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16 March 2018
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Reviving the Ancient
Many of South African plants contain outdated equipment, which can be revitalised at minimal cost. Better throughputs and higher efficiency can be achieved with newer technology. This arrangement has proved very successful at a Phosphate mine in South Africa.

Three Ways to Implement Safety Policies for a Safer Work Environment
This white paper outlines three ways to implement safety policies to ensure a safer work environment for everyone.

Advanced Technologies Protect Workers at the Face
Automation is becoming a larger part of the longwall mining process, operators are moving farther from the face and its associated safety concerns.

Sulzer Cast Materials
Wherever there are chloride solutions, such as sea water, bleach or oxidising salts e.g. ferric chloride and cupric chloride, pitting and crevice corrosion can occur.

Comparison of Precision in Assay Values
The units of the assay data and the precision of the values impact the resource estimation in several ways. In this article, we will illustrate these impacts, starting with the inherent difference in the precision of units.

Press Releases

New AUSROAD Stemming Hire Truck to be Based in Western Australia
Ausroad’s newest Stemming Truck leaves home base, in Brisbane, Queensland bound for Rio Tinto’s Paraburdoo Mine in the Pilbara Region, Western Australia.

Derisk Geomining Consultants Celebrates Its First Anniversary
Derisk celebrated its first anniversary in March 2018. During our first year of operation, we secured 19 engagements across six countries and seven commodity groups including exploration, resource and reserve estimation, studies, production reviews and preparation of expert reports.

CAA Introduces New Sanitary Flange Air Conveyors
Sanitary Flange Air Conveyors ease installation and cleaning for chemical, pharmaceutical and food systems.

Schneider Electric Customers Improve Asset Performance with Analytics, Augmented Reality, the Cloud and New Partnerships
The Industrial Software Platform delivers maximum return on capital investment and profitability across the asset and operations lifecycle.

senseFly Announces Worry-Free Service Package to Keep Professional Drone Operators Flying
New Always On service package ensures business continuity for eBee Plus drone owners via 48-hour drone replacement, extended warranties and free maintenance checks.


Mind the gap: training mining workers for a digital future
As mining becomes increasingly automated, the skills gap is growing. Rio Tinto has announced a $2m vocational education and training (VET) initiative in an effort to address this, ensuring that the next generation of workers is ready for mining’s brave new digital world. Julian Turner reports.

Eliminating digital risk in 2018: mining’s biggest new headache?
Research by EY analysts has highlighted digital effectiveness as the biggest business risk for miners in 2018. Plainly put, the industry is behind in its digital journey and missing out on improved operational efficiency and reduced costs, while simultaneously becoming a target for hackers. So what can be done to harness digital rewards while also protecting against cyber threats? Heidi Vella spoke to EY global mining and metals advisory leader, Paul Mitchell, to get some answers.

Mining in Mexico: activity and expectation is high in 2018
Analysis by BMI Research predicts that Mexico’s mining industry will experience one of the fastest recoveries in Latin America due to the strong price performance of its key commodities – gold, silver, copper and zinc – along with a steady project pipeline and supportive regulatory framework. Heidi Vella profiles Mexico’s mining sector and its prospects for 2018 and beyond.

New lithium extraction method could reuse fracking wastewater
Scientists have discovered a new and efficient way of extracting lithium and other minerals from water, including wastewater from hydraulic fracturing.

Mining’s big environmental footprint in the Amazon
The impact mining has on deforestation of the Amazon rainforest is much greater than previously thought, according to a new study by the University of Vermont. What are the major components of mining’s huge environmental footprint in the Amazon, and what can be done to improve the situation?


Coosa Graphite Project, Coosa County, Alabama
The Coosa graphite mine is located in the western segment of Coosa County, Alabama, US.

Molo Graphite Project, Toliara
Located in the Fotadrevo village of Toliara province, Madagascar, the Molo graphite project is a superior-quality SuperFlake® graphite deposit, which is capable of achieving near battery-grade purity of 98% with simple flotation.

Capricorn Copper Mine, Queensland
The Capricorn copper mine (formerly Mt Gordon and Gunpowder mines) is one of largest copper mining projects being undertaken in Australia.

Renard Diamond Project
The Renard Diamond project is located in east-central Quebec, Canada, within the Foxtrot property. It was previously jointly owned by Stornoway Diamond and SOQUEM.

Nyanzaga Gold Project
The Nyanzaga gold project, located in the Lake Victoria Goldfields of Tanzania, is being developed by OreCorp.

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