Mining in Focus 2018-07-11T09:43:03+00:00

Mining in Focus

  • Wirtgen surface miners can load material via stable conveyor systems directly into trucks or dumpers in a single operation. The material can also be deposited in windrows between the crawler tracks or placed alongside the machine. Image credit: Wirtgen

Conventional mining vs surface miners

November 19th, 2018|0 Comments

Several opencast mining operations are looking at using surface miners rather than conventional mining methods to unearth coal deposits. Edited by Leon Louw […]

  • Petra Diamonds - New Process Plant Cullinan Mine

Cullinan steps up: new blasting system and mine expansion

November 19th, 2018|0 Comments

Petra Diamonds and BME have accomplished technological innovation for underground blasting with the implementation of the new Axxis centralised blasting system (CBS), writes Dineo [...]

  • A makeshift sleeping area underground where illegal miners spend up to a year without coming to surface.

Illegal mining — or making a living?

October 10th, 2018|0 Comments

According to the Minerals Council South Africa, South Africa’s mining industry loses R7-billion annually to illegal miners, writes Dineo Phoshoko.  […]

  • Beading

Mines, communities, and ownership

September 18th, 2018|0 Comments

Ownership and transformation are hot topics in the mining industry at the moment, writes Dineo Phoshoko.  […]

  • The processing plant at the Kansanshi copper mine in Zambia.

Copper mining and processing: a trip down memory lane

September 18th, 2018|0 Comments

It is almost impossible to imagine a world without copper, writes Dineo Phoshoko.  […]

  • Qhubeka

R134m awarded to silicosis sufferers

September 3rd, 2018|0 Comments

Since the Q(h)ubeka Trust was established in March 2016, it has awarded about R134-million in compensation to qualifying ex-mineworkers.  […]