Orica to acquire Axis Mining Technology

Orica recently inked a binding agreement to acquire mining geospatial tool and instrument manufacturer Axis Mining Technology for A$260 million in cash. Orica officials said the addition of the company will fast-track its capabilities to back the new mineral discoveries needed for decarbonization. An addition to Orica’s Digital Solutions platform, it will also create a leading full-service orebody intelligence business…

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BBE completes cooling system for Venetia mine

BBE Projects, a division of BBE Group, said it has completed a turn-key air cooling system for De Beers’ Venetia diamond mine in the Limpopo Province, South Africa. The mine is currently approaching the final stages of a nearly 10-year, US$2 billion transition from open pit to underground mining. The system includes two water-chilling refrigeration machines, with an option to…

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Weir Minerals, Eriez partner for CPF system development

Weir Minerals and Eriez have joined forces to cooperatively design and develop coarse particle flotation (CPF) systems as both seek to boost separation efficiency while also reducing customers’ water and energy consumption. Eric Bain Wasmund, vice president of Eriez global flotation business, said the technology, which also has the benefit of producing safer tailings, is a “step-change improvement” versus the…

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Wealth Minerals, thyssenkrupp partner on Ollagüe

Canadian-based Wealth Minerals has entered into a strategic partnership with thyssenkrupp Mining Technologies for the development of its Ollagüe Salar lithium exploration project in northern Chile.  The first stage of the partnership will entail the identification, evaluation and selection of technology for lithium extraction and purification of Ollagüe. The development of the preliminary flowsheet and layouts, including brine testing and…

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Saudi mining sector grows with new licenses

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Industries and Mineral Resources said it issued 84 new mining licenses in the month of June, reported The Saudi Gazette. The licenses issued during the month included 51 exploration licenses, 26 building materials quarry licenses, three surplus mineral ores licenses, and two exploitation licenses. Two licenses were also for reconnaissance purposes. For the first six months…

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