Mine Excursion 2019-02-06T07:50:37+00:00

Mining Excursion

  • Water kept seeping through the road rockfill into the culvert exaction.

Leeuwpan roars again

Edited by Leon Louw Access to new coal reserves has ensured that Exxaro will mine from its Leeuwpan Coal Mine in Mpumalanga for at least another 10 years.  […]

  • DSC_0049 - The stope-and-pillar mining methods are evident after blasting opened up the old underground workings. Image credit: Leon Louw

Lithium: Namibia’s cure or curse?

Desert Lion Energy’s operation in Namibia remains an exciting project, despite the recent slump in the price of lithium, writes Leon Louw, who [...]

  • DSC_0045- Eddie Milne, operations manager at West Wits Mining, at a historical stope unearthed by recent surface work. Image credit: Leon Louw

West Wits: where zama zamas once thrived

Australian company West Wits Mining is breathing new life into a historical mining area, writes Leon Louw.  […]

  • There are six working sections

Bathopele: benchmark for platinum mining

Sibanye-Stillwater’s Bathopele Mine is one of the highlights in the South African platinum sector, writes Leon Louw, who visited the mine recently.  [...]

  • Wescoal mine

Wescoal nurtures its backbone

Wescoal’s Elandspruit Colliery is the mainstay in its growing list of assets, writes Leon Louw. […]

  • Sishen has focused on optimising drilling and blasting

Kumba Iron Ore — Sishen’s revival

Sishen has stood its ground against relentless headwinds and remains a giant in iron ore mining, writes Leon Louw, who visited the mine [...]