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Bushveld vanadium project study yielding ‘positive’ results

CEO Fortune Mojapelo JOHANNESBURG ( – 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

Uranium market in doldrums as upside creeps closer - Cameco

The continued shuttering of Japan’s reactor fleet, low prices and a supply overhang continue to weigh on the uranium market, Cameco VP, marketing strategy and administration Tim Gabruch told delegates at the Prospectors and Developers...
6th March 2014

Carajás S11D iron-ore project, Brazil Restricted

The Instituto Brasileiro do Meio Ambiente e dos Recursos Naturais Renováveis has awarded Vale the installation environmental licence for the S11D iron-ore project.
26th July 2013

SA-manufactured pump added to company’s range

Mining equipment supplier Becker Mining South Africa, part of the Becker Group of companies, has introduced a new range of locally manufactured slurry and solids transfer pumps. “The Alert Pumpmor hydrosolids (HS) pump is manufactured according...
14th June 2013
Mining Services

Lubricant offers increased efficiency at reduced cost

When platinum miner Lonmin begins production at the concentrator plant of its Baobab shaft during the fourth quarter of 2012, reduced energy consumption and carbon emissions will continue as a result of a lubrication project implemented by...
5th October 2012
Wampex Preview

Mining and power exhibition 2012 largest yet

The tenth West African Mining and Power Exhibition (Wampex) is the largest in history, both in exhibitor numbers and square meters used to host the event, states event organiser Exhibition Management Services (EMS).
11th May 2012

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This week: Investors are continuing to drive the gold market. A new process opens the way for full-spectrum platinum beneficiation. And, commodity lines to receive a boost from Transnet’s R300-billion plan.
19th April 2012

New process opens way for full-spectrum platinum beneficiation Video Available

Liddell Associates' Keith Liddell and Martin Creamer The Kell Process, which slashes electricity consumption by eliminating the power-guzzling smelting step in the processing of platinum-group metals (PGMs), also opens the way for full-spectrum platinum beneficiation, including the facilitation of...
5th April 2012

Carbon tax will have a huge impact on mining operations

The introduction of a carbon tax in South Africa will have a significant impact on mining operations, particularly as operational costs are rising every year. “Companies are dealing with three significant factors in energy policies, namely, the...
9th December 2011
Western Africa Mining and Power Exhibition

Company Announcement: Power Projects Boost Regional Economy in West Africa PDF Available

Electrification projects in West Africa are driving the region’s economic development, resulting in growing demand for equipment and services from suppliers around the world.
28th November 2011

BHP Billiton aluminium gives 130 MW back to South Africa

BHP Billlton’s aluminium business in Richards Bay has voluntarily put 130 MW back into the South African power grid. BHP Billiton South Africa communications and external affairs VP Johnny Dladla told a visiting media contingent hosted by...
13th October 2011
Mining Services

Pumps meeting energy needs

The latest high-efficiency pumps introduced by German-based pumps manufacturer Wilo deliver electricity savings of up to 80% more than previous-generation pumps, says Wilo South Africa MD Errol Cornelius.
26th August 2011
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