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Modern Mining September 2017Our lead article in this issue covers the fascinating Bisie tin project in the DRC’s North Kivu Province, which is being developed by Alphamin Resources Corp. The project, which will exploit the richest – by far – undeveloped tin deposit in the world, is well into the construction phase although erection of the plant will only start next year. The new mine will be an underground operation and will produce nearly 10 000 tonnes of copper a year. The capex involved is US$135 million.

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Conferences and Exhibitions

A selection of some of the more notable upcoming conferences/exhibitions focused on mining in Africa. Organisers are welcome to send details of their events to mining@crown.co.za

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Modern Mining: Latest News

Banfora FS demonstrates “solid project economics”

Published: 11 September 2017

Canada’s Teranga Gold Corporation, listed on the TSX and ASX, has produced a positive Feasibility Study (FS) on its permitted Banfora gold project in Burkina Faso, which it acquired last...

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Pan African breaks first ground at Elikhulu

Published: 11 September 2017

Pan African Resources has broken first ground at its Elikhulu tailings retreatment project in Evander, Mpumalanga, officially marking the start of construction of the plant which is expected to produce...

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Platinum Group announces proposed sale of Maseve

Published: 07 September 2017

Platinum Group Metals (Platinum Group), listed on the TSX and NYSE American, has announced that it has entered into a term sheet to sell Maseve Investments 11 Proprietary Limited (Maseve)...

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New era of production draws closer at Kipushi

Published: 07 September 2017

Robert Friedland, Executive Chairman of TSX-listed Ivanhoe Mines, and Lars-Eric Johansson, Chief Executive Officer, have jointly announced that negotiations are underway with government agencies – Gécamines, the state-owned miner and...

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Walkabout reduces the capex for Lindi Jumbo graphite project

Published: 30 August 2017

A Definitive Feasibility Study (DFS) by ASX-listed Walkabout Resources (WKT) for a proposed open-pit mine and graphite processing plant at its Lindi Jumbo graphite project in Tanzania was released to...

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Otjikoto to get 7 MW of solar power

Published: 30 August 2017

Caterpillar has announced that B2Gold Corp, reportedly one of the fastest-growing gold producers in the world, has selected the company and Cat® dealer Barloworld to supply 7 MW of solar...

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Alphamin on track to deliver Bisie in 2019

Published: 23 August 2017

Alphamin Resources Corp, listed on the TSX-V, is on track to deliver on the commitment to develop the first large commercial tin mine in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo...

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More positive drill results from Namdini

Published: 23 August 2017

Australia’s Cardinal Resources, dual listed on the ASX and TSX, has reported assay results from its drilling programme on the Namdini gold project in Ghana. These include 147 m at...

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Sissingué to produce first gold in early 2018

Published: 10 August 2017

Perseus Mining, which operates the Edikan gold mine in Ghana and is listed on the ASX and TSX, reports that it “steadily advanced” the development of its second gold mine...

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Exceptional rare earth grades confirmed at Gasagwe

Published: 10 August 2017

Rainbow, the AIM-quoted rare-earth element mining company, reports that independent laboratory testing recently undertaken in respect of its ‘main vein’ at Gasagwe in Burundi has returned an average Total Rare...

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First production from Balama delayed till October

Published: 01 August 2017

In its second quarter report (to 30 June 2017), ASX-listed Syrah Resources says that its Balama graphite project in northern Mozambique was 90 % complete at the end of the...

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Positive DFS on Ivanhoe’s Platreef project

Published: 01 August 2017

Ivanhoe Mines’ Executive Chairman Robert Friedland, CEO Lars-Eric Johansson and Platreef Project Managing Director Patricia Makhesha have welcomed the positive findings of an independent Definitive Feasibility Study ( DFS )...

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Tongon on course to produce 285 000 ounces in 2017

Published: 25 July 2017

Randgold Resources’ Tongon gold mine in Côte d’Ivoire continues to ramp up production as it tracks its 2017 target of 285 000 ounces, Chief Executive Mark Bristow said at a...

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Gakara rare earth project inaugurated

Published: 25 July 2017

Rainbow, the rare-earth element mining company, reports that it hosted the President of the Republic of Burundi, Pierre Nkurunziza, and other notable guests at an inauguration ceremony for the company's...

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Shumba plans to fast-track Mabesekwa into production

Published: 25 July 2017

Botswana has massive coal resources but none of the current generation of coal explorers in the country has yet managed to get into production, in part because of the logistical...

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T3 discovery well on the way to becoming a mine

Published: 25 July 2017

ASX-listed MOD Resources, in conjunction with its joint venture (JV) partner, AIM-listed Metal Tiger, is moving at speed to develop its flagship T3 deposit in the heart of Botswana’s Kalahari...

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Botswana’s mining industry on the back foot

Published: 25 July 2017

Although it attracted an excellent turnout of delegates, the recent Botswana Resource Sector Conference (BRSC) held in Gaborone on 12 and 13 June took place at a bleak time for...

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Study reveals low capex and opex for Malingunde

Published: 25 July 2017

Australia’s Sovereign Metals, an ASX-listed company, has announced the results of the Scoping Study for its Malingunde saprolite-hosted graphite project in Malawi. Preliminary economics show the project has capital and...

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Pre-Feasibility Study completed for Arcadia lithium project

Published: 25 July 2017

ASX-listed Prospect Resources has announced that its Pre-Feasibility Study (PFS) over the Arcadia lithium project in Zimbabwe has been completed. The company says the results of the PFS confirm and...

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Junior diamond explorer looks to repeat past success

Published: 25 July 2017

The team that can claim much of the credit for having recognised the potential of Botswana’s AK6 kimberlite and devising a low-cost development strategy to bring it into production has...

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Next generation jumbo for Black Mountain

Published: 25 July 2017

Vedanta’s Black Mountain Mine in the Northern Cape will become the first local mine to adopt a new generation jumbo Sandvik DD422i with the new control system technology for tunnelling...

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Balama graphite project in the finishing straight

Published: 25 July 2017

ASX-listed Syrah Resources, which is developing the Balama graphite project in northern Mozambique, reports that overall construction progress completion was 90 % as at 30 June 2017. Processing plant commissioning...

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More body blows to an already embattled industry

Published: 25 July 2017

Sadly, the state of South African mining is such that every positive development is soon balanced out by bad news. Like many others, I was heartened by the announcement recently...

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Construction starts on R1,7 billion fluorspar mine

Published: 12 July 2017

Nokeng Fluorspar Mine (RF) (Pty) Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of SepFluor Limited, has announced the start of construction of the R1,7 billion Nokeng open-pit fluorspar mine and concentrator at...

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Modern Mining: Product News

MSA Africa introduces integrated harness system

Published: 30 August 2017

Any safety-related incidents when working at height often necessitate self-rescue as the front-line or most rapid-response tactic. To facilitate this, MSA Africa is introducing its Latchways Personal Rescue Device (PRD)...

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Wheel mover attachment from Bobcat

Published: 30 August 2017

Handling tyres with diameters from 36 inch to 90 inch is now a safe, simple, and efficient operation thanks to a new Industrial Wheel Mover attachment introduced locally by Bobcat...

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Round-the-clock rental plant availability

Published: 23 February 2017

There are many companies in the pump rental business that promise, but not all of them deliver, according to Integrated Pump Rental Managing Director Lee Vine.

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CDE to launch wash plant and screens at CONEXPO

Published: 23 February 2017

Global wet processing industry leader CDE will once again participate in CONEXPO-CON/AGG (on 7-11 March 2017 in Las Vegas) where the company will unveil its latest innovation, the CDE M5500...

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Zest Energy provides mobile power for Kamoa-Kakula

Published: 17 January 2017

The development of the world’s largest high-grade copper deposit – the Kamoa-Kakula copper project in the DRC– is now running on power from the DRC’s national grid using a mobile...

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Rapid reloading emulsion system in use at Modder East

Published: 17 January 2017

In a first for South African mining, Gold One’s Modder East mine has rolled out an innovative infrastructure to use emulsion explosives for all 70 of its underground narrow-reef stope...

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Fibertex paving fabric used at Zambian mine

Published: 19 September 2016

The Fibertex range of geotextiles, which is designed especially for civil engineering, mining and road construction and maintenance projects, includes a paving fabric – Fibertex AM-2. This flexible needle punched...

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Locally built continuous miner launched at Electra

Published: 19 September 2016

Broadening its footprint as an OEM, JA Engineering introduced its first ever in-house designed continuous miner at Electra Mining 2016 - the Wildcat JAE42 CM.

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Spirals retrofit delivers improved recoveries

Published: 05 September 2016

Northam Chrome Producers is realising improved recoveries, better grades and higher yields following the retrofit of Multotec spirals at its recovery plant. The decision to replace the existing spirals with...

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Liner expert provides wear solution for chute project

Published: 05 September 2016

Chromium Carbide (CrC) liner expert Rio-Carb has provided a total wear solution for a chute project for a major chrome mine in the Rustenburg area in North West Province. This...

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FLSmidth provides package solution for Husab

Published: 02 August 2016

The Counter Current Decantation (CCD) thickener circuit at Swakop Uranium’s Husab project demonstrates the potential of an FLSmidth package solution. Designed and supplied by FLSmidth, this CCD circuit has the...

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Slurry Blaster de-silts ponds at DRC copper mine

Published: 02 August 2016

Rapid sediment build-up in acid ponds can have dire results for mines as the reservoirs gradually lose their ability to store solution, impacting on both upstream and downstream processes.

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Multotec drives down DMS maintenance costs

Published: 30 June 2016

Maintenance is a critical requirement for any minerals processing plant and Multotec says it has made it easier for mines to implement a pro-active programme on Dense Medium Separation (DMS)...

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Pneuflot technology proves itself in field trials

Published: 30 June 2016

Pneumatic flotation technology is reported to be delivering outstanding results in field trials involving platinum group metals (PGMs) and iron ore, and will soon be put to the test in...

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Mogalakwena acquires CYBERMINE Full Mission Simulator

Published: 28 April 2016

Employees of Anglo American’s Mogalakwena platinum mine in Limpopo Province, as well as the surrounding community, are reaping the benefits of the mine’s high-fidelity, simulator-training programme.

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World’s largest articulated hauler introduced locally

Published: 28 April 2016

Babcock has introduced the new Volvo A60H articulated hauler to the Southern African market following its much-anticipated unveiling at the 2016 Bauma exhibition. This heavyweight 60-tonne articulated hauler is the...

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