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Sentinel Mine launches waste management handbook

First Quantum Minerals (FQM) has issued guidelines aligning its mining operations and surrounding communities with government’s clean and healthy campaign. Kalumbila Minerals the mining company’s subsidiary which operates the Sentinel Mine in North-Western Province, has launched a Waste Management Handbook to improve environmental management awareness. The handbook aims to facilitate …

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Canada’s First Quantum weighs $1bn Zambian copper mine expansion

Canadian miner First Quantum Minerals is weighing an investment of around $1-billion to lift output at Africa’s biggest copper mine in Zambia, a company document seen by Reuters showed. The investment would add a decade of life and head off production declines at the Kansanshi copper mine, increasing annual production …

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Rio Tinto invests $1.5 billion at Kennecott

Rio Tinto has approved a $1.5 billion investment to continue production at its Kennecott copper operation in the United States. The investment over the next six years will extend operations at Kennecott to 2032. The investment will further extend strip waste rock mining and support additional infrastructure development in the …

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Empire Cat donates truck for raffle

Empire CAT of Phoenix, AZ, has donated a 2020 GMC Sierra 2500 SLT Diesel truck valued at $70,000 as the grand prize for the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Foundation (SMEF)  Benefit Truck Raffle. The proceeds are to support critical education, outreach and professional development programs for SMEF. “Empire …

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Terex Trucks focuses on Benelux growth

With the economy and the construction sector set to grow at a steady speed in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg over the next few years, Terex Trucks is expanding its operations and bringing its TA300 and TA400 articulated haulers to even more customers throughout the region. The Benelux region is …

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Hook-block the star of Condra’s overhead crane

Leading crane manufactures, Condra Cranes have elevated in status the humble hook-block to become the key component of an electric overhead crane completed by the company for a metal refinery. This particular machine was shipped in the third week of September. The company says it is their engineering expertise, the …

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Russia Digitalises Africa’s Mining Sector to Increase Output

Russian companies have offered African countries solutions based on the internet of things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) to boost mining production. The offers follow the realisation that traditional means are becoming increasingly expensive, with productivity falling due to technical maintenance costs, unreliable equipment, reactive troubleshooting, a lower equipment utilisation …

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FQM offer corporate support to Kalumbila district

Mining Company First Quantum Minerals has declared that they are firm believers in quality education and adult literacy to show this they have donated 6,600 text books worth K117, 480 to the Ministry of General Education The aim by the Miner is to be part of the drive to improve …

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Bell Equipment benefits from after sales market

Earthmoving equipment manufacturer Bell Equipment’s Zambian operation is benefiting from good demand for after-sales support amid the country’s tough economic conditions. “We have had success with our ReMan re-power programme through which complete rebuilds of articulated dump trucks (ADTs) are undertaken to provide a second life for equipment at reasonable …

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Eastern Province Hydro power station installation paused

According to the World Wide Fund (WWF), government has cancelled a pre-feasibility study for the Ndevu Gorge Power Project on Luangwa river, proposed by MDH South Africa (Pty) Limited, which would have cost $1.26 billion and generated between 235 and 240 megawatts of power if completed.   The 1,100-kilometer Luangwa …

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