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ARTISANAL MINING IN CENTRAL AFRICA!!

Came across this interesting article by S.M. Rupprecht (SAIMM Journal vol. 117) explaining bench mining utilizing manual labour and mechanized equipment as a proposed mining method for artisanal small-scale mining in Central Africa. The use of intensive manual labour as well as mechanised mining strikes a balance between job creation and project economics. Kindly click on the link below for the full article: "http://www.scielo.org.za/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S2225-62532017000100009"

IS YOUR PIT OPTIMISATION ADJUSTED FOR THE CURRENT ECONOMY??

The mining industry is notorious for its volatile nature as commodity prices fluctuate. History shows that it's the companies that can adjust to the market changes the quickest that lead the pack. Mining on a 5-year old mine design that was based on a Whittle shell all those years ago can mean you're either leaving value in the ground, or more detrimental, you're now mining in areas where profitability is going South... With almost a decade of Whittle open pit optimisation experience I can help you dust off that old Whittle model, and make sure your mine is set up to run at maximum profitability under current economic conditions... Doesn't hurt to make sure now does it...

CORPORATE GROUP TRAINING & COURSES – PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT!!

Have a group of employees that need basic training in terms of mine planning software? Or perhaps a refresher course to get those rusty skills oiled up? Or perhaps professional development is the next step for your employees... Be it as it may, the School of Rock prides itself as a preferred service provider in terms of empowering your group of individuals to tailor-made requirements. Kindly click on the link below for particulars: "https://www.schoolofrockmining.com/group-training-and-courses" Alternatively, send me an email at: "info@schoolofrockmining.com"

CORPORATE GROUP TRAINING & COURSES – HAULSIM!!

Have a group of employees that need basic training in terms of mine planning software? Or perhaps a refresher course to get those rusty skills oiled up? Or perhaps professional development is the next step for your employees... Be it as it may, the School of Rock prides itself as a preferred service provider in terms of empowering your group of individuals to tailor-made requirements. Kindly click on the link below for particulars: "https://www.schoolofrockmining.com/group-training-and-courses" Alternatively, send me an email at: "info@schoolofrockmining.com"

MINING ROCKSTAR OF THE WEEK – MAGNESITE!!

Magnesite is a magnesium carbonate mineral with a chemical composition of MgCO3. It is named after the presence of magnesium in its composition. Magnesite usually forms during the alteration of magnesium-rich rocks or carbonate rocks by metamorphism or chemical weathering. Magnesite is used to produce magnesium oxide (MgO), which serves as a refractory material for the steel industry and as a raw material for the chemical industry. Small amounts of magnesite are also used as a gem and lapidary material - "Geology.com"

CORPORATE GROUP TRAINING & COURSES – OPMS/SMS!!

Have a group of employees that need basic training in terms of mine planning software? Or perhaps a refresher course to get those rusty skills oiled up? Or perhaps professional development is the next step for your employees... Be it as it may, the School of Rock prides itself as a preferred service provider in terms of empowering your group of individuals to tailor-made requirements. Kindly click on the link below for particulars: "https://www.schoolofrockmining.com/group-training-and-courses" Alternatively, send me an email at: "info@schoolofrockmining.com"

MINERAL PROCESSING METHOD OF THE WEEK - FLOTATION SEPARATION!!

Flotation is the most widely used method for the concentration of fine-grained minerals. It takes advantage of the different physicochemical surface properties of minerals—in particular, their wettability, which can be a natural property or one artificially changed by chemical reagents. By altering the hydrophobic (water-repelling) or hydrophilic (water-attracting) conditions of their surfaces, mineral particles suspended in water can be induced to adhere to air bubbles passing through a flotation cell or to remain in the pulp. The air bubbles pass to the upper surface of the pulp and form a froth, which, together with the attached hydrophobic minerals, can be removed. The tailings, containi

NICE WORK MURA!!

After an extraordinary 10 days of sheer commitment and determination Muratkhan has certainly earned his certificate of completion. This fine engineer had the added challenge of learning everything mine planning has to offer in English, a language not spoken in Kazakhstan. A special word of thanks to Emmanuel for providing brilliant guidance during this whole process. Really looking forward to work with you chaps again!!

KAZAKHSTAN!!

Off to this incredible country tonight to help a client with a mining study. This country has amazing metal resources that has only been fully developed over the last couple of years. It is a privilege to be associated with the client's fine mining engineers, and of course the translators!!

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