November 2019 – Platinum Cost Curves

November 2019 – Platinum Cost Curves

In 2018, the total all-in sustainable costs per PT. eq. oz in ZAR decreased by 11.2%. The total all-in sustaining costs per PT. eq. oz in USD terms decreased by 10.8%, year-on-year, as the average Rand strength remained relatively unchanged year-on-year. The total...
October 2019 – Mining Productivity – PGE

October 2019 – Mining Productivity – PGE

Productivity influences the organisational performance of mining companies- Globally mining companies continue to face severe economic challenges. These global challenges also influence the South African mining industry and with additional operational challenges that...
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...