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High-purity alumina production plant, Canada Restricted

Construction of Orbite’s high-purity alumina plant is progressing on schedule, with components ordered from Outotec, in Germany, having arrived on site.
18th July 2014
Mining Services

Pneumatics manufacturer to attend international expo

Representatives from the local branch of German pneumatic solutions provider Airtec Pneumatic, including MD Michael Wendemuth and two other employees, will this year attend the yearly Motek specialist international trade fair for production,...
18th July 2014

Hudbay acquires 92% of Augusta Resource

Conceptual Rosemont operation. Base metals miner Hudbay Minerals on Thursday announced that it had acquired 92% of project developer Augusta Resource outstanding shares, giving it firm control of the Rosemont copper project, near Tucson, Arizona. Hudbay also announced an...
17th July 2014

Orbite Aluminae receives first part of calcinator, HPA plant on schedule

Canadian clean technology firm Orbite Aluminae on Monday reported that construction of its high-purity alumina (HPA) plant at Cap-Chat, Quebec, was progressing on schedule, with components ordered from Outotec, in Germany, having arrived on site....
14th July 2014

A modern wine tradition built on diamond wealth

The theme of the last instalment of this column explored the historical association between mining capital and three of South Africa’s most prestigious wine estates. Continuing on that theme, it is interesting to note that a further two of the...
4th July 2014
Earthmoving, Surface Mining and Equipment

Dump truck makes it into Guinness Book of Records

MAMMOTH MACHINE The world’s largest mining two-axle is currently being field-tested as one of the biggest machines of its class Belarus-based multinational engineering company Belarusian Autoworks’ (BelAZ’s) BelAZ-75710, the world’s largest mining two-axle all-wheel-drive dump truck – with a weight-carrying capacity of 450 t – has proved worthy of an entry in the...
4th July 2014
Diversified Miners

Turnkey manufacturer to supply vertical roller mills to Tanzanian cement plant

Loesche is ISO 9001:2008 quality management system certified
Owner-managed engineering company Loesche recently received its first order from cement producer and supplier Tanga Cement Company for the supply of two vertical roller mills for Tanga’s cement plant, in Tanzania. The order covers the full...
4th July 2014
Company Announcement

M&C Installs Stator Coil Connections On Massive Mill Motors In Africa PDF Available

Marthinusen & Coutts, a leading South African based repairer of rotating electrical equipment and a division of Actom, has again demonstrated its ability to undertake complex on-site engineering assignments in remote locations in Africa with the...
27th June 2014

Mozambican rubies perform well at first auction

The first auction of rough rubies and corundum from the Montepuez ruby mine in Mozambique, held in Singapore from June 12 to June 17, brought in revenues of $33.5-million. This was reported by London Stock Exchange AIM-listed Gemfields plc, which...
27th June 2014
Company Announcement

1994 – 2014: From a traditional lock company to a global leader in door opening solutions PDF Available

From humble beginnings as a traditional lock manufacturer supplying the Nordic region, ASSA ABLOY celebrates 20 years as a global leader in total door opening solutions. 1994, the year that South Africa celebrated its first free and democratic...
23rd June 2014
Company Announcement

Joest Unwraps An Array Of New And Established Offerings At Electra Mining Africa PDF Available

Visitors to Joest’s stand at Electra Mining Africa 2014 will be able to watch a heavy media separation pilot plant in action, showcasing the performance of company’s vibrating screens and feeders. The plant will incorporate the recovery of...
17th June 2014

Quebec firm plans to fill PGM supply gap by recycling catalytic converters

A Quebec-based green technology firm is hoping to build its first full-scale plant that would extract platinum-group metals (PGMs) from used catalytic converters. Platinum and palladium prices were on Friday trending lower as a result of reports...
13th June 2014
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