centrifugal chillers independently developed by Midea, featuring Midea’s core technologies.  The oil-free,... 


SKF successfully replaces a non-standard mill pinion housing assembly with a standard customised solution  
17th July 2023

SKF provided a custom mill pinion housing assembly solution for a new horizontal grinding mill to a key customer for a project in Africa. Janus Bezuidenhout, SKF Application Engineering Manager,... 


Caledonia reiterates Blanket guidance despite underwhelming quarterly production
17th July 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Aim-listed Caledonia Mining’s Blanket gold mine, in Zimbabwe, produced 17 436 oz for the quarter ended June 30, representing an 8.7% increase on the 16 036 oz produced in the first quarter of the... 


Phoenix Copper kicks off exploration at Navarre Creek
17th July 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Aim-listed Phoenix Copper has initiated its 2023 drilling programme at the Navarre Creek exploration project in Custer county, Idaho. The 2023 drilling programme marks a new phase of work on the... 


Keep your ear to the ground with the TKST 21 Stethoscope from SKF
Keep your ear to the ground with the TKST 21 Stethoscope from SKF
14th July 2023

The SKF TKST 21 Stethoscope is a high quality hand-held instrument that monitors noise in bearings, machines and components.  “The ability to ‘listen’ to rotating equipment and machine components,... 


Atlantic appoints DRA to confirm viability of upgrading lower-grade secondary product at Ewoyaa
14th July 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Aim-listed Atlantic Lithium has appointed consultancy DRA Global to conduct a scoping study for the inclusion of a flotation circuit at the Ewoyaa lithium project, in Ghana. The scoping study... 


Firm’s products mitigate challenges
14th July 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

In the competitive fastener industry, substandard products often present a significant challenge, one that industrial machinery manufacturer Bearing Man Group (BMG) aims to mitigate through... 


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Vanadium recovery project, Finland – update
14th July 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Neometals has announced the signing of a binding offtake agreement between the developer of the project and mining major Glencore. 


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Boron mine, US
14th July 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

A multimineral mine in the US state of California. 


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High rand gold price only one part of the story for SA miners
14th July 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

Amid global geopolitical uncertainties, concerns about lower economic growth and rising inflation, gold has reinforced its position as a safe-haven asset for investors, and the World Gold Council... 


Magazine cover story
High rand gold price only one part of the story for SA miners
14th July 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

Amid global geopolitical uncertainties, concerns about lower economic growth and rising inflation, gold has reinforced its position as a safe-haven asset for investors, and the World Gold Council... 


Thor Explorations works to publish Douta PFS by year-end
12th July 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

TSX- and Aim-listed Thor Explorations has reported gold production of 23 078 oz from the Segolila gold mine, in Nigeria, in the quarter ended June 30. This while the company progresses... 


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Bearing grease benefits high load industrial applications
12th July 2023

A new mineral oil-based, anhydrous calcium soap-thickened industrial bearing grease is specifically suited for high load applications.  SKF says its LGNL 2 grease combines the water resistance and... 


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Glencore signs up to VRP1 - Neometals
12th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Critical minerals company Neometals on Wednesday announced the signing of a binding offtake agreement between the developer of the Vanadium Recovery Project (VRP1) and major Glencore. Neometals,... 


Professors suggest vital bridge assessment improvements to contain costs
11th July 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

With the cost of building an average 100-m-long and 14-m-wide bridge having increased to R20 000 per square metre, it is important that emerging countries such as South Africa considers how it can... 


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