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More needs to be done to prevent illegal miners from reopening disused mines, Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu said on Friday. "As more holes and open shafts are discovered, they are sealed, but we need better, more sustainable methods which
Auckland [ change ] Partly cloudy Max 22° Min 18° Pike River ventilation shaft nearly sealed Newstalk ZB Staff, Newstalk ZB January 16, 2014, 2:30 pm Solid Energy says work to fully seal the ventilation shaft at Pike River mine is nearing completion.
Auckland [ change ] Partly cloudy Max 23° Min 14° Otago to lose more than 100 gold mine jobs NZ Newswire January 8, 2014, 7:36 am More than 100 people will lose their jobs at New Zealand's largest gold mine as prices for the precious metal continue
AFR Iron concentrations in a rivulet that feeds the Woronora Reservoir have doubled since the expansion of the Metropolitan Colliery, to levels which exceed Australian Drinking Water Guidelines by 30 per cent, a study has found...Dr Turner also
In this July 19, 2010 photo, the Caterpillar logo is seen on heavy earth moving equipment in Springfield, Ill. Heavy machinery manufacturer Caterpillar said Thursday, July 22, 2010, its second-quarter earnings shot up 91 percent on a big increase in
We are idling the mine until we are able to install a replacement longwall and other equipment, said Oxbow President Mike Ludlow. We are working on the engineering and procurement of a replacement longwall and other equipment as quickly as possible...
The development follows the permanent layoffs of about 150 employees at the start of October and comes as a further blow to the economy of the North Fork Valley. The layoffs stem from a mine fire that forced Oxbow to abandon its longwall mining
07 Bloomberg A South African company has begun work on the Kibali mine in the DRC, set to be one of the biggest mines in Africa upon completion. Kibali mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo is 45% owned by Randgold and 45% owned by AngloGold
The wage strike at Northam Platinum's Zondereinde mine in Limpopo continued on Tuesday, National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) said. "The strike continues, we are meeting management at 09:00," said NUM chief negotiator Ecliff Tantsi. NUM members went on
06 pm The Defence Force has completed the first part of the programme to re-enter the Pike River Coal mine on the West Coast. NH90 helicopters removed 35 tonnes of debris from the area around the top of the mine's ventilation shaft.