250 wear life improvement

Weir Minerals’ Linatex Premium Rubber and Linard 60 have significantly improved wear life at Kalumbila Minerals Limited’s Sentinel mine in Zambia, after the Weir Minerals Africa team was asked to provide a lining solution that would last longer than the incumbent product. To date, the Linatex and Linard solution has achieved six times the life […]

Thickeners Double Mine Output

Thickeners Double Mine Output

When one of the world’s largest copper and cobalt producers wanted to double its production rates, it chose FLSmidth to provide a thickener solution that included six of its proven high density thickeners. The order was placed in 2020, and delivery has been completed. The mine, located in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), already […]

Mines must continue to fight Covid-19

Mines must continue to fight Covid-19

The mining industry’s early adoption of preventative measures and advanced tracing has most likely prevented the spread of Covid-19 tenfold and where outbreaks have occurred these measures have been largely successful in containing the spread. “By its nature, the mining industry is geared towards safety and preparedness so the addition of certain levels of COVID-19 […]

Decades of R&D Pay Off

Decades of R&D Pay Off

Terence Osborn, FLSmidth’s director of product and account management for sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East, highlights that R&D is the lifeblood of the company’s new technologies. So much so, that it has some 80 projects underway to improve its mining-related offerings. “The power of digital technology is certainly a key element of these efforts,” […]

Emerging Contractors

Emerging Contractors

Opening the doors of the mining sector to junior miners and emerging contractors can be boosted by partnerships based on the build-operate-transfer (BOT) concept, according to B&E International.Experts in integrated crushing, mining and mineral processing solutions, B&E International brings its experience of not just operating crushing plants but designing and manufacturing its innovative equipment locally, […]

Laboratory contract

Laboratory contract

Automated laboratory leader FLSmidth has had its Operate and Maintain (O&M) contract at the Saldanha Iron Ore Terminal on South Africa’s west coast renewed for another three years. The company has successfully operated the quality control laboratory at Saldanha which is Africa’s largest iron ore export facility, for the past eight years according to Martin […]

Compressed Air to Help Dump Reclamation Project

Compressed Air to Help Dump Reclamation Project

Rand-Air’s latest project involves the reclamation of four historical mine dumps at the site of the former Zincor zinc refinery just to the south of Springs. The refinery was constructed from a former uranium plant belonging to the defunct Vogelstruisbult gold mine. The dumps include a high-hazard certified waste tailings dam, two gold tailings dams […]

Driving Down Costs While Increasing Performance

Driving Down Costs While Increasing Performance

Process plant optimisation techniques have become a necessity for mines looking to maximise their operating performance by keeping costs low, throughput high and downtime to a minimum. FLSmidth’s automated SmartCyclone system is a solution that delivers in all three areas for cyclone circuits, a vital processing element in any plant. It is a monitoring and […]

Rubber Solves Africa’s Largest Copper Mine’s Woes

Rubber Solves Africa’s Largest Copper Mine’s Woes

Kansanshi mine has significantly reduced costs and improved productivity by applying Weir Minerals’ Linatex rubber lining solutions. Kansanshi, Africa’s largest copper mine, is located near Solwezi in Zambia. The mine site is very remote, so getting parts and replacement material to site is time consuming and costly. Of particular concern for the operation was excessive […]

Hitting Gold at Half the Price

Hitting Gold at Half the Price

Vista Gold Corporation owns the Mt Todd project in Australia, which was acquired in 2006 and is one of the country’s biggest undeveloped gold resource. The project, briefly operated in the 1990s, is known for having hard ore. This, and the fact that the project was operated previously, presented particular challenges for Vista Gold.“We had […]