Lao PDR Vice Minister of Energy and Mines opens LXML’s new Discovery Deeps underground mine at Sepon operation
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Lao PDR Vice Minister of Energy and Mines opens LXML’s new Discovery Deeps underground mine at Sepon operation
May 17, 2022

Community and government stakeholders recently visited Lane Xang Minerals Ltd’s (LXML) Sepon gold mine to open the first modern underground mine in Lao PDR (Laos). “Sepon has thousands of years of mining history,” said Paul Harris, LXML General Manager. “This new development will use modern underground mining equipment, and advanced mining techniques, to transfer knowledge[…]

Zimbabwean underground platinum mine invests in large Mine Master low profile scaling/rock breaker fleet
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Zimbabwean underground platinum mine invests in large Mine Master low profile scaling/rock breaker fleet
May 17, 2022

In early 2019, a large Zimbabwean platinum group metals mining company identified an urgent need to engage with an OEM service partner capable of producing a purpose-built, trackless mining machine, to safely assist with geotechnical inspections, as well as providing for mechanised underground scaling, rock breaking and clearing functions. With some 50 years’ experience in[…]

Sibanye-Stillwater to roll out Newtrax OptiMine Collision Avoidance System at Stillwater mine
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Sibanye-Stillwater to roll out Newtrax OptiMine Collision Avoidance System at Stillwater mine
May 17, 2022

Sibanye-Stillwater is to invest $17 million in OptiMine® Collision Avoidance System (CAS) technology to reduce accidents, injuries and fatalities at its Stillwater PGM underground mining operations in Montana, USA, Newtrax says. Newtrax and Sibanye-Stillwater have been working together since 2017 on various digitalisation projects to improve safety and productivity at Stillwater. OptiMine increases safety and[…]

Ivanhoe starts commissioning Platreef underground electric fleet with Epiroc ST14 Battery loader
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Ivanhoe starts commissioning Platreef underground electric fleet with Epiroc ST14 Battery loader
May 9, 2022

Ivanhoe Mines Executive Co-Chair Robert Friedland and President, Marna Cloete, announced at the African Mining Indaba Conference the completion of the Shaft 1 production changeover at the company’s tier-one Platreef palladium, rhodium, nickel, platinum, copper and gold project in South Africa, operated by Ivanplats. Shaft 1 will serve as Platreef’s initial production shaft and is[…]