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Diamond production at Petra’s operations flat during rainy season

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     24th April 2017 LSE-listed Petra Diamonds’ production of 999 768 ct for the third quarter, ended March 31, was only marginally higher than the 995 905 ct it produced in the same quarter of 2016. However, run-of-mine (RoM) production for the quarter increased 18% to 760 916 ct, as RoM grades improved owing to the... 

Maximus signs toll treatment agreement

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     21st April 2017 Gold developer Maximus Resources has signed a cornerstone toll treatment agreement over its Burbanks treatment plant, in Western Australia, starting in the first half of 2017. The company said on Friday that third parties would supply gold ore to the Burbanks run-of-mine ore pad for processing... 

CRG awaits second funding tranche from investor

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     20th April 2017 A second tranche of $500 000 in funding, which forms part of Central Rand Gold’s (CRG’s) $1-million loan agreement with investor Jia Bang Wang, has been delayed, the miner said on Thursday. The company explained that certain exchange restrictions had led to the delay, but that efforts were being... 

Diesel tax refund system should be simplified – KPMG

By: Natasha Odendaal     11th April 2017 As the National Treasury and the South African Revenue Service (Sars) work to streamline the current diesel refund system, KPMG believes the development of a more simplified and concise refund framework is needed, particularly in reference to mining sector beneficiaries. The current Sars diesel... 

Despite ramp-up delay, Diamcor reports improved tender results

By: Henry Lazenby     11th April 2017 South Africa-focused project developer Diamcor Mining has reported improved diamond tender sales despite the ramp-up to double output at the Krone-Endora at Venetia mine being dogged by operational and product delivery issues. The issues have pushed finalisation of the testing, commissioning and... 

Northern Minerals sells pilot product

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     6th April 2017 Rare earths developer Northern Minerals has entered into a sales agreement with China’s Lianyugang Zeyu New Materials Sales Co (JFMAG) for all planned production from the Browns Range pilot plant, in Western Australia. The proposed pilot plant is a tenth of the scale of the full operation and has... 

Coal junior targets near-threefold output increase to 10Mt/y in two years

By: Ilan Solomons     31st March 2017 Junior coal mining company Canyon Coal is producing 300 000 t/m of run-of-mine (RoM), which equates to 3.6-million tons of coal a year across all its operations. However, the company is aiming to increase this to ten-million tons a year over the next two years, thereby making it a midtier coal... 

Mining starts at Edenville’s Rukwa project

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     30th March 2017 Mining has started at Aim-listed Edenville Energy’s Rukwa coal-to-power project, with the crushing of several hundred tonnes of coal already completed. The miner on Thursday said the majority of the coal produced so far has been crushed using a temporary crushing facility Edenville refurbished... 

Alecto prepares for first blast at Mowana project

By: Natasha Odendaal     22nd March 2017 Alecto Minerals is “moving at speed” towards delivering continuous production and first sales from the Mowana copper project, in Botswana, with the first blast expected to take place within days. With appointed drill and blast contractor Capital Drilling mobilising its equipment to site, an... 

Davyhurst crushing circuit commissioning to start shortly

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     22nd March 2017 Commissioning of the newly refurbished crushing circuit at the Davyhurst mill, in Western Australia, is poised to start next week, with the balance of the circuits expected to be commissioned in April, owner Eastern Goldfields said. The refurbishment of the 1.2-million-tonne-a-year mill is some... 

Trilogy pulls the trigger on high-grade copper Arctic prefeasibility study

By: Henry Lazenby     20th March 2017 Alaska-focused mineral explorer Trilogy Metals will undertake a prefeasibility study (PFS) on the Arctic project, in Northwest Alaska – one of the highest-grade copper deposits known in the world with an average grade of 6% copper equivalent. "The PFS will demonstrate the true value of the... 

Premier completes installation of XRT sorter at RHA mine

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     17th March 2017 Aim-listed Premier African Minerals has completed the installation of an X-ray transmission (XRT) sorter at its RHA tungsten mine, in Zimbabwe. The company is optimising and integrating the sorter into the mine’s crushing circuits. 

BlueRock achieves 24-hour production target

By: Natasha Odendaal     15th March 2017 Aim-listed BlueRock Diamonds now has the capacity to produce sufficient material to supply the processing plant at the Kareevlei mine, in the Northern Cape, after commissioning the new crushing and screening circuit. The diamond mining company said the operations, tested under full load and... 

Mining at Rocklands to restart this week – CuDeco

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     14th March 2017 Processing at CuDeco's Rocklands copper project, in Queensland, is once again under way and ramping up to nameplate capacity. Mining will restart on March 15. 

A catalyst for innovation, Goldcorp pushes the envelope on technological advances

By: Henry Lazenby     11th March 2017 Canadian gold major Goldcorp is acting as a catalyst to bring innovation into the mining industry, an industry traditionally loathe to adopt new technologies that could ultimately improve the bottom line. As exemplified in its leading role in sponsoring the #DisruptMining competition during the... 

Cementation Canada secures a win at #DisruptMining

By: Creamer Media Reporter      9th March 2017 Cementation Canada, a member of the Murray & Roberts group, has emerged as the co-winner of the $1-million dollar grand prize in the yearly #DisruptMining competition. Selected as one of five finalists from 153 submissions, the firm, which was also the winner of the prestigious People’s Choice... 

BlueRock commissions crushing, screening circuit

By: Creamer Media Reporter      1st March 2017 BlueRock Diamonds has commissioned the primary crushing and screening circuit at its Kareevlei operation, in the Northern Cape. The company has been able to operate full processing for up to seven hours, with the plant demonstrating hourly capacity in line with expectations. 

CRG production impacted by summer rains

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     23rd February 2017 Ongoing adverse weather conditions that have negatively affected JSE-listed Central Rand Gold’s (CRG’s) cash flow as a result of production downtime, have prompted the miner to introduce programmes and plans to address the issues. This includes the openpit mining and processing of CRG’s own... 

CuDeco to update Rocklands health, safety management system as ops suspended

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     20th February 2017 Operations at the Rocklands copper mine, in Queensland, have been temporarily suspended by order of the Department of Natural Resources and Mines, pending the submission of an updated safety and health management system. ASX-listed CuDeco said on Monday that a desktop audit by the Queensland... 

Asa delivers mixed quarter as Trojan weighs on performance

By: Natasha Odendaal     17th February 2017 London Aim-listed Asa Resources has delivered a mixed performance in the third quarter as commodity prices declined and some lingering operational difficulties persisted at its Trojan nickel mine, in Zimbabwe. However, the company has implemented several mitigating measures to deal with the... 

Qld grants Olive Downs coordinated project status

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     17th February 2017 The Queensland government has awarded the A$1-billion Olive Downs coal mine coordinated project status, allowing the independent Coordinator-General to efficiently coordinate the environmental assessment process for the coal mine across both state and federal agencies. Minister for State... 

Rye Patch delivers gold into hedge

By: Creamer Media Reporter      11th February 2017 Junior miner Rye Patch Gold has delivered 3 409 oz of gold into its hedged position at an average price of $1 275.13/oz and sold 4 804 oz of silver at $17.51/oz for gross revenue of $4.43-million. TheTSX-V-listed company also, in mid-January, received $1.2-million from its Rochester mine net... 

Blackham raises funds to advance Matilda expansion

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     10th February 2017 ASX-listed gold developer Blackham Resources has raised A$35-million through a share placement to expedite the expansion of its Matilda/Wiluna operation, in Western Australia. The company on Friday announced that some 51.47-million shares, priced at 68c each, will be placed to institutional... 

Sweet coating solutions for the sugar industry from Thermaspray

     6th February 2017 Thermaspray, South Africa’s surface engineering and thermal spray coating technology specialist, offers a range of high quality coating techniques that assist the sugar industry in reducing maintenance costs by protecting both new and worn equipment parts and components against abrasive,... 

Randgold’s Tongon to meet FY16 production guidance

By: Natasha Odendaal     3rd February 2017 Randgold Resources on Friday said its Tongon mine, in Côte d’Ivoire, would meet the revised production guidance for 2016 on the back of ongoing significant performance improvements. Tongon is expected to hit the targeted output of 260 000 oz of gold for 2016, with expectations of 285 000 oz of... 

Premier raises funds to complete construction of Zim tungsten mine

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     30th January 2017 Premier African Minerals has raised £1.02-million, through the placement of 536-million shares, to complete the construction and optimisation of its RHA tungsten mine, in Zimbabwe. Once complete, the company expects the mine’s second-quarter throughput to increase steadily to the monthly... 

Iamgold clears major assessment hurdles at Côté, Northern Ontario

By: Henry Lazenby     28th January 2017 Mid-tier gold producer Iamgold has completed a preliminary economic assessment (PEA) on its Côté gold project in Northern Ontario, outlining positive metrics that support development following the completion of a prefeasibility study. The company also announced Thursday that it had received... 

Volt appoints service provider for graphite samples

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     24th January 2017 Graphite producer Volt Resources has entered into an agreement with an unnamed Southern Africa-based mining services company to expedite the production of graphite samples from its Namangale deposit, in Tanzania, under strict commercial conditions. ASX-listed Volt explained on Tuesday that it was... 

Blackham eyes expanded operations at Matilda

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     23rd January 2017 ASX-listed Blackham Resources is considering doubling the processing capacity at its Matilda/Wiluna gold project, in Western Australia, on the back of an increase in the operation's mineral resource. The resource at Matilda/Wiluna had grown to 6.4-million ounces, with some 3.1-million ounces... 

Potash Ridge contemplates smaller-scale ops at Blawn Mountain

By: Henry Lazenby     20th January 2017 TSX-listed project developer Potash Ridge this week published the results of a study updating its 2013 technical report on the Blawn Mountain project, in Utah. The update provides a capital cost that is more attractive given today's market conditions, and sets out an initial production rate that... 

Diamcor to double near-term output as trial mining continues

By: Henry Lazenby     18th January 2017 Canada-based project developer Diamcor Mining expects to more than double diamond production at its Krone-Endora at Venetia project, in South Africa’s Limpopo province, and treat all material from 1 mm to 45 mm size fractions moving forward, after acquiring, installing and commissioning several... 

BlueRock set for February processing restart at Kareevlei

By: Natasha Odendaal     18th January 2017 Aim-listed BlueRock Diamonds expects to restart the processing of run-of-mine (RoM) material at its Kareevlei operations, in the Northern Cape, early in February, following a thorough overhaul of the main components of the processing plant. The upgrades, which will increase the capacity and... 

UBC researchers develop flowsheet for LED bulb recycling

By: Henry Lazenby     18th January 2017 Researchers at the University of British Columbia (UBC) have developed a flowsheet to extract copper, lead, zinc, silver and small amounts of rare earth metals, including lutetium, cerium and europium, as well as the ‘technology metals’ gallium and indium from discarded light-emitting diode (LED)... 

Terex® Finlay I-140 impact crusher.

     11th January 2017 The Terex® Finlay I-140 direct drive ø1270mm x 1240mm (Ø50” x 48”) horizontal impact crusher with variable speed gives operators unprecedented levels of production in both recycling, mining and quarrying applications. The robust and proven Terex® CR032 chamber gives excellent reduction ratios and... 

New division, new products, larger presence at CONEXPO 2017

     10th January 2017 See what’s next for McCloskey International New division, equipment and features to be highlighted Screening and crushing industry leader McCloskey International will clearly demonstrate its continued growth with a significant increase in its presence at CONEXPO/CON-AGG 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.... 

Terex® Mps Launch New Product And The Simplicity Brand At Conexpo 2017

     9th January 2017 One of the world leaders of material processing technology for modular, portable and static crushing and screening equipment is pleased announce that they will be exhibiting at the upcoming ConExpo Exhibition in Las Vegas, NV, USA. David Quail, Regional Director for Terex MPS Americas said... 

Matilda delivers strongly in her first quarter

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     9th January 2017 The Matilda/Wiluna gold project, in Western Australia, produced 9 240 oz of gold during its first quarter of production. The mine achieved its first gold pour in October last year. ASX-listed Blackham Resources said on Monday that 5 010 oz of the quarterly production was produced in the month... 

OceanaGold starts milling at Haile

By: Henry Lazenby     29th December 2016 Triple-listed OceanaGold has started milling operations at the Haile gold mine, in South Carolina, re-establishing the historic goldfield with a modern mining operation. Since acquiring the project at the end of 2015 through the C$856-million acquisition of Canadian project developer Romarco... 

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