Geology dept emphasises continued use of services in tough market

The consistent and continual grading of orebodies can help guarantee a mine’s sustainability in a sector that is facing low commodity prices, says State-owned council for mineral technology Mintek mineralogy manager Nosiphiwo Nyamane.  Read…

Hatch study looks at diesel replacement with LNG in mining

Diesel fuel is the second largest contributor to a mine’s operating costs after labour. Diesel cost is based on the commodity price plus the transportation cost, which can add a significant premium for remote mine sites. Replacing diesel with liquefied natural gas (LNG) in mine haul trucking fleets can lead to significant fuel cost savings [...]

ELB Engineering to start construction of Indonesian coal-drying plant in first quarter of 2016

Engineered solutions provider ELB Engineering Services will likely start construction of a 250 t/h coal drying plant during the first quarter of 2016 at a coal mine in Indonesia and the project is expected to take about 12 months to 18 months to complete.. …Read

OCS Arabia Launches in Saudi Arabia

OCS Arabia, a facilities management joint venture established between Saudi‐based Zahid Group and UK‐based OCS Group, has officially launched its operations in Saudi Arabia.

MICROMINE’s Academic Licensing Scheme continues to partner with universities to allow for real time learning

MICROMINE’s Academic Licensing Scheme has been introduced in over 115 academic institutions world-wide and now expands to Eskisehir Osmangazi University (ESOGU), Turkey and German University of Technology (GUtech), Oman.

Tanaka Precious Metals to Start Full-scale Mass Production of CDF-10 on December 1: Long-life, Inexpensive Cadmium-free Electrical Contact Material for Vehicles, Smartphones and Consumer Electronics

Reducing wear during use to realize around 20 percent or higher cost savings compared to existing products

World demand for mining equipment to approach $105 billion in 2019

Global demand for mining equipment is forecast to expand 7.0% annually to nearly US$105 billion in 2019. Growth in mining equipment sales during the 2009-2014 period was erratic, a result of the volatility of commodity prices and the resultant effect on mining machinery investment.  Read More…

Slurry Blaster new effective clean up tool for mining operations

Engineered using quality components, the Slurry Blaster offers mining and plant operations a cost effective cleaning tool for all applications where slurry has become an issue and needs to be washed away.  Read…

Master Drilling expands European footprint

Drilling services provider Master Drilling International (MDI) has inked a €5-million deal that will see it acquire a 40% stake in Scandinavian raisebore drilling company Bergteamet Raiseboring Europe.  Read More…

Successful inauguration of the New Steel Pilot Plant with a Loesche Ore Grinding Plant (OGP) in Ouro Preto, MG, Brazil

On October 7th, 2015, the inauguration celebration of the pilot plant for a dry iron ore concentration process, developed by company New Steel of Brazil, has taken place in Ouro Preto, Minais Gerais, Brazil.

New efficient crushing and screening equipment maximises output

Mobile crushing and screening equipment manufacturer, Powerscreen, recently celebrated 20 years in the southern African industry in partnership with its long time local distributor ELB Equipment.  During a gala launch event at ELB Equipment’s East Rand head office, the company showcased its new range of ultra-efficient crushers and screens designed to maximise output within tight [...]

TOMRA Sorting’s XRT equipment recovers world’s largest diamond in over 100 years

TOMRA Sorting Mining congratulates Lucara Diamond Corp. (Lucara) upon the recent recovery of a magnificent 1,111ct type IIa diamond using TOMRA XRT (X-ray transmission) technology at their Karowe Mine in Botswana.