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Trial mining preparation ongoing at Monument’s Malaysia mine

By: Simone Liedtke     29th May 2019 TSX-V-listed Monument Mining on Tuesday reported that preparation was ongoing for a trial mining programme at the Peranggih gold prospect at the Selinsing gold mine, in Malaysia. The programme is aimed at sustaining the current oxide production before the sulphide production starts. 

SRK outlines environmental considerations for Brulpadda gas extraction

By: Marleny Arnoldi     5th April 2019 SRK Consulting environmental assessment practitioner Sue Reuther says although news of the large Brulpadda gas find off South Africa’s southern coast holds economic potential, the project could take ten years to reach production and all environmental risks would first need to be considered for... 

Uptick in demand for water-sector consulting

By: Cameron Mackay     5th April 2019 Despite subdued demand for consulting engineering services in South Africa, engineering consulting firm SRK Consulting South Africa has noted an increase in demand for the group’s water-sector consulting services. “As the country faces a backlog in water infrastructure maintenance, it must also... 

Variable climate presents challenges

By: Jessica Oosthuizen     15th March 2019 A more variable climate is creating the challenges of ensuring adequate water supply in dry areas and dealing with higher rainfall in wet areas. Consulting engineers and scientists SRK Consulting partner and principal hydrologist Peter Shepherd tells Engineering News that water variability in... 

Small thermal plants hold promise for regions without grid electricity 

By: Nadine James     2nd November 2018 Small-scale power generation plants driven by hydrocarbon sources and biomass are still likely to play a valuable part in rolling out electricity in regions of Africa unserved by grid power and where renewable resources are insufficient to sustain a reliable energy supply, according to SRK... 

Bluejay makes key feasibility appointments, changes project name

By: Mariaan Webb     13th October 2017 Mineral sands project developer Bluejay Mining on Friday announced the appointment of four consultants to advance key elements of the feasibility study for its newly renamed Dundas ilmenite project, in Greenland. The consultants that will work on the feasibility study for project, which was... 

Stellar Diamonds to start FEED study at new project 

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     3rd May 2017 Stellar Diamonds has signed a front-end engineering and design (FEED) study contract for its Tongo-Tonguma kimberlite diamond project, in Sierra Leone. This follows the signing, last week, of a tribute mining agreement between it and Octea Mining in respect of the combined Tongo-Tonguma project. 

Aureus temporarily suspends New Liberty gold plant operations

By: Creamer Media Reporter      10th May 2016 Gold processing operations at dual-listed Aureus Mining’s New Liberty mine, in Liberia, have been temporarily suspended owing to problems with the detoxification circuit in the process plant. The gold miner on Tuesday said the detoxification circuit had not been operating to original design... 

Enviro decision for abalone farms expected in 2016

By: Sashnee Moodley     18th September 2015 A decision on an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the Doringbaai Aquaculture project, under government’s Operation Phakisa initiative, is expected in mid-2016.  

Peak Resources sees bright future for Tanzania magnet metals project

By: Chanel de Bruyn     31st July 2015 A focus on high-value rare earths and the use of a tailor-made beneficiation process bodes well for Tanzania-focused Peak Resources. The ASX-listed company is developing the Ngualla rare earths project, which contains high-grade neodymium and praseodymium mineralisation. 

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