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Economic and geopolitical uncertainty supporting strong gold demand and prices
15th March 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Amid economic uncertainties and rising inflation, total gold demand, including over-the-counter (OTC) demand, reached a new record of 4 899 t in 2023, thereby supporting the highest yearly average... 


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Eickhoff – A 160-year-long legacy of coal mining
15th March 2024

Since 1864, underground mining equipment manufacturer Eickhoff has been improving the lives of coal miners with the production of coal mining machines, having made the first coal cutting system in... 


INTELLIGENT DRILLING
The Sandvik DD422iE drill offers intelligent and electric fully automated, top hammer longhole drilling performance
Intelligent drilling solutions advance underground capabilities
15th March 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

The adoption of intelligent drilling technologies represents a critical step towards more efficient, safe and sustainable underground mining operations, though eco-efficient rock processing... 


AMRITESH ANAND
A digital twin model integrates real-time data from various sources to simulate, monitor and enhance the mining environment, operations and equipment for enhanced safety, efficiency and sustainability
Digital twins paving way to safer underground mining
15th March 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

Digital twins represent a “pivotal technological advancement” in underground mining, offering innovative solutions for safety, operational efficiency and environmental sustainability, says business... 


EASY INTEGRATION
VUMA Live integrates with existing supervisory control and data acquisition systems, streamlining its adoption for mine operators that are already familiar with such platforms
Software enhances underground mining safety
15th March 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

In its continuous endeavour to achieve operational excellence and uphold safety standards in the underground mining industry, global independent consultancy BBE has set a new benchmark with the... 


LOCAL LAUNCH
The first products to launch in South Africa include, among others, the Komatsu single boom ZJ21 jumbo drill rig and the Komatsu ZB21 medium-class bolter
Underground hard rock equipment launched locally
15th March 2024 By: Donna Slater

Mining and industrial machinery developer and manufacturer Komatsu launched, at this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba, held in February in Cape Town, three new models in its underground... 


The end of 2023 marked the start of production from Kangra's Belgarthen Adit project
Innovation, sustainability key to coal expansion
15th March 2024 By: Donna Slater

Expanding upon successful initial foundations, coal miner Kangra’s recent initiative in Mpumalanga towards the end of 2023, marked by the start of production at the miner’s underground Belgarthen... 


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New service centre opened to back Normet Africa’s growth
15th March 2024 By: Tracy Hancock

To support the continued success of its African expansion, underground mining technology company Normet Africa has officially opened its custom-built 4 800 m2 service centre at the Equites... 


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New Afton mine, Canada
15th March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A copper/gold mine in British Columbia, Canada. 


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Bengwenyama platinum group metals project, South Africa
15th March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A scoping study has shown the project to have very attractive economics, with results justifying a prefeasibility study already under way. 


The Karowe openpit
Updated study puts Karowe expansion project capital cost at $683m
14th March 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Canada-headquartered Lucara Diamond Corp has published the results of an updated feasibility study on the Karowe Underground Expansion Project (UGP), detailing an estimated preproduction capital... 


Wet feed has contributed to crusher failures at Westgold's Fortnum and Tuckabianna. Repairs at both plants have been completed.
Heavy rainfall halts gold mines in parts of WA
14th March 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Recent heavy rainfall in parts of Western Australia has presented challenges for gold mines in the region, with some suspending operations owing to adverse weather conditions, impacting on their... 


Rockfall at Australia gold mine kills one worker, injures another
Rockfall at Australia gold mine kills one worker, injures another
14th March 2024 By: Reuters

A 37-year-old man has died and another was seriously injured after rocks collapsed inside an underground gold mine in Australia's Victoria state, while 28 other workers at the site were rescued,... 


Work under way at the Black Rock manganese operation.
New level of Transnet transparency much improved – ARM
13th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Since the new leadership at State rail enterprise Transnet has began engaging with South Africa's mining industry, the level of transparency has been “much, much improved”, according to African... 


Orion's Prieska mine
Orion pleased with its interim performance
13th March 2024 By: Darren Parker

JSE- and ASX-listed Orion Minerals says it has successfully navigated a pivotal development stage in the six months ended December 31, 2023, having transformed from being a pure explorer and... 


Ekati diamond mine
Burgundy renegotiates reclamation surety bonds payment schedule
13th March 2024 By: Darren Parker

ASX-listed Burgundy Diamond Mines (BDM), which operates the Ekati mine, in Canada, has secured an agreement in-principle with Canadian surety providers to extend the cash collateralisation schedule... 


Burgundy Diamond Mines CEO and MD Kim Truter
Burgundy CEO believes his diamond company is undervalued
13th March 2024 By: Darren Parker

ASX-listed Burgundy Diamond Mines (BDM) CEO and MD Kim Truter believes the company is trading at a significant discount, presenting a real opportunity for investors. “At some point, the market is... 


Highfield awards €48m Muga decline contract
12th March 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Australia’s Highfield Resources has awarded a €48-million contract for the construction of the declines and underground mining infrastructure at the Muga-Vipasca potash project, in Spain. Mining... 


DFA eyes further infrastructure, network upgrades
12th March 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

DFA and its parent company Maziv are embarking on further expansion projects following its August announcement of a R400-million fibre network expansion project to deploy 800 Dry Underground... 


Two separate coal mine accidents kill 12 in China
12th March 2024 By: Reuters

wo separate coal mine accidents have killed 12 people in China over the last 24 hours, state broadcaster CCTV reported, the latest incidents to plague the industry after the government recently... 


Critical Metals appoints Gordon Thompson as nonexecutive director
12th March 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Mining company Critical Metals, which is developing the Molulu copper/cobalt mine, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), has appointed Gordon Thompson as nonexecutive director and... 


From left Orion Resource Partners’ Andrew Ham, Rigel’s Stephen Saunders, Aurous CEO Richard Floyd, Citi’s Michael Cramer, and Citi South Africa’s Flint McGregor.
South African gold producer to go public in combination with US group
11th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

South African gold producer Aurous, which owns and operates the Blyvoor gold mine and the Gauta tailings retreatment project on Gauteng's West Rand, has announced plans to go public through a... 


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Underground drilling revolution underway
8th March 2024

Underground drilling technology is said to be undergoing a significant transformation, with the  adoption of intelligent drilling and a growing interest in battery electric models for the future.... 


Kavango to start earning revenue from Zimbabwe project
8th March 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

London-listed Kavango Resources has formed a new subsidiary in Zimbabwe, Kavango Mining, which will become its mining arm in the country. Moreover, the company has signed its first contract to... 


John Ciganek, MD and CEO of Vanadium Resources
John Ciganek
8th March 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

This week we profile John Ciganek, MD and CEO of Vanadium Resources, a developer and ultimately producer of vanadium 


Beasts of burden under siege
8th March 2024 By: Martin Zhuwakinyu

Rhino and elephant poaching afflicts many African countries that are home to these endangered species, and the main driver behind this scourge is seemingly insatiable demand by the Chinese and... 


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Burnstone gold project, South Africa – update
8th March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Consistent with the requirements of Sibanye’s capital allocation framework, the project will be delayed and is expected to ramp up again during 2025.  


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Cariboo gold project, Canada – update
8th March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Osisko Gold Royalties has secured funding for the project. 


LOCATION MAP OF THE JAGUAR NICKEL SULPHIDE PROJECT
Jaguar nickel sulphide project, Brazil – update
8th March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Centaurus Metals has deferred plans for a nickel sulphate refinery. 


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Jansen potash project, Canada – update
8th March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

BHP has signed nonbinding sales agreements for all potash production from both phases of the Jansen mine. 


Lithium ore from the Keliber project
Keliber lithium hydroxide project, Finland – update
8th March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Construction activities of the project have continued successfully after the start of construction in March 2023. 


Location map of the Madouela uranium project.
Madaouela uranium project, Niger – update
8th March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

GoviEx has announced that lender due diligence for the project has started. 


Drill core from the Tulu kapi project
Tulu Kapi gold project, Ethiopia – update
8th March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A preliminary economic assessment has indicated the economic attractiveness of mining the underground deposit adjacent to the Tulu Kapi openpit. 


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Zondereinde Western extension project, South Africa – update
8th March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Northam Platinum has implemented several capital preservation initiatives at the project. 


Encouraging exploration buoys Côte d’Ivoire prospect
8th March 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

Canada-based precious metals miner Fortuna Silver has reported several emerging prospects at its West African Séguéla mine, in Côte d’Ivoire, of which its Badior prospect stands out, with... 


Murray & Roberts CEO Henry Laas
M&R weighing capital-light re-entry into Australian mining market
7th March 2024 By: Terence Creamer

JSE-listed Murray & Roberts (M&R) says it still intends to regain a foothold in the Australian mining market, which it lost when RUC’s Australian holding company entered voluntary administration in... 


Eastplats' Zandfontein undergound operations successfully restarted
6th March 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The initial phase of the Zandfontein underground operations at TSX-V- and JSE-listed Eastern Platinum's (Eastplats') flagship Crocodile River mine, in South Africa's Bushveld Complex, is now fully... 


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M&R gets back on track with narrowed losses, lower debt
6th March 2024 By: Darren Parker

JSE-listed Murray & Roberts (M&R) has reported a significant year-on-year reduction in its attributable loss for the six months ended December 31, 2023, signalling a positive turn in its financial... 


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Hitachi Energy, BluVein accelerate the electrification of heavy haul mining fleets through MoU
5th March 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Global technology group Hitachi Energy and BluVein – an innovator in dynamic charging technology – have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to accelerate the electrification of heavy haul... 


Best lubrication solution for arduous mining applications
5th March 2024

The RENOLIT CXS GSM series from FUCHS LUBRICANTS SOUTH AFRICA provides excellent extreme pressure protection, which is crucial for heavy-duty applications like mining. It forms a durable... 


Osisko Development secures $50m for Cariboo project
5th March 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Gold company Osisko Development has secured funding for ongoing detailed engineering and preconstruction activities at the Cariboo gold project, in British Columbia. The $50-million delayed draw... 


World-first corrosion-resistant flameproof junction box nominated for HazardEx Technical Innovation Award 2024
World-first corrosion-resistant flameproof junction box nominated for HazardEx Technical Innovation Award 2024
5th March 2024

The world’s first polymeric, corrosion-resistant, direct-entry, flameproof junction box from Pratley has been nominated for the 2024 HazardEx Awards in the category of Technical Innovation, reveals... 


A$30m in commitments for Ora Banda’s Davyhurst
1st March 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

ASX-listed Ora Banda has received commitments for a A$30-million capital raise to advance its Davyhurt project, in Western Australia’s Eastern Goldfields region. The company received commitments... 


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