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Tulu Kapi gold project, Ethiopia – update
29th March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Kefi Gold and Copper has achieved further positive developments at the Tulu Kapi gold project. 


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Hanford tank waste treatment and immobilisation plant, US
29th March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

US Department of Energy and Bechtel plan to build the world's biggest radioactive waste treatment plant in Washington state. 


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Cascabel copper/gold/silver project, Ecuador
29th March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A new prefeasibility study has determined that over an initial 28-year mine life, Cascabel could produce 4.3-million tonnes of copper equivalent. 


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Costa Fuego copper project, Chile – update
29th March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Hot Chili has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Puerto Las Losas to evaluate bulk tonnage loading alternatives for copper concentrates from the project. 


Dr Steve Chingwaru
PhD research uncovers invisible gold resource
28th March 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Stellenbosch University PhD graduate Dr Steve Chingwaru has uncovered what is potentially the world’s largest invisible gold resource. The geometallurgist’s findings could help unlock gold to the... 


Potash ore
Kore expects EPC finalisation in Q2, following which financing will ensue
28th March 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Congo-Brazzaville-focused miner Kore Potash has advised that the condition for conversion of five convertible loan notes (CLN) totalling $530 000 has been met, and, accordingly, these will now be... 


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Local loaders for deep-level mines
28th March 2024

South African supplier of rail-bound throw loaders for deep-level hard rock mines Salzgitter Mzansi has recently launched three new products – the Salzgitter EL300R electric rail bound... 


PNG orders temporary suspension of K92’s Kainantu underground ops
28th March 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Mineral Resources Authority (MRA) of Papua New Guinea has instructed a temporary halt to underground operations at the Kainantu gold mine operated by K92 Mining.  This directive follows an... 


Initial work shows potential of deposit at Morocco project
27th March 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Aim-listed Critical Mineral Resources (DMR)has announced positive initial work at its Ifri project, in the Anti-Atlas in Morocco, with prospecting by its geological team demonstrating copper and... 


Jervois kicks of US govt-funded drilling at ICO’s RAM deposit
Jervois kicks of US govt-funded drilling at ICO’s RAM deposit
27th March 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

ASX- and TSX-V-listed Jervois Global has initiated the underground resources programme at the RAM deposit at its Idaho Cobalt Operations (ICO) in Idaho, US. The endeavour, carried out in... 


Master Drilling CEO Danie Pretorius.
Mechanical cutting is going to be key for mining going forward – Master Drilling
26th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Mechanical cutting, in which huge progress is being made, is going to be key for the mining industry going forward, Master Drilling CEO Danie Pretorius emphasised on Tuesday, when his Johannesburg... 


29Metals halts operations at Capricorn
29Metals halts operations at Capricorn
26th March 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Operations at the Capricorn copper mine, in Queensland, will be suspended and the headcount of the mine will be significantly reduced, ASX-listed 29Metals said on Tuesday. The decision comes as a... 


Debswana's Jwaneng mine, in Botswana
Debswana builds skills pipeline ahead of expanded operations at Jwaneng
22nd March 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

In preparation for Debswana’s upcoming Jwaneng underground project, in Botswana, the company has been fostering local talent and enhancing skills development by recruiting graduate learners in... 


Burkina Faso Council of Ministers recommends approval for Toega mining permit
22nd March 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

The Burkina Faso Council of Ministers has recommended approval of the draft decree for the issue of a mining permit for the Toega gold deposit to ASX-listed West African Resources. Consistent with... 


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Mining innovators recognised
22nd March 2024 By: Halima Frost

In conjunction with this year’s yearly Investing in African Mining Indaba, held in Cape Town at the start of February, industry body Mining Equipment Manufacturers of South Africa (Memsa) held a... 


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Technological solutions key to creating climate-resilient future
22nd March 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Leading subsurface software technology company Seequent highlights that technology solutions will assist in mitigating the global threat of climate change. Seequent, The Bentley Subsurface Company,... 


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Alternative fuel production to increase during energy transition
22nd March 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

One of the foreseeable local and global energy transition trends in 2024, and beyond, is that of increased production of transport fuels made of vegetable oils and animal fats in the short term,... 


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New pumps range improves fluid handling productivity
22nd March 2024

Engineering products and services provider BMG has extended its range of Ingersoll Rand ARO fluid handling products to include the new EVO series diaphragm pumps, which are designed to enhance... 


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Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage: A scientific intervention seeking to mitigate CO2 emissions while enabling the just transition
22nd March 2024

The economic impact of coal across South African communities cannot be underestimated, particularly when such an impact is investigated once coal has been fully discontinued. Close to a quarter of... 


Debt, climate change and economic transformation
22nd March 2024 By: Saliem Fakir

Debt is never free lunch, even if it is for the cause of climate change. Debt’s relation is defined by what the creditor demands as the rate of return in what the sociologist George Simmel would... 


South Africa’s brain regain
22nd March 2024 By: Martin Zhuwakinyu

East or west, home’s best. Many South Africans who have emigrated to foreign climes in the past two decades to escape the ills besetting this country can vouch for that. Some are coming back. And... 


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Bulyanhulu mine, Tanzania
22nd March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A gold mine in north-west Tanzania, in the Kahama district of the Shinyanga region. 


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Paarl Africa Underground Laboratory, South Africa
22nd March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The University of Stellenbosch aims to determine the viability of establishing a laboratory 800 m beneath the Huguenot tunnel, in the Western Cape. 


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Surface drills with automation functionality
20th March 2024

Mine automation is being extended for use on surface drill rigs, helping to improve safety and productivity.    Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions’ AutoMine functionality is available for its... 


Rescuers battle rubble and water in race to save 13 trapped Russian miners
20th March 2024 By: Reuters

Rescuers in Russia's far east battled rubble and water on Wednesday in an attempt to save 13 miners who have been trapped 120 metres underground in a gold mine for nearly two days. The miners were... 


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Cape Town’s MyCiTi Spine Road depot construction 65% complete
20th March 2024 By: Irma Venter

The City of Cape Town (CoCT) says construction work on two new MyCiTi depots, located on the corner of Spine Road and Mew Way between Khayelitsha and Mitchells Plain, is now 65% complete. City... 


Resources Watch
Resources Watch
20th March 2024

This week: Wind generation up, solar operational soon, Exxaro reports and, Intelligent drilling solutions advance underground capabilities 


The Tropicana mine
AngloGold swings to loss on lower gold sales, higher costs
19th March 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Gold miner AngloGold Ashanti recorded a basic loss of $235-million or $0.56 a share, for the year ended December 31, 2023, compared with basic earnings of $233-million, or $0.55 a share, for the... 


Care for SA’s groundwater should be growing focus for Water Week
Care for SA’s groundwater should be growing focus for Water Week
19th March 2024

As South Africa celebrates National Water Week from 20-26 March this year, it is important to recognise the country’s growing reliance on groundwater – and how we must improve our management of... 


Menar MD Vuslat Bayoglu.
RBCT, TFR show that private-public collaboration can work very well – Menar
19th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The private-sector’s Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT) and the State’s Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) have shown that the private sector and State-owned entities can work together very well, Menar MD... 


Thiess to acquire PYBAR for A$65m
18th March 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Mining services company Thiess on Monday announced a transaction with Metarock Group to acquire its Australia-based underground metals business, PYBAR Holdings. PYBAR will join the Thiess Group... 


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Murray & Roberts Cementation raises the bar on mechanised mine training
18th March 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Mining contractor Murray & Roberts Cementation on March 14 hosted a media tour of the mock-up mine and training facilities at its Bentley Park Training Academy, in Carletonville. The site is... 


MC Mining MD and CEO Godfrey Gomwe
MC Mining achieves interim revenue growth despite challenging coal market
15th March 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Coal miner MC Mining’s strong revenue growth through the six months ended December 31, 2023 were “very pleasing” considering the challenging coal market, MD and CEO Godfrey Gomwe avers. During the... 


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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. 


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