Jindal constructing new mine in Botswana in 2022

Jindal Steel and Power Limited of India is reportedly ready to begin construction of a coal operation in the southeastern Mmamabula coalfields in Botswana next year. Jindal Botswana country head Neeraj Saxena told Reuters that work will begin in 2022 and be done in phases over the coming two to three years.  The miner’s goal is to supply the export…

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Harmony Gold confirms newest mine fatality

Harmony Gold, which has had a number of miner deaths this year across its portfolio, has confirmed a new fatality at its Doornkop mine near Soweto, Gauteng province, South Africa. A shaft-related incident occurred on Oct. 13, though the company did not disclose the victim’s identity or additional details. “We are deeply concerned about the unfortunate incidents at our mines…

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Harmony Gold confirms two worker deaths

South African gold producer Harmony Gold has confirmed the deaths of two of its workers at the Kusasalethu mine near Carletonville, Gauteng province following a “seismic event” that led to a ground fall. The company said the incident occurred during the early morning hours of Oct. 21 local time. The identities of the fallen have not been released. The miner…

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Tharisa teams for training with Immersive

Immersive Technologies said it was selected as a workforce development partner by PGM and chrome concentrate producer Tharisa Minerals as it adds a new core component to its operator training program at its mine in South Africa. The operator has added a PRO4-B to its simulator fleet, which will use new equipment conversion kits from Immersive that include the Caterpillar…

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Kamoa-Kakula copper project ahead of schedule

Construction of the Phase 2 concentrator plant at the Kamoa-Kakula copper project in the Democratic Republic of Congo is ahead of schedule with project officials anticipating a Q2 2022 start up.  The 3.8 million-tonne-per-annum (Mtpa) concentrator plant is a carbon copy of the Phase 1 concentrator plant, and is being constructed alongside it. All long-lead items of equipment, structural steel,…

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Kloof operation back online after fatal incident

Sibanye-Stillwater has confirmed that its Kloof gold mine in the Gauteng province of South Africa has returned to normal production operations following a Sept. 19 incident at the site where a miner went missing. The company, which located the body of the missing miner the evening of Sept. 22 after extensive search efforts by mine research and rescue teams, told…

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Global Atomic selects CMAC-Thyssen for development work

Photo: CMAC-Thyssen Publicly held Global Atomic has inked a letter of intent (LoI) with CMAC-Thyssen for the development of the portal as well as initial underground development work at its Dasa uranium project in Niger. The retainment of the engineering group stemmed from a bidding process, which required previous project experience in West Africa, the Canadian-based company’s President and CEO…

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Harmony Gold confirms ground fall fatality

South African operator Harmony Gold has offered confirmation but little in the way of details regarding a September 1 death at its Mponeng mine near Carletonville, in the Gauteng province. Company officials said the fatality was the result of a fall of ground and that operations in the affected section were suspended. Authorities are investigating the event. Harmony did not…

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Rio Tinto resumes ops at Richards Bay

Rio Tinto confirmed it has begun the process of restarting operations at the Richards Bay Minerals (RBM) site in South Africa following an escalation of violence earlier this year. Rio Tinto said the opening follows “a stabilisation of the security situation around the mine.” More specifically, there had been several reports of arson and, according to the Sydney Morning Herald, the…

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