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.

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TECH NEWS: Copper mine saves R10,4 million per year

Kansanshi mine has significantly reduced costs and improved productivity by applying Weir Minerals’ Linatex premium rubber lining solutions.
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DRC Mining Week 2020: The countdown has begun

Roads that lead to Lubumbashi are paved with copper, cobalt and gold and plenty of opportunity given the response to DRC Mining Week 2019.
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The importance of shaft audits and rehabilitation

Takalani Randima shares the importance of shaft audits and rehabilitation and how this can lead to increased production and improved safety.
Barloworld

Barloworld Equipment’s new head office symbolizes partnership

The head office stands as a definitive symbol, not only of the historic past that Barloworld Equipment and Caterpillar share, but of their future together
Rio Tinto

Rio Tinto invests $749 million in Pilbara iron ore mine

Rio Tinto has approved a US$749 million investment in its existing Greater Tom Price operations to help sustain the production capacity of its world-class iron ore business in the Pilbara of Western Australia.
AfriTin

AfriTin to use £3.8 million to fund expansion at tin mine

AfriTin Mining has announced that it has raised £3.8 million through the issue of unsecured loan notes. The...
Assmang

Assmang rolls out mobile data centre

Assmang is rolling out a ground-breaking mobile data centre solution at its Khumani iron ore mine in the Northern Cape, South Africa.
FLSmidth Technology

TECH NEWS: Process plant optimisation technology

Process plant optimisation technology is a necessity to maximise operating performance by keeping costs low, throughput high and downtime to a minimum.
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Artificial intelligence in the mining sector

Opportunities for digital technologies implementation, including implementation of artificial intelligence, are being implemented in the mining sector.
drc

New CEO appointment for Katanga Mining

TSX-listed Katanga Mining has approved the appointment of Mark Davis to the position of CEO of the company, effective as of November 19, 2019.

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