Base Metals

The most common base metals are copper, lead,nickel, tin, aluminium, and zinc. Base metals are used in a wide variety of applications. For example, lead has proven to be a reliable source for batteries, and nickel often is used to strengthen and harden metal alloys, including stainless steel. Base metals also are used frequently to coat other metals. For example, zinc is used to coat galvanized steel.

energy

Harnessing the sun and wind for energy at Prieska project

Orion Minerals’ Prieska copper-zinc project is nestled within a well-established renewable energy hub in South Africa’s Northern Cape Province.
Micromine

MICROMINE leads the trend in modernising core tech

The mining sector is being urged to modernise its technology infrastructure if it wants to be competitive in the digital era.
technology

New tools in latest MICROMINE upgrade

MICROMINE has expanded its suite of intuitive mine planning tools which will be available in a significant upgrade pack to be released next month.

Orica optimises Kevitsa drill and blast cycle with FRAGTrack™

As engineers make targeted design modifications in these areas, FRAGTrack™ can measure the effectiveness of these changes in near real-time.
smc testing

Insights into energy required for mineral extraction from ore

The approach taken to benchmark and improve Barrick’s operations was later developed into an international guideline by the Global Mining Guidelines Group.
Tailings safety

Tailings storage facility portal increases transparency

“Until recently, we had no clear indication on the number of facilities around the world, their locations or the quantity of tailings."
video

Morning Coffee with MRA: Get your digital copy

Despite not being able to get your hands on a physical copy, you can still gain access to every issue of Mining...
Safety

Safety: How to prevent conveyor-related injury

“If a conveyor is merely stopped and de-energized, tension may remain in the belt in the form of stored energy," explains Process Engineer Dan Marshall.
cybersecurity covid-19

Digital mines: saving lives during the COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19 has been a wake-up call for many industries, highlighting the importance of digital transformation and adaptability.
dromex

Listen: Deep Insights weekly podcast series launched

Deep Insights speaks to Dr Thuthule Balfour, head of health at Minerals Council South Africa about ramping up operations amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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