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New prospects for Bannerman Resorces

Bannerman Resources developers of Etango Uranium Project one of the world’s largest undeveloped uranium projects have recently completed reconnaissance drilling program on exclusive prospecting licence (EPL) 3345. “We are very encouraged by the potential for resources at the Ombepo target, located 7 km from the proposed Etango primary crusher. “The …

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Safety a concern for SA mining nauthorities

South Africa’s mineral resources ministry has announced that safety in mining operations is one key area of concern for the country. Gwede Mantashe, the Mineral Resources Minister recently told media that the industry ended nine consecutive years of falling fatalities in the world’s deepest mines in 2017. “A third of …

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Desert Lion at the forefront lithium production in Africa

Australian miner Desert Lion Energy’s objective to deliver the country’s first large-scale lithium mine is on the horizon. Tim Johnston, President and Chief Executive Officer recently told media that having ticked all of the pre-project development boxes that guarantee a financially viable operation, the company is looking to start producing …

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SEW-EURODRIVE providing clients with complete solutions

SEW-EURODRIVE is celebrating driving complete conveyor requirements at Greenfield coal mine in South Africa’s Mpumalanga coalfields region. The project entails a massive 27-unit order that was assembled at the OEM’s Nelspruit facility, and transported directly to site early this year. Though the order consisted of a complete drive package in …

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NamPort reports increased minerals exports

Export of minerals have increased, the Namibia Ports Authority (NamPort) has announced. The development comes on the backdrop of efforts to gain a foothold of transit volume in the region. According to NamPort, the bulk exports increased year-on year by seven percent while the export of minerals such as copper, …

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Liqhobong Mine recovers 70 carat white diamond

Junior diamond miner Firestone Diamond has recovered a 70 carat white, makeable diamond from its Liqhobong Mine in Lesotho. The development follows after a 46 carat gem diamond that was recovered in December, sold for more than US$1 million at a recently held sale. Meanwhile the 70 carat diamond was …

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Amid uncertainties African mining shows steady progress

Despite escalating trade wars keeping commodity prices in check as well as increased regulatory challenges across the continent generally, the mining team at Standard Bank anticipates that 2019 will see miners continue to cautiously pursue emerging pockets of opportunity across the continent. Over the last 18 months, the focus in …

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Cummins Inc. celebrates centennial year

The Fortune 150 listed company, Cummins Inc. is celebrating its 100th year as a company throughout 2019. With employees over 60 000 worldwide and serves customers in nearly every country across the globe, Cummins products range from diesel and natural gas engines to hybrid and electric platforms, as well as …

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Sandvik, Vedanta to transform Black Mountain

Sandvik has announced plans to deliver a full OptiMine® platform to Vedanta Zinc International’s Black Mountain Mining (BMM) operations, this year. The development is to accelerate the site’s data-driven operation for world-class mining safety, efficiency and productivity. Currently Sandvik is providing the complete OptiMine® suite –  the world’s most comprehensive …

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Compact secondary belt cleaner on offer

Global innovator in the bulk material handling industry Martin Engineering has developed new cleaning technologies for applications where space for installation is limited. According to the company, the latest SQC2STM RM (Reduced Mini) Cleaner is a compact secondary belt cleaner allowing installation in close quarters, built with a narrow profile …

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