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Terex Trucks focuses on Benelux growth

With the economy and the construction sector set to grow at a steady speed in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg over the next few years, Terex Trucks is expanding its operations and bringing its TA300 and TA400 articulated haulers to even more customers throughout the region. The Benelux region is …

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Empire Cat donates truck for raffle

Empire CAT of Phoenix, AZ, has donated a 2020 GMC Sierra 2500 SLT Diesel truck valued at $70,000 as the grand prize for the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Foundation (SMEF)  Benefit Truck Raffle. The proceeds are to support critical education, outreach and professional development programs for SMEF. “Empire …

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De Beers Canada explores near Cobalt

De Beers Canada has started preliminary drilling at properties near the town of Cobalt, in Ontario. De Beers is drilling at TSX-V-listed Tri Origin’s Nipissing Cobalt and South Abitibi project, near Cobalt. This will be the first time that these targets will be tested, the junior said. The initial target …

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Petra Diamonds establishes second artisanal mining initiative

London-listed Petra Diamonds launched its Artisanal Small-scale Mining (ASM) initiative in the Free State. The launch follows a process of consultation and cooperating with relevant stakeholders, including the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy, the Letsemeng local municipality, and the community of Koffiefontein itself. During the project, the aim was …

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Dundee invests in Ecuador-focused INV Metals

Canada-based international gold mining company Dundee Precious Metals (DPM) has invested C$10-million in Ecuador-focused INV Metals, which is advancing the Loma Larga project. DPM’s investment, which formed part of a C$15.6-million private placement at C$0.40 a share, has turned the company into a strategic shareholder in INV, representing a 19.5% …

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Having Kimura onboard is strategic- MineHub Consortium

MineHub is convinced that having Kimura Capital LLP as one of its participants in their consortium is strategic as they are leaders in the finance industry, an industry MineHub believe is key to their growth and that of its stakeholders. The company recently announced this development through a press statement …

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Russia Digitalises Africa’s Mining Sector to Increase Output

Russian companies have offered African countries solutions based on the internet of things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) to boost mining production. The offers follow the realisation that traditional means are becoming increasingly expensive, with productivity falling due to technical maintenance costs, unreliable equipment, reactive troubleshooting, a lower equipment utilisation …

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Growing Focus on Social Transitioning in Mine Closure

Social transitioning is a vital aspect of mine closure that can no longer be ignored. This was the clear message from the 13th International Conference on Mine Closure in Perth earlier last month. SRK is an independent, global network of consulting practices in over 45 countries on six continents. Its …

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Chinese graphite demand slump questioned

As Syrah Resources reduced graphite production from the Balama Mine for the fourth quarter to 5000 tonnes a month, down from 15,000 tonnes, another Australian miner has challenged claims of slowing Chinese demand for graphite. Walkabout Resources has questioned the accuracy of reports that spot prices for all graphite flake …

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WearCheck wins double awards in Europe

Condition monitoring specialists, WearCheck, scooped two awards from top international training body, Mobius, at a condition based maintenance (CBM Europe) conference in Belgium recently. The awards are for first place in the Best Training Partner EUMEA 2018/19 and the Best Student Growth Africa 2018/19. Dennis Swanepoel, WearCheck’s reliability solutions consultant …

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