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Thacker Pass lithium project, US
Thacker Pass lithium project, US
22nd January 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

The US Bureau of Land Management has issued a record of decision for the project. 


Rio reports a solid year, new CEO says working on restoring trust
Rio reports a solid year, new CEO says working on restoring trust
19th January 2021 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diversified major Rio Tinto has reported a strong operational performance during the 2020 financial year, despite impacts from the Covid-19 pandemic. “We have delivered a strong safety and... 


Araguaia ferronickel project, Brazil – update
Araguaia ferronickel project, Brazil – update
11th December 2020 By: Sheila Barradas

The Araguaia project is steadily advancing towards construction. 


Interim report urges Rio to stop mining at Juukan Gorge
9th December 2020 By: Esmarie Iannucci

A Parliamentary inquiry into the destruction of the Juukan Gorge rock shelters in the Pilbara earlier this year, has urged miner Rio Tinto to commit to a moratorium on mining in the area. The... 


MACA confirms Downer talks
7th December 2020 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Mining services provider MACA on Monday confirmed that it was in talks with fellow-listed Downer EDI over the potential acquisition of its Western mining services division. Downer previously... 


Explosives-delivery prototype poised to remove charging crew from the face
4th December 2020 By: Natasha Odendaal

ASX-listed Orica and mining and infrastructure equipment multinational Epiroc Rock Drills have revealed a prototype for a semi-automated explosives delivery system for underground mines. The... 


Jean-Sebastien Jacques
Field narrows for global miner Rio Tinto's top job
30th November 2020 By: Reuters

Rio Tinto will look to a handful of external candidates in a narrowing field for its new chief executive, as the miner tries to win back investors dismayed by the blasting of an ancient Australian... 


Alexco commissions Keno Hill mill
27th November 2020 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Dual-listed Alexco Resources has commissioned the Keno Hill mill, in Yukon, marking a significant milestone on its journey towards establishing the company as Canada’s only primary silver... 


Salares Norte gold project, Chile
Salares Norte gold project, Chile
20th November 2020 By: Sheila Barradas

Gold Fields has reported that the project continued its positive momentum during the third quarter. 


Eland mine complex, South Africa
Eland mine complex, South Africa
13th November 2020 By: Sheila Barradas

Decline development at the project progressed significantly during the 2020 financial year. 


GEMÜ announces its latest generation of soft seated butterfly valves
12th November 2020 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Valve specialist GEMÜ has redesigned its tried-and-tested butterfly valves and now offers the GEMÜ R480 Victoria in wafer version. In redesigning the GEMÜ R480 Victoria series, a specialized team... 


New online platform set to showcase SA’s mining manufacturing capabilities
6th November 2020 By: Natasha Odendaal

The new Technology Availability Readiness Atlas (TARA) aims to showcase the best of South Africa’s mining manufacturing and services talent in a central online database pioneered by the Mandela... 


Another wind farm success for Concor
5th November 2020 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Concor has put its stamp of experience and quality on another renewable energy project – this time the Roggeveld Wind Farm in the Karoo, 40 km north of Matjiesfontein. This project won the Civil... 


Sibanye-Stillwater says operational recovery progressing well
Sibanye-Stillwater says operational recovery progressing well
29th October 2020 By: Donna Slater

JSE-listed gold and platinum group metals (PGMs) miner Sibanye-Stillwater says its operational recovery from the severe Covid-19-induced lockdown in South Africa has progressed well to date. The... 


CONSISTENCY IS KEY
Achieving a reliable productive fleet that is optimally maintained and operated by competent high-performing people results in maximum efficiency
Predictive maintenance key for fleet management
23rd October 2020 By: Khutso Maphatsoe

The mining industry is trending towards the adoption of predictive maintenance, intelligent prognostics and the leveraging of the Industrial Internet of Things, all of which assist in improving... 


FINDING FLEXIBILITY
Temporary staffing services can address the fluctuating staffing requirements of blasting companies
High demand for TES in blasting sector
16th October 2020 By: Tracy Hancock

The use of temporary employment services (TES) is common among South African blasting companies, and demand for this service is high, says TES provider Workforce Staffing area manager Hendri... 


SOLID SUPPLY  
Omnia Group’s Sasolburg nitric acid plant enhances supply security in the group and ensured that BME had no stockouts during the hard lockdown
Sustaining security of supply, efficiency amid state of disaster
16th October 2020 By: Tracy Hancock

Adapting to the ‘new normal’ bought on by the Covid-19 outbreak will require companies to listen to and meet the changing needs of customers by adopting new working methods and complying with... 


UPHILL BATTLE
One of the challenges faced during the project entailed an uphill installation which Zimile Consulting Engineers successfully completed without complications
Expansion set for completion
16th October 2020 By: Halima Frost

Multidisciplinary consulting firm Zimile Consulting Engineers has announced that the expansion of the R14-million bulk water supply project in Underberg, for the Harry Gwala district municipality... 


PRIORITISING SAFETY Record-breaking feats can only be celebrated when all involved are safe
Company sets detonator new record
16th October 2020

The Enaex Africa team set another record for the highest number of detonators (3 876 units) fired in a single blast in South Africa, using DaveyTronic detonators at United Manganese of Kalahari... 


AWARD WINNING 
FRAGTrack is an automated fragmentation measurement device that accurately and reliably measures rock size and fragmentation after the blasting stage in mining and quarrying
FRAGTrack wins international Good Design award
16th October 2020

Explosives and blasting systems provider Orica announced last month that its innovative fragmentation measurement technology FRAGTrack was awarded a Good Design accolade in the engineering... 


Natascha Viljoen (right) responding to Coronation's Pallavi Ambekar.
Amplats focused on going back to basics, stretching existing assets optimally
16th October 2020 By: Martin Creamer

Doing the ordinary tasks extraordinarily well is the current short-term tactic of the platinum group metals (PGMs) mining company Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) under new CEO Natascha Viljoen,... 


MAXAM
MAXAM
16th October 2020

Global technology company MAXAM specialises in the manufacture and distribution of energetic materials.  As a value-creation company, MAXAM strives to develop the most advanced adaptive solutions... 


Rock blasting cartridges from NXCO Mining Technologies
Rock blasting cartridges for sensitive environments
9th October 2020

SPONSORED POST (Virtual Showroom): NXCO Mining Technologies is a proudly-South African Level 2 broad-based black economic empowerment company that manufactures and distributes a wide range of... 


EXPLOSION PROTECTION 
The MRS supplied flameproof pumps are designed and manufactured strong enough to contain an explosion and prevent a flame or heat from escaping that could ignite mine damps
Flameproof double pump set installed for mine
9th October 2020 By: Mamaili Mamaila

Industrial solutions provider Mechanical Rotating Solutions (MRS) commissioned an underground double configuration flameproof pump set in August, at a colliery in Mpumalanga, to dewater its... 


EPA approves Miralga Creek plans
2nd October 2020 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Western Australian Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has recommended environmental approval for iron-ore miner Atlas Iron’s Miralga Creek direct shipping ore (DSO) project, in the... 


Eland mine complex, South Africa – update
Eland mine complex, South Africa – update
2nd October 2020 By: Sheila Barradas

Decline development at the project has progressed. 


Tshipi Borwa manganese mine expansion project, South Africa – update
Tshipi Borwa manganese mine expansion project, South Africa – update
2nd October 2020 By: Sheila Barradas

Jupiter has reported that production and exports from its Tshipi Borwa manganese mine remain on track. 


Natascha Viljoen (right) responding to Coronation's Pallavi Ambekar.
Amplats focused on going back to basics, stretching existing assets optimally
1st October 2020 By: Martin Creamer

Doing the ordinary tasks extraordinarily well is the current short-term tactic of the platinum group metals (PGMs) mining company Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) under new CEO Natascha Viljoen,... 


Sandvik digitises mechanical cutting equipment to improve safety
29th September 2020 By: Simone Liedtke

In addition to performance and extensive safety features, engineering company Sandvik says its mechanical cutting equipment also offer effective digital solutions to boost productivity, reduce... 


Zambia's Maamba Collieries unveils state-of-the-art coal mining equipment
28th September 2020 By: African News Agency

Zambian Mines and Minerals Development Minister Richard Musukwa this weekend officially inaugurated Maamba Collieries’ (MCL's) most recent acquisition, a state-of-the-art, high technology surface... 


Menar coal projects, South Africa
Menar coal projects, South Africa
25th September 2020 By: Sheila Barradas

Menar expects to produce 20-million tons of coal a year from 2021/22. 


PEA outlines underground expansion extending Santa Rita to 34 years
PEA outlines underground expansion extending Santa Rita to 34 years
15th September 2020 By: Simone Liedtke

A preliminary economic assessment (PEA) has confirmed the low-cost and long-life potential of Atlantic Nickel and Appian Capital Advisory's Santa Rita nickel/copper/cobalt mine, in Brazil. The PEA... 


Omnia's mining division celebrates record-breaking achievements
14th September 2020 By: Simone Liedtke

Diversified chemicals group Omnia Holdings is celebrating several record-breaking achievements across Protea Mining Chemicals and BME, which together form the group’s mining division. Protea Mining... 


Jean-Sebastien Jacques
Rio backed CEO after blasts, then watchdog investors revolted
14th September 2020 By: Bloomberg

By the time Rio Tinto Group’s chairman, Simon Thompson, and non-executive directors talked on a late-night conference call Thursday, they’d spent a chastening two weeks in the bull’s-eye of... 


Troilus gold project, Canada
Troilus gold project, Canada
11th September 2020 By: Sheila Barradas

A preliminary economic assessment has supported a combined openpit/underground mining operation at the Troilus project. 


Agbaja iron-ore and steel project, Nigeria – update
Agbaja iron-ore and steel project, Nigeria – update
4th September 2020 By: Sheila Barradas

The Nigerian Ministry of Mines and Steel Development has recognised the effort that Kogi Iron is making to contribute to the diversification of the country’s economy through the project. 


CS pozzolan/perlite project, US – update
CS pozzolan/perlite project, US – update
4th September 2020 By: Sheila Barradas

Sunrise Resources has been awarded the required mine reclamation permit for the project. 


Copper Mountain mine, Canada
Copper Mountain mine, Canada
4th September 2020 By: Sheila Barradas

A copper mine located about 20 km south of Princeton, in British Columbia. 


Eva copper project, Australia
Eva copper project, Australia
28th August 2020 By: Sheila Barradas

An updated feasibility study has envisaged a conventional openpit mine using drilling, blasting, loading, and hauling mining methods. 


ONWARDS AND UPWARDS 
BME has a promising representation of women in its ranks, from operator level to mining engineers, including the company’s logistics and central services
Women representation in mining ‘getting there’
7th August 2020 By: Mamaili Mamaila

Women have definitely been taking up more opportunities in the mining sector, and this is even evident when visiting underground operations, says explosives and blasting company BME. 


SAFELY SOARING 
Rope access was deemed the safest option, as the fireproofing was not stable enough to allow for other more traditional means of access to get close to the gas storage tank
Project completed using rope access
7th August 2020 By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah

Rope access specialist Skyriders completed the removal of a layer of cementitious fireproofing and insulating material from a spherical gas storage tank at a petrochemicals producer, in Mpumalanga,... 


CS pozzolan/perlite project, US
CS pozzolan/perlite project, US
7th August 2020 By: Sheila Barradas

Sunrise Resources mine plan for the CS pozzolan/perlite project envisages a 27-year operation. 


Agbaja iron-ore and steel project, Nigeria
Agbaja iron-ore and steel project, Nigeria
7th August 2020 By: Sheila Barradas

Kogi Iron is advancing a feasibility study on the Agbaja cast steel project. 


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