Modern Mining September 2016





COVER 18 Scania’s thrust into mining gathers pace

Editor Arthur Tassell Advertising Manager Bennie Venter e-mail: Design & Layout

REGULARS MINING NEWS 4 Metallon lifts gold production in second quarter 5 East Africa Metals applies to mine at Terakimti 6 Stellar plans West Africa’s second biggest diamond mine 7 Nevsun Resources ships first zinc concentrate from Bisha 8 Big increase in satellite deposit resource at New Luika 9 Manroc awarded underground mining contract for Prestea 10 Pioneering StepWise methodology used on BCL projects 12 Shallow RC drilling at Giro delivers positive results 13 Ivanhoe reports“unsolicited interest”in the company 14 Kentz awarded SMP contract for Balama project 16 Universal Coal starts mining at New Clydesdale 16 Huge gold resource defined by White Rivers PRODUCT NEWS 44 Screening specialists team up to drive best practice 45 Fibertex paving fabric used to upgrade access roads 46 DCD builds base for dragline excavator 47 Successful motor rebuild for Zambian copper mine 48 Six Siemens substations for trolley assist system 49 Fit-for-purpose wear solutions from FLSmidth 50 Spirals retrofit delivers improved recoveries 51 Locally built continuous miner launched at Electra COAL 22 Challenging coal bunker commissions on schedule COMPANIES 28 Despite downturn ELBCON sees strong growth ahead FEATURE – EXPLORATION AND GEOSCIENCE 32 Cape Town hosts successful ‘World Cup of Geosciences’ 36 Geoscience technology on display 38 Exploration drives the Randgold success story 42 Top gold miners foregoing early-stage exploration

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Cover A ‘working’ Scania G410 mining tip- per on display at the recent Electra Mining show in Johannesburg. See page 18 for further details of Scania’s mining offering.



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