water

Monitoring process ponds a critical component of mine water management

As mines work towards reducing their reliance on municipal water supplies, a key aspect of their water management strategy should be more effective monitoring of their process water ponds and dams.
dewatering

Mine dewatering: technology + fit-for-purpose solutions = optimal results

Pit dewatering systems, techniques and practises have over past decades always contained elements of uncertainty due to outdated technologies and equipment.
SOCIAL

Social engagement highlights for Malawi graphite project

AECOM is the provider for social services for Sovereign Metals’ Malingunde graphite project in the Lilongwe District in Malawi.
Platreef

Reef intersection imminent at Ivanplats’ Platreef

Ivanhoe Mines’ 64% platinum-focused subsidiary Ivanplats is making progress at its Platreef project located on the Northern Limb of the Bushveld Complex.
gold

Boungou – Burkina Faso’s newest gold mine

TSX-listed SEMAFO poured first gold at its Boungou mine in Burkina Faso the company added a second feather to its hat of operating mines having successfully brought its Mana mine into operation in 2008.
Isimilo

Isimilo’s new business model caters to juniors’ financial needs

Newly established project management firm Isimilo DBO has entered the market with a business model aimed at delivering quick and cost effective process plants for the junior and mid-tier mining market.
Afritin

World-class tin mine heads for production re-start

AIM-listed AfriTin Mining plans to revive the once operational Uis tin mine in Namibia – once one of the largest tin mines in the world, which still holds the potential to re-establish its status once in full-scale operation.
Savannah

Savannah Resources and Rio Tinto join forces at Mutamba

AIM-listed Savannah Resources, through its consortium agreement with international mining and metals company Rio Tinto, aims to develop one of the largest accumulations of...
Zinc

Gamsberg the start of Vedanta’s zinc ‘mega project’ vision

Vedanta Zinc International, a subsidiary of London-listed Vedanta Resources, has brought its mammoth US$400 million Greenfields Gamsberg zinc mine into production. The development of this...
africa

SRK Consulting SA breaks down mineral exploration in Africa

Africa is home to crustal rocks that span the earth’s geological history and host enormous mineral wealth, but it has remained for the most part relatively under-explored. However, new technologies for exploration and extraction, combined with modern data processing techniques, could change all that.

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