April 2019 – Mining Productivity

April 2019 – Mining Productivity

April 2019 Newsletter 2017 South African Gold Industry Tonnage Efficiency Curve by Mine (tonne per TEC)Globally mining companies are facing severe economic challenges. These global challenges also influence the South African mining industry and with additional...
January 2019 – Ore Transport

January 2019 – Ore Transport

Notes: All-in Sustainable Cost (“AISC”) includes cash cost incurred at each processing stage, from mining through to recoverable metal delivered to market inclusive of royalties and production taxes, sustaining and reserve development capital expenditure,...
March 2018 / Kellgold Refractory Gold Processing

March 2018 / Kellgold Refractory Gold Processing

KellGold utilises commercially proven unit operations and learnings from processing of PGM concentrates through the Kell Process. The following benefits could be realised for KellGold (Adams, et al., 2015):- • No constraints on flotation concentrate grades or...
October 2017 / Mining Method Selection

October 2017 / Mining Method Selection

Selecting a mining method is one of the most critical and problematic activities of mining engineering. The ultimate goal of the mining method is to maximise the profit and extraction of the mineral resources while providing a safe working environment. The selection...
May 2017 / Gold Cost Curves

May 2017 / Gold Cost Curves

Industry cost curves are valuable tools to benchmark the operational cost performance of an existing operation or new proposed mine project against industry. The industry cost curve indicates the ability of the existing mines to endure cyclical commodity prices and...