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Ferrous Metals

Infrastructure capacity needed to maintain iron-ore advantage

POSITIVE OUTLOOK
EY South Africa believes the outlook for the South African iron-ore industry is positive, despite commodity-price decreases
While the drop in the iron-ore price to below $100/t in the last month has influenced global iron-ore mining majors to consider mothballing some of their mines, South Africa’s iron-ore mining industry has not been affected by the significantly...
25th July 2014
 
Ferrous Metals

Pig iron project could boost company profile

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Ironveld expects to start production at its pig iron project in 2015
Once pig iron developer Ironveld’s Limpopo-based pig iron project starts production, which is expected in the second half of 2015, the company is likely to become South Africa’s first producer of high-purity iron (HPI), says Ironveld CEO Dr...
25th July 2014
 
PLATINUM

Amplats capitalising mechanised mines, may spend R100bn to 2024 Video Available

Strike-hit Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) was capitalising its mechanised mines and might spend up to R100-billion on them plus Amandelbult in the next ten years, Amplats CEO Chris Griffith said on Monday. Speaking at the company’s...
21st July 2014
 
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Waterberg Joint Venture platinum project, South Africa Restricted

Platinum Group Metals has revealed a 66% increase in the estimated inferred mineral resources of the Waterberg JV discovery and neighbouring Waterberg Extension.
20th June 2014
 
FERROUS METALS – 3

Northern Cape iron-ore resources to run out in 30 years but Bushveld Complex presents opportunities

The bulk of South Africa’s existing iron-ore resources in the Northern Cape will be depleted in the next 30 years and the country will have to find new sources, VMI Investment Company exploration manager Dr Luke Longridge said during the fourth...
13th June 2014
 
PGM EXPLORATION

PTM’s Waterberg PGM discovery outshines WBJV development project

Canadian explorer and project developer Platinum Group Metals (PTM) on Thursday revealed a 66% increase in the estimated inferred mineral resources of the Waterberg Joint Venture (JV) discovery and neighbouring Waterberg Extension, in South...
12th June 2014
 
DIVERSIFIED MINERS

Bushveld vanadium project study yielding ‘positive’ results

CEO Fortune Mojapelo JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – Aim-listed Bushveld Minerals reported on Wednesday that a pyrometallurgical testwork programme for the beneficiation of the main magnetite layer (MML) at its vanadium deposit, in Limpopo, was progressing well...
11th June 2014
 
CORPORATE ACTIVITY

RKA to install US giant’s software at local platinum mine

PILANESBERG PLATINUM MINE
The implementation of General Electric Intelligent Platform’s Proficy Plant Applications software has brought measurable improvements to production processes for Platmin’s Pilanesberg platinum mine
General Electric (GE) Intelligent Platforms, a unit of US multinational conglomerate corporation GE Energy, has partnered with RKA Consulting, the South Africa-based technical support, training and product sales supplier of GE Intelligent...
6th June 2014
 
IRON-ORE

SA urged to explore for more iron-ore resources

Bushveld Minerals CEO Fortune Mojapelo The bulk of South Africa’s existing iron-ore resources in the Northern Cape would be depleted in the next 30 years and the country would have to find new sources, VMI Investment Company exploration manager Dr Luke Longridge said during the...
5th June 2014
 
MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS

Zaaiplaats acquisitions extended for six weeks

The acquisition of the Zaaiplaats tin tailings dump, in the Bushveld Complex, has been extended for another six weeks to enable potential buyer Aim-listed Bushveld Minerals to complete an evaluation on the commercial viability of processing the...
22nd May 2014
 
Company Announcement

Concor Opencast Mining Completes 13-Year Project For Impala Platinum PDF Available

One of the longest-running opencast mining contracts in recent company history has now been completed by Concor Opencast Mining. The Impala Opencast project, located on the Western Limb of the Bushveld Complex near Rustenburg, was awarded in 2002...
19th May 2014
 
PLATINUM

Platinum strike slashes Amplats Q1 output by 39%

Beleagured platinum miner Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) has posted an unsurprising narrowing of production for the first quarter ended March 31, as a strike that has forced the temporary closure of several of its mines enters its third month....
24th April 2014
 
 
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