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Plastic piping systems help miners meet charter requirements

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PIPING IT
Polypipe supplies piping systems for new mining accommodation
UK-based plastic piping systems manufacturer Polypipe can assist mining companies in complying with the Mining Charter’s requirements that mineworkers’ housing and living conditions be improved, by supplying piping systems for new mining...
29th August 2014
 
 
RING OF FIRE

Ontario creates Ring of Fire Infrastructure Development Corporation

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Minister of Northern Development and Mines Michael Gravelle The Ontario government on Thursday announced that it had established the Ring of Fire (RoF) Infrastructure Development Corporation, first mooted in November last year. The provincial government said that the not-for-profit corporation’s...
28th August 2014
 
 
MINE FATALITY

Aura Minerals reports mine fatality

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Canadian midtier gold and copper producer aura Minerals on Thursday reported that a miner died in an accident at its Aranzazu mine, in Zacatecas, Mexico. TSX-listed Aura said that the miner, which was employed by Aranzazu, was on Thursday fatally...
28th August 2014
 
 
PLATINUM

Strike-hit Implats defers production target, reviews capex, ups new technology plans Video Available

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Terence Goodlace and Martin Creamer Strike-impacted platinum-mining company Impala Platinum (Implats) has deferred its 850 000 oz Rustenburg production target, is reviewing its capital expenditure (capex) programme intensively and is going all out to ramp up its post-strike restart...
28th August 2014
 
 
GOLD

Absolute change needed to mine Wits basin’s stranded 1.1bn gold ounces

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Shaun Newberry and Martin Creamer South Africa’s Witwatersrand basin contains another 1.3-billion ounces of gold, almost as much gold as has been mined there since 1886 – but miners can only get to another 200-million ounces of it using today’s mining methods. If the...
27th August 2014
 
 
SAFETY

Harmony reports fatality at Tshepong mine

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An employee at Harmony Gold’s Tshepong mine, near Welkom, in the Free State was fatally injured in a tramming accident. The company noted in a statement on Monday that investigations into the accident, which brought the number of fatal accidents...
25th August 2014
 
 
SAFETY

Sibanye bags SAIMM gold sector safety awards

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Sibanye Gold received seven awards for safety in the gold sector at the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM) MineSafe 2014 Conference, held on August 22. Three of Sibanye’s operations took top honours in the gold industry....
25th August 2014
 
 
CORPORATE ACTIVITY

London Mining defers nearly $200m in capex, cuts output guidance

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Marampa mine To maintain liquidity in a weak pricing environment, Aim-quoted London Mining has deferred capital expenditure (capex) of nearly $200-million until market conditions improve or its strategic partner process is successfully completed. The Sierra...
21st August 2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
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