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Ice cooling takes the heat off at Harmony’s Phakisa gold mine

Two and a half kilometres below ground, rock temperatures top 50oC, and keeping mines – and miners – cool soon becomes both essential and expensive. Dr Gareth Evans reports on the new approach to ‘ice cooling’ currently in use at Harmony’s Phakisa gold mine in South Africa.

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