Shaft shutdown after mine death

[img:Strike3_0.jpg|Headgear at Number
20 Shaft at Impala
in Rustenburg
]Johannesburg, South Africa --- MININGREVIEW.COM --- 02 December 2008 - Impala Platinum Holdings Limited (Implats) – second biggest platinum producer in the world – has shut a shaft at its big Rustenburg mine after the death of  a worker from injuries sustained in an underground rock fall.

First Uranium to sell gold to Canada

[img:Uranium%20land_0.jpg|Reclamation station
beside Buffels Dam
No. 2 at MWS, where the
tailings slurry is pumped
10km to the existing
gold plant
]Johannesburg, South Africa --- MININGREVIEW.COM --- 02 December 2008 - Emerging South African metals company First Uranium Corporation has signed a definitive agreement with Canadian-based Gold Wheaton (GW) in terms of which GW will purchase 25% of the estimated 2.1 million ounces of life-of-mine gold production from First Uranium’s Mine Waste Solutions (MWS) tailings recovery operation in South Africa.

Discovery Metals may delay Botswana project

[img:Discovery%20-%20Pic%201_0.jpg|Investors trip to the
Boseto copper project
in Botswana
]London, England --- MININGREVIEW.COM --- 02 December 2008 - Exploration company Discovery Metals Limited may delay its flagship copper project in Botswana to take account of a weaker copper price, a better cost structure and an expected expansion of resources.

Revealing this in an address to a mining conference here, managing director Brad Sampson said the company was revising a feasibility study to incorporate a decline in capital and operating costs, after metals and share markets had tumbled amid the global economic downturn.

Xstrata cuts ferrochrome production to 50% of capacity

[img:Xstrata%20fire_0.jpg|An Xstrata ferrochrome
operation in action
]Rustenburg, South Africa --- MININGREVIEW.COM --- 01 December 2008 - The Xstrata-Merafe Chrome Venture – which has been reviewing market conditions closely on an ongoing basis – has decided to implement further reductions in ferrochrome production to respond to short term weakness in demand.
 

Lonmin may cut workforce by 17%

[img:Lonmin%20fire_0.jpg|One of some 4 000 Lonmin
workers who could be
affected by future
cost-saving measures
]Cape Town, South Africa --- MININGREVIEW.COM --- 01 December 2008 - Lonmin plc – the world’s third-largest platinum producer – has revealed that it may cut as many as 5 400 jobs, which amounts to about 17% of its workforce, in response to the current economic climate and the plunge in platinum prices.

Ezulwini to produce in Q1 of 2009

[img:First%20ground_0.jpg|The new Ezulwini uranium
plant at the lower left,
the gold plant to
the right (both in blue)
]Johannesburg, South Africa --- MININGREVIEW.COM --- 01 December 2008 - Canadian and JSE-listed First Uranium Corporation – which is majority-owned by emerging South African resources company Simmer and Jack Mines Limited (Simmers) –  has the materials and equipment in place to finish construction of its Ezulwini uranium plant, and expects to have it up and  running in the first three months of 2009.

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The clogging process starts as soon as a filter is fitted and the pressure drop will gradually increase at a rate dependent on environmental and working conditions. Each 0.5 bar pressure drop draws 3% more energy, resulting in an increase in power consumption and operating costs. For example, in a 100 l/s compressed air system operating at 7 bar during 6,000 hours a year, an extra pressure drop of 150 mbar will waste no less than 2,000 kWh annually.

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