Euromines welcomes new members

Euromines has welcomed five new members after their official approvals by the groups Extraordinary General Assembly. The additions include two international mining companies, Anglo American and Rio Tinto; two exploration companies, Kingsrose Mining and Savannah Resources; and the French national association A3M, which focuses on the extraction, production, processing and recycling of industrial metals and minerals. “These members will bring…

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Anglo officially earmarks millions for First Mode zero-emissions pact

Anglo American, which in May introduced its prototype hydrogen-battery hybrid haul truck – the largest in the world – at its Mogalakwena PGM operation in South Africa, it has come through with a $200 million investment to accelerate the nuGen zero emissions haulage solution (ZEHS). The miner said last week that it has inked a binding agreement with First Mode…

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Water deal struck for Los Bronces

Anglo American said that, after talks and an agreement with a Chilean water desalination provider, it has secured the supply of desalinated water – which will meet nearly half of its needs – for its Los Bronces open-pit copper mine in the country. Anglo American base metals business CEO Ruben Fernandes said that the miner has a target to reduce…

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Murray & Roberts names du Plessis to seat

Underground mining contractor Murray & Roberts Cementation has named Japie du Plessis as its managing director designate, effective 1 March. Du Plessis is succeeding current managing director Mike Wells, who is retiring at the end of February 2023.  Wells, a 39-year mining veteran, first joined Cementation Africa in 1994, a company which was subsequently acquired by Murray & Roberts in…

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De Beers appoints Cook, Cleaver to be CEO, co-chairman

Anglo American’s De Beers will begin the new year with new leadership, as it has appointed Al Cook as its CEO and current CEO Bruce Cleaver to co-chairman of the company. The move, which will be effective in early 2023, comes as Cleaver opted to step back into a non-executive role after six years in his seat as CEO. Cook,…

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Copper ops up and moving at Anglo’s Quellaveco

Anglo American, following the receipt of final regulatory clearances and after successful testing, has started long-awaited commercial operations at its Quellaveco mine in Peru. Chief executive Duncan Wanblad said the mine, which is expected to produce 300,000 tonnes annually of copper equivalent volume on average over the first decade of life, could add as much as 10% to its global…

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Anglo adds Rajant BreadCrumb Peregrine at its first African mine

Rajant recently announced the addition of its fourth-generation BreadCrumb Peregrine wireless mesh networking system at Anglo’s first operation in South Africa. The system, which offers a four- to six-time increase in throughput capacity, will also support applications for mine production systems, including proximity detection, fatigue management, and tele-remote drilling. Reyno Eksteen, BU Head, SCAN RF Projects, noted that, with a…

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Anglo’s Quellaveco marks first copper

Anglo American’s Quellaveco, which is set to increase Peru’s copper production by up to 10% in full operations, has marked the milestone of first copper concentrate production in the Moquegua region. The benchmark comes ahead of the mine’s receipt of its final regulatory clearance for commercial operations to begin. Mine development head Tom McCulley said the achievement was on time…

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