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Mining Mirror

May 2017

Published on in “Business”, language — English. 44 pages.
Water is crucial for the mining industry. Mines use water in mineral processing and in washing plants, and to transport waste material to slurry dams. In the pit, water is used mainly for dust suppression and rehabilitation. Potable water is also required for drinking purposes in mine offices, change rooms, and residential facilities. But southern Africa does not have an abundance of water and it will become even scarcer in the future as weather and rainfall patterns change. More
Gaining ground After what started out as a dreadful year for mining and with the outlook for most commodities everything but bullish, there is a hint of optimism in the air as the year 2016 draws to an end. Eleven months ago the global mining industry was in the doldrums. However, despite the doomsayers’ dreary predictions, there were subtle signs of recovery. Gold and silver started showing signs of revival, and a few months into 2016, gold mines in South Africa... More
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