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Merchanised mining at a semi-steep dip

SYNOPSIS Mining a 1.3m UG2 reef, semi-to steeply dipping (18-20 degrees) using mobile machinery traveling on apparent dips (9-12 degrees), using throw blasting and smart...

Strategic and tactical requirements of a mining long term plan

SYNOPSIS The long term plan in a mineral resource company is defined by the quality of the mineral resource and represents the result of a...

A review of the safety successes at Wessels Mine

SYNOPSIS Wessels Mine experienced 2 fatalities in a short space of time one in November 2010 and another in February 2011, this following from what...

AMMSA technical paper

SYNOPSIS In 2010 I did a joint paper for SAIMM called “Fatigue Knowledge – A new lever in Safety Management” subsequent to work done at...
Artisanal and small-scale mining sector

World Bank study highlights artisinal mining challenges in Central Africa

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), like many other African countries is rich with mining minerals including the ASM sector, however, Congolese women...
extractive industries EITI_Report

World Bank advises on extractive industries data reporting

To help countries improve the transparency of their EITI, the World Bank has drafted guidelines in its report ‘Options for EITI data reporting and...

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