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Nornickel resumes mining at Taimyrsky after flooding

Nornickel has resumed ore mining at the second of its two mines hit by flooding this year. The world’s largest palladium producer and a leading nickel partially suspended output at the Oktyabrsky mine and the interconnected Taymirskiy operation on February 24 after subterranean water flowing into one of them, first detected on February 12, intensified. The …

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Identifying Renewable Opportunities In South African Mining And Agriculture

South Africa’s ongoing electricity crisis – caused by aging coal-fired stations, lack of critical maintenance, and system neglect – has led to supply disruptions and rolling blackouts known as load-shedding, to prevent the total collapse of the power system controlled by state-owned Eskom. The effects of this have been multifold. According to Jannie Rossouw, Head of the School of Economic and Business Sciences at the University …

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Advanced Fire Protection of Heavy Vehicles

Advanced Fire Protection of Heavy Vehicles In the mining industry, safety has always been a crucial issue – not least when it comes to fire. Therefore, it is not at all surprising that Dafo, with 100 years of industry experience, is investing heavily in fire safety of the mining industry. …

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Incentives to mining exploration companies-Rwanda

Rwanda says it has put in place an incentive package that seeks to attract investors to invest in mining exploration activities, part of the drive to strategically reposition the country’s mining sector in the region. The new incentive package was announced on Tuesday, November 10th, ahead of the Africa Mining …

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Measures to support the chrome value chain

The Minerals Council South Africa represents companies that are involved in primary chrome ore mining, that produce chrome ore as a by-product of platinum mining and the integrated ferrochrome producers. The Minerals Council has an active Chrome Leadership Forum where several challenges facing the value chain, and potential solutions have …

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Operational excellence, safety are two sides of same coin

The key to an improved health and safety record in the mining workplace lies with integrating safety firmly as part of operational excellence. This is according to Ramesh Dhoorgapersadh, General Manager for Safety, Health, Environment, Risk and Quality (SHERQ) at blasting and explosives leader BME, a member of the JSE-listed …

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Danakali shares drop after loan set to fall through

Shares in Australia’s Danakali fell 7.5% to 31 Australian cents on Monday after the miner, which is trying to bring a potash project in Eritrea closer to construction, said its second loan tranche from the Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) was set to fall through. The Perth-based company said it was …

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