africa

Rangold Resources maintains annual production guidance  

Despite Randgold Resources' lower Q1 gold production at 286 890 oz, the company has maintained its  annual guidance of 1.30-1.35 Moz. 
responsible mining

Responsible mining practices not met with sufficient company action

A new index released by mining industry assessor, the Responsible Mining Foundation, has found that while mining companies show responsible policies and practices with...
Anglo American

Industry-led guidelines on the road to autonomous mining

Global Mining Standards and Guidelines Group is producing an industry-led guideline to share best practices and lessons learned on the road to autonomous mining. Various...
Harmony Gold Unisel mine

White paper: Improving mining efficiencies at Harmony Gold’s Unisel mine

Harmony Gold’s Unisel mine in Welkom in the Free State is an intermediate low grade operation that is currently mining two of the three...
NEW Zinc periodic table

Global zinc production to ramp up in 2018

Global mined zinc production will ramp up in 2018, as strong zinc prices prompt miners to bring idled capacity back online. Fitch Group company...
WRE

White paper: Time dependent failure of open stopes at Target mine

There are numerous factors which affect open stope stability and often result in falls of ground. These falls of ground can be attributed to...
Modder East

World’s first longest drop rapid re-loading emulsion delivery system

Synopsis Gold One’s operation is the Modder East Mine, the first new mine to be built in South Africa’s gold-rich East Rand region in over...
Mining in tunnel

AMMSA technical paper: PMC lift II mining project overview

SYNOPSIS Palabora Mining Company was registered in 1956 by Rio Tinto. The mining of the commenced as an open cast mining operations in the year...

Optimization of blasting in narrow reef mines in South Africa

Abstract: A sequence of interventions was conducted at Kopanang Mine with the aim of optimizing the blasting process and thereby achieving enhanced workplace safety, improved...

Western Chrome Mines – Millsell Mine case study AMMSA

X Qamata – Mine Manager, Millsell & Waterkloof Mines C J Steenkamp – MRM Manager, Western Chrome Mines SYNOPSIS Millsell Mine has one of the most structurally...

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