Mechanised Mine Training

Murray & Roberts Cementation has launched a ‘mock-up’ facility for underground mechanised mining. Tony Pretorius, Education, Training and Development Executive at Murray & Roberts Cementation, says the new installation is a quantum leap for mining-related training in Africa. Located at the Murray & Roberts Training Academy at the company’s Bentley Park complex near Carletonville in […]

Offering the Full Beneficiation Solution

The minerals processing industry in Africa is due for a shake-up following news of the acquisition of heavyweight minerals processing equipment manufacturer, McNally Sayaji Equipment Ltd, by global mill liner and wear parts manufacturer, Tega Group, to offer a more comprehensive and cost-effective solution for the continent’s beneficiation plants.  Rebranded Tega McNally Minerals Limited (TML), […]

Brazil’s Current Lithium Boom

Multotec has recently expanded its operation in Brazil with the opening of a manufacturing facility that enables the company to bring its manufacturing capabilities closer to its customers in the country, increasing its speed to market and enabling it to better serve the local mining sector. Located in the city of Contagem, in the south-eastern […]

Minerals Processing in Mozambique

Multotec Services Mozambique Lda, recently celebrated 10 years of operating in the Southern African country, where it established a branch in the Tete Province for its coal field clients. In addition, the company services graphite, mineral sands and precious stone mining customers in other parts of the country as well as providing plant maintenance to […]

Reducing Flare in Rail Tanker Vents

thyssenkrupp Uhde has successfully supplied and commissioned a drop tank and rail loading condenser unit at Richards Bay harbour which has contributed to reduced operational costs and optimised safety for a key customer. The scope of the project was to reduce levels of flaring NH3 vapours during the loading process by means of condensation and […]

Integrated Solutions Deliver Plant Efficiency

Through its Integrated Solutions approach, Weir Minerals Africa can provide fast and effective assistance to customers who are engaged in brownfield optimisation of their operations or looking for solutions to particular problems hindering efficient production. The company’s dedicated Integrated Solutions teams combine diverse experience ranging from comminution to tailings and from chemistry to hydraulics, and […]

World’s First Magnesium Extraction Process

Latrobe Magnesium Ltd (LMG), a company based in Australia, has awarded a contract to Tenova. The scope of work is the engineering, supply and supervision of a magnesium oxide production plant at Latrobe Valley, Victoria. This demonstration plant will use a world-first process of combined hydromet/thermal reduction.  As part of the first phase of the […]

Revolutionary Compound for Mill Linings

Having identified a need for higher-wearing rubbers for mill lining systems, the material science experts at Weir Minerals commenced developing an industry leading, premium-grade rubber compound with superior wear life and performance in mill lining applications. The result is the Vulco R67 rubber – an optimum material which is manufactured with proprietary new compounds and […]

Boosting Recoveries at African Mines

Engineered to improve classification and separation in arduous applications, Weir Minerals’ Cavex classification hydrocyclones have added value to two more African mines; one is a gold mining operation and the other mines fluorspar. Following the retrofitting of two Cavex 700CVX13 hydrocyclones, one of Ghana’s lowest-cost surface gold miners reported an almost 70% improvement in classification […]

A Game of Percentages

It is not uncommon to find multimillion Rand processing plants with enormous production potential being severely restricted by poorly specified or old-fashioned screening media. Mineral’s processing equipment supplier, ELB Equipment, in partnership with screen media manufacturer, Major Wire, has spent several years fixing screening problems at an almost endless array of processing plants. The company’s […]