Mine Excursion 2018-07-11T09:24:22+00:00

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Mining Excursion

  • 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?

November 19th, 2018|0 Comments

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

October 1st, 2018|0 Comments

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

August 21st, 2018|0 Comments

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

July 11th, 2018|0 Comments

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

July 11th, 2018|0 Comments

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

ACF — the great fields of chrome

July 4th, 2018|0 Comments

The Moti Group has established a unique chrome operation in the Zimbabwean Midlands, writes Leon Louw. […]