Modern Mining June 2021
ARTICLES COVER 12 Harnessing the power of cavitation to improve production and profit margins GOLD 16 West Kenya Project – potential major gold discovery in Kenya? POWER SUPPLY 20 Gold Fields goes solar with a 40 MW solar plant at South Deep REGIONAL FOCUS – SOUTHERN AFRICA 22 The case of exploration investment in southern Africa LOCAL PROCUREMENT 26 Local procurement: a central component to tackling the resource curse? REMOTE MEDICAL SERVICES
REGULARS MINING NEWS 4 Anglo American completes demerger of Thungela thermal coal business 4 Lucara recovers 470 carat diamond from Karowe 5 Global uranium production to recover by 3,1% in 2021 5 Mining rights for Barbeton mines renewed 6 Kamoa Copper signs off-take agreements for phase 1 copper output 6 Michelle Jenkins appointed independent non-executive director at Shanta 7 Reflecting on a turbulent, yet constructive term 8 Afrimat acquires Gravenhage manganese mining right 8 First woman president for the Minerals Council 10 East Manganese on course to start production in July 10 West African portfolio review confirms positive growth potential for Centamin 11 Jubilee Metals announces further acquisition of PGM material in SA SUPPLY CHAIN NEWS 36 No short-cuts to chutes that perform reliably and safely 36 Metso Outotec introduces stirred mills portfolio 37 Linatex hose reduces downtime and operating costs at Namdeb 37 Tove Andersen takes the reins at TOMRA 38 Caterpillar’s MINExpo exhibit to focus on sustainability and productivity 38 Seequent appoints new CEO 39 Multotec’s new spiral for retreating ultra-fines 40 Booyco expands global footprint as interest in PDS grows 40 MineHub and Contour partner to drive digitisation in mining 41 Strata’s commitment to safety EXPERT VIEWS 42 Sustainable energy: a fascinating dynamic for the resources sector 44 Are businesses ready to attract tomorrow’s investors?
30 Protecting and saving lives at mines AUTONOMOUS HAULING 32 Major autonomous hauling landmark for Caterpillar VIBRATING SCREENS 34 Kwatani uses research to double banana screen throughput
ON THE COVER With Gold Ore’s MACH REACTOR – a game-changing technology that harnesses the power of cavitation – mining operations can extract minerals in the most efficient way possible, thus achieving or even surpassing production targets and improving profit margins. See story on Page 12.
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