AEL’S TECHNOLOGY ON SHOW

African Explosives Limited (AEL), the leading producer of explosives products, initiating systems and blasting solutions in Africa, will once again be exhibiting at Electra Mining Africa 2006 in September.

As the major supplier of explosives to the South African mining industry – and further afield in Africa – AEL has concentrated its technological innovation on developing specialised explosives, initiating systems and services that improve safety by optimising blasting efficiencies.

BATEMAN MODULAR PROCESSING PLANTS – A CONTINUING SUCCESS STORY

“The Bateman Modular Plant has become the benchmark against which others are measured,” claims Robert Abate, Bateman General Manager, Modular Plants. “Besides a continued dominance in the market, Bateman Engineering won special mention awards in 2005 from the Southern African Institute of Steel for its drill chip sampling plant at the Venetia Diamond Mine and the dense media separation (DMS) facility at Kimberley Mines.”
Bateman modular 1
Part of Venetia’s drill-chip sampling
plant being transported by road
to site.

Since 1967 nearly 500 complete Bateman Modular Plants or sections of plants have been supplied to sites on land in about 30 countries and at sea, primarily to process diamonds, emeralds, coal, graphite, magnesite, andalusite, chromite and platinum.

BATEMAN MODULAR PROCESSING PLANTS – A CONTINUING SUCCESS STORY

“The Bateman Modular Plant has become the benchmark against which others are measured,” claims Robert Abate, Bateman General Manager, Modular Plants. “Besides a continued dominance in the market, Bateman Engineering won special mention awards in 2005 from the Southern African Institute of Steel for its drill chip sampling plant at the Venetia Diamond Mine and the dense media separation (DMS) facility at Kimberley Mines.”

 

New CFO for Great Basin

[img:jan%2031%20Appointment%20-%20Great%20Basin._0.JPG| ]Vancouver, Canada --- MININGREVIEW.COM --- 1 February, 2008 - Great Basin Gold Limited (GBG) – an emerging mid-tier gold producer listed on the Toronto and American stock exchanges, and the company behind the Burnstone gold project in South Africa  – has appointed Lou van Vuuren as chief financial officer.

van Vuuren qualified as a chartered accountant in 2002, after completing his articles with PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he was appointed assistant manager in 2002. He progressed to manager in 2003, senior manager in 2005 and associate director of PWC in 2007 – a position he has held until his appointment to GBG. He has an in-depth understanding of financial and regulatory requirements, and has significant auditing experience in the gold mining industry.

Paladin on track in Africa

[img:Jan%2030%20Paladin_0.JPG|Paladin’s Langer Heinrich
uranium operation
in Namibia
]Sydney, Australia --- MININGREVIEW.COM --- 30 January, 2008 - Paladin Energy Limited – listed on the Australian and Toronto stock exchanges and operating in Africa and Australia with the focus on uranium – is on track with its African projects in Namibia and Malawi.

Zambian cobalt for China

[img:jan%2030%20Caledonia_0.JPG|One of the many
copper/cobalt mines in
Zambia, where Caledonia
is launching its Nama
cobalt project.
]Toronto, Canada --- MININGREVIEW.COM --- 30 January, 2008 - Caledonia Mining Corporation – a Toronto-listed exploration, development and mining company with a diversified portfolio of exploration projects in Canada, South Africa and Zambia – has signed a cobalt off-take agreement with a large Chinese refiner for the supply of cobalt from its new Zambian operations.

MENA-EX 2009

18 - 20 January 2009
Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Contact: Ahmed Elgohary
Tel: +44 20 7978 0076
Fax: +44 20 7978 0099
Email: aelgohary@thecwcgroup.com

First Quantum shows 25% production increase in 2007

[img:jan24%20Fir_0.JPG|First Quantum’s Bwana
Mkubwa sulphuric acid
plants with storage tanks
in the foreground.
]London, England --- MININGREVIEW.COM --- January 23, 2008 - First Quantum Minerals Limited (FQM) – a growing mining and metals company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the AIM in London – has achieved a production increase of almost 25% in its central African operations.

Record DRC production for Anvil Mining

[img:23%20Jan%20Anvil._0.JPG|The open pit at
Anvil’s Dikulushi Mine,
Katanga province
DRC
] Montreal, Canada --- MININGREVIEW.COM --- January 23, 2008 - Anvil Mining Limited – listed on the Toronto and Australian stock exchanges and a leading copper producer in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) – has registered record consolidated production of both copper and silver in the central African country in 2007.

Production on the way up

[img:17%20jan%20World%20copper_0.JPG|Workers stack
copper coming off
the line at Zambian
processing facility]
Lisbon, Portugal --- MININGREVIEW.COM --- January 16, 2008 - Global copper mining production capacity in the four-year period from 2007 to 2011 is expected to increase by 30% to an annual total of 22 million tonnes.

So says the International Copper Study Group (ICSG), an inter-governmental organisation that serves to increase copper market transparency and promote international discussions and cooperation on issues related to copper.

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