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Modern Quarrying October-November 2017

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ModernQuarrying OctNov 2017Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology recently supplied, installed and commissioned a CS440 secondary stage crusher at Afrimat’s Lyttelton Dolomite operation in Centurion. Selected for its size, the unit is pushing out product at an impressive rate. Formerly known as the S4800 cone crusher, the new unit is characterised by its large intake capability and high throughput in relation to size. Weighing in at 19,3 t with a maximum power of 220 kW, it is a large machine and it is not often that a quarry takes a crusher of this size.

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Modern Quarrying: Latest News

Thriving against all odds

Published: 22 November 2017

The difference between success and failure in the surface mining industry can often relate to the attitude of the owners and employees of the company rather than the state of...

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Chamber notes High Court judgment

Published: 22 November 2017

The Chamber of Mines has noted the judgment handed down on 14 November 2017 by the High Court in terms of which two parties, CALS and LHR (acting on behalf...

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New ideas for blast practitioners

Published: 22 November 2017

South Africa’s ‘pockets of excellence’ needed to be carefully protected and nurtured if the country wants to remain a competitive economic player in the global economy, warns futurist and scenario...

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ARME to apply for mining rights

Published: 22 November 2017

Gauteng-based phosphate and limestone producer Adelaide Ruiters Mining & Exploration (ARME) is applying for mining rights for its proposed phosphate mine between Vredenburg and Saldanha.

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Burma Plant Hire expands fleet

Published: 25 October 2017

A restructuring and fleet renewal programme at Cape Town-based Burma Plant Hire has put the company on track for further growth in the construction, mining and other sectors. Significantly, the...

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Bell and Lonagro team up

Published: 25 October 2017

Bell Equipment, as part of its group strategy to grow its independent dealer network in select markets, reports that Lonagro Mozambique has been appointed its exclusive dealer in Mozambique and...

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New heavy tipper from Scania to reduce quarry haulage costs

Published: 25 October 2017

 As South Africa’s mining and quarrying sector struggles to reduce costs and sustain profitability, Scania’s new heavy tipper promises to change the in-pit haulage landscape with its robust, economical and...

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Conveyor belt safety in the 21st century

Published: 25 October 2017

The regulation of the safe use of belt conveyor systems in the South African mining industry has a history as old as the mining industry in South Africa itself. Where...

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Aspasa substantially broadens membership umbrella

Published: 25 October 2017

Aspasa is a well-known brand name and one that is synonymous with action on behalf of its members. However, its work in representing the industry to create a safe, sustainable...

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Quality dolerite no problem for Howards Quarry

Published: 25 October 2017

High quality dolerite aggregate from B&E International’s Howards Quarry at eMalahleni is keeping Much Asphalt’s nearby static plant well stocked to produce asphalt for the N4 highway project and developments...

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Mining solutions provider sets the benchmark

Published: 25 October 2017

Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology recently supplied, installed and commissioned a CS440 secondary stage crusher at Afrimat’s Lyttelton Dolomite operation in Centurion.

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Wirtgen SA debuts new triple-deck mobile screen

Published: 16 October 2017

Wirtgen South Africa has introduced the new Kleemann Mobiscreen MS 953 EVO triple-deck mobile classifying screen to its southern African customers. Characterised by short tooling times, good transport and quick...

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Planning for successful mine closure

Published: 16 October 2017

Doing no harm to the environment is becoming a conscious movement around the globe and in the mining sector this mantra becomes infinitely more complicated in the context of leaving...

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Cesa concerned about under-maintained infrastructure

Published: 16 October 2017

The third South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE) Infrastructure Report Card (IRC) gives South Africa’s state-owned infrastructure an overall grade of D+.

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Bobcat attachment simplifies tyre handling

Published: 16 October 2017

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

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Blasters realising value of longer delays allowed by EDDs

Published: 13 October 2017

The revolutionary transition from non-electric to electronic delay detonators (EDDs) in the field of blasting has brought many benefits to mining productivity, but there are still plenty of advantages to...

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Pilot Crushtec International receives global Metso award

Published: 12 October 2017

Pilot Crushtec International – the southern Africa distributor for Metso aggregate and mobile products – has been recognised by its principal for delivering exceptional levels of customer service and support...

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Implications of the distinction between primary and secondary processing Environmental authorisations for processing activities in mining

Published: 12 October 2017

by Tshegofatso Masilo (Candidate Attorney), Beatrix Spargo (Associate) and Garyn Rapson (Partner) of Webber Wentzel Historically, mining activities have been excluded from the scope of the National Environmental Management Act, 1998...

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SDLG shows latest machines at Mining Indonesia

Published: 07 September 2017

SDLG is participating in this year’s Mining Indonesia event, which takes place from September 13-16. The company is presenting its newest wheel loader, the L956F, and its most recent motor...

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Bell commits to its people

Published: 07 September 2017

Bell Equipment CE Gary Bell has made a commitment to increase the company's investment in the development of its employees so that the company can continue to grow and compete...

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Metso crusher drives up quarry input

Published: 07 September 2017

The national drive to increase housing production has given a welcome boost to the building industry and with it an upsurge in demand for raw materials, a case in point...

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Charter controversy continues

Published: 07 September 2017

The most recent controversy, surrounding the publication of the Reviewed Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment Charter for the South African Mining and Minerals Industry, has had a dramatic impact, which...

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IQSA September Symposium 2017

Published: 07 September 2017

The Institute of Quarrying’s September Symposium is being held at Emperors Palace Hotel in Johannesburg from September 21 and 22. The conference opens on Thursday 21 at 08:00 and finishes...

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Aspasa drafts aggregate standards

Published: 18 August 2017

Surface mining representative association Aspasa has begun a formal process to review quality requirements pertaining to sand and aggregates for all sectors of the construction industry.

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What is your real cost per ton?

Published: 17 August 2017

When mines go out to tender on the goods and services they require, procurement officers should be looking beyond the service provider’s rates to the contribution they make to the...

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Howards quarry meets high standards

Published: 17 August 2017

High quality dolerite aggregate from B&E International’s Howards Quarry at eMalahleni is keeping Much Asphalt’s nearby static plant well stocked to produce asphalt for the N4 highway project and developments...

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Stop dust before it stops you

Published: 17 August 2017

The UK Quarries Partnership Team (QPT) has produced a new, animated video to highlight health risks to quarry workers. Using animated videos as training aids to illustrate key health and...

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Empowering quarry owners

Published: 17 August 2017

Open cast mining representative association Aspasa, has compiled an extensive toolkit to empower quarry owners to comply with all requirements of the Mine Health and Safety Act, as well as...

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Cape Lime – more than a strategic acquisition

Published: 18 July 2017

The acquisition of Cape Lime in April 2016 is one of the group’s larger to date. At the sum of R276-million, this acquisition is another extension of the group’s diversification...

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BME adapts mineral scanning for safer blasting

Published: 17 July 2017

In another step towards safer blasting practice, leading explosives company BME is adapting mineral scanning technology to quickly identify reactive ground conditions that could lead to blast site incidents.

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Pilot modular promotes enterprise development

Published: 17 July 2017

One of the perpetual problems facing would-be entrepreneurs is that while they may have a great idea for a product and potentially receptive customers, entry costs remain a barrier for...

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Key employment law judgement

Published: 17 July 2017

A recent Constitutional Court decision insight from Johan Olivier and Prévot van der Merwe at Webber Wentzel

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Weba Chute system assists in dust reduction

Published: 19 June 2017

The worldwide trend across all industries to reduce dust in the working environment is underpinned by the dangers when personnel are exposed to excessive dust. The need is no different...

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IMHC’s 19th Beltcon takes place in August

Published: 19 June 2017

The International Materials Handling Conference and Exhibition has been held every two years for an unbroken 36 years. Credit is due to members of the conveying industry who have served...

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Hillhead returns to Buxton in 2018

Published: 19 June 2017

Hillhead, the UK’s largest construction, quarrying and recycling exhibition will return to the well-known Derbyshire quarry, near Buxton, from 26-28 June, 2018. The exhibition is expected to feature around 500...

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WearCheck builds its expertise

Published: 19 June 2017

Durban-based reliability solutions specialist WearCheck, recently bought out Transformer Chemistry Services (TCS), adding an already-established transformer analysis and maintenance division to the company’s condition monitoring portfolio. Coupled with WearCheck’s Africa-wide...

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Name: Dale Kelly
Email: dalek@crown.co.za
Phone: 083 419 9162


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Email: benniev@crown.co.za
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