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Martin Creamer

Martin Creamer is Publishing Editor of Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

Tel: +2711 622 3744

Email: newsdesk@engineeringnews.co.za

 

On-The-Air (19/09/2014)

Gold producers are suffering dangerous electricity blackouts in deep power-critical mines.
By: Martin Creamer
Published on 19th September 2014
 

Failure not option as tech champions push forward through rocky R&D terrain

Only 60% of the gold ore in South Africa’s rich Witwatersrand basin is accessed; 40% is left behind in pillars to protect against seismicity. The mining method then loses a further 25% to 30% of that 60% because blasting breaks the ore into so...
By: Martin Creamer
Published on 19th September 2014
 

Shaun Newberry

Main Activity of the Company: Gold Mining Date and Place of Birth: March 10, 1972, Blyvooruitzicht, Gauteng Education: BSc Mining Engineering, Wits University; EDP, Kellog Institute, North Western University, Chicago First Job: Learner...
By: Martin Creamer
Published on 19th September 2014
 

Failure not option as tech champions push forward through rocky R&D terrain

Only 60% of the gold ore in South Africa’s rich Witwatersrand Basin is accessed; 40% is left behind in pillars to protect against seismicity. The mining method then loses a further 25% to 30% of that 60% because blasting breaks the ore into so...
By: Martin Creamer
Published on 19th September 2014
 

Bulk Merensky sampling on way at Northam Platinum’s Booysendal

Tenders are expected to be invited next week for the bulk sampling programme that forms part of a study into the economic feasibility of mining the Merensky reef as part of a potential future expansion drive at Northam Platinum’s new Booysendal...
By: Martin Creamer
Published on 19th September 2014
 

Restructure, recap able to deliver more bounce to the ounce for AngloGold

JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – The restructured and recapitalised AngloGold Ashanti would be able to deliver more bang for the buck as the South African operations morphed from six to three and the international assets were cut loose to strut...
By: Martin Creamer
Published on 19th September 2014
 

Policy reliability made Botswana mine investment possible – Gem Diamonds

GHAGHOO, Botswana (miningweekly.com) – Botswana’s policy reliability and investment certainty made it possible for Gem Diamonds to commit a billion pula to the initial phase of the country’s first underground diamond mine despite...
By: Martin Creamer
Published on 19th September 2014
 

NEW FACE OF INVESTMENT?

The mix of mining and marketing is proving itself resilient to commodity price falls and the company catching the eye with that mix is the London-, Hong Kong- and now also JSE-listed Glencore, headed by Ivan Glasenberg, pictured here at question...
By: Martin Creamer
Published on 19th September 2014
 

Nkwe’s mechanised project, Tawana’s iron-ore pilot plant, mining unemployment in Oz

Platinum company sets out mechanised plan on eastern limb; Tawan plans iron-ore pilot plant in West Africa; and the Australian Institute for Mining and Metallurgy reports on the Australian mining sector's unemployment dilemma.
By: Martin Creamer
Published on 19th September 2014
 

State diamond miner Alexkor urged to comply with audits, find cash

State-owned diamond mining company Alexkor must comply with financial audits and find new sources of cash, new Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown urged on Thursday. In an Alexkor annual general meeting address, which was distributed to the...
By: Martin Creamer
Published on 18th September 2014
 

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