Combined, centralised processing a possibility for SA mining

The mining industry is faced with the reality of having to mine and process lower-grade ore from increasingly complex orebodies – a trend that could develop into the blending of different ores and concentrates for collective processing, says State-owned minerals researcher Mintek.  Read More…

New Gold backs CEEC on energy efficiency

“New Gold Inc. demonstrates their long term vision for the mineral processing industry by sponsoring CEEC. Efficient mineral processing strategies will deliver improved productivity and earnings. With New Gold’s support, CEEC will continue to share the proven technologies which deliver these benefits.”

DMT renames subsidiaries

From 1st September 2014 IMC Group Consulting Ltd. (IMC GCL), the British subsidiary of DMT, will trade under the name “DMT Consulting Ltd”. Likewise as of 01.09.2014 the Essen based subsidiary IMC Montan Consulting GmbH will be renamed “DMT Consulting GmbH”. Together with other companies in the DMT group, including their Indian sister “DMT Consulting Private Limited” which changed its name from IMC-SRG Consulting Private Limited at the end of July, they form DMT’s “International Mining Consulting” division.

SLR supports Drakelands tungsten mine development

SLR Consulting has helped secure a revised planning approval for a UK£75 million (US126 million) processing facility at Wolf Minerals’ Drakelands tungsten mine near Plymouth, UK.  Read More…

Matthew Setty Joins MWH Global as Principal Environmental Scientist

Setty brings to MWH nearly 18 years of international experience in the hard rock mining sector.

SME co-sponsors Diversity Summit

The Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Inc. (SME) is to co-sponsor of the first Diversity in the Minerals, Metals and Materials Professions Summit.  Hosted by The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS), the conference will be held at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C., July 29-31.  The summit will feature presentations and [...]

Metso to publish its Interim Review for January-June 2014 and its new strategy on Thursday, July 31, 2014

Metso will arrange a news conference for media, investors and analysts in Helsinki on Thursday, July 31, 2014

IRMA calls for standard for responsible mining

The Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance (IRMA), a group that includes stakeholders from the mining industry, organized labour, NGOs, impacted communities, and businesses, has released a draft Standard for Responsible Mining for public consultation.  Read More…

Eminent Biohydrometallurgist joins the Editorial Board of Minerals Engineering

There is little doubt that biohydrometallurgy will play an increasingly important role in future mineral processing operations. Recognising this, we have appointed one of the world’s foremost practitioners to the Editorial Board of Minerals Engineering.  Read More…

Golder Associates strengthens Arctic team

Marine biologist Lars Brunner has joined global earth, environment and energy consultancy Golder Associates.  Brunner is an accomplished technical expert on the Arctic environment and joins the team as business leader for Arctic mining and environment.  Read More…

Bunker poses unique challenge to GMEP

The sheer size of the storage bunker constructed for the Limpopo-based Grootegeluk Medupi Expansion Project (GMEP), owned and operated by coal and heavy minerals mining company Exxaro Resources, posed a daunting challenge for engineers and contractors in terms of design and construction, reports materials handling consultancy LSL Consulting.  Read More…

New Head at Wits University’s Centre for Sustainability in Mining and Industry

Professor Caroline Digby has been appointed Director of the Centre for Sustainability in Mining and Industry (CSMI) at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa.   With a career spanning over twenty years in the fields of mining, sustainability, education and regeneration… …More