Metso Presents Latest Innovations at Perumin 2017

This week at Perumin in Arequipa, one of the main mining exhibitions in Latin America, Metso introduced its latest innovations for improving the mining industry’s efficiency, productivity and sustainability targets. At Metso’s booth, Perumin visitors learned about Metso’s offering, ranging from energy-efficient, heavy-duty MDR350 mill discharge slurry pumps to Energy-Saving Idlers (ESI) for a variety of mining applications.

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NUM Strikes at 2 Exxaro Mines in South Africa

Exxaro confirmed that the South African National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) obtained a strike certificate, downed their tools, and walked off the job at two of its coal mines in Limpopo and Mpumalanga following a wage dispute. “The strike action affects the Grootegeluk mine in Lephalale, as well as Leeuwpan mine in Delmas,” said Exxaro spokesperson Mzila Mthenjane. “We continue discussions with NUM to resolve and reach agreement soon to minimize impact on employees.”

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Kinross to Proceed With Tasiast, Round Mountain Expansion Projects

Kinross Gold is proceeding with the Phase Two expansion of its Tasiast mine in Mauritania, which is expected to transform Tasiast into a large, world-class operation, with low costs, and a long mine life that is expected to generate significant cash flow. The company said it also intends to proceed with the Round Mountain Phase W project in Nevada, pending completing of the permitting process, which is proceeding as planned.

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Teck Increases Red Dog Production Guidance, Updates Exploration Results

Teck Resources will increase zinc production at its Red Dog operation and the company offered an update on recent exploration results in Alaska’s Red Dog District. “We are pleased with the significant improvements in recovery at our Red Dog operations in the last few months and, consequently, production will now exceed previous guidance for the year by approximately 50,000 metric tons (mt),” said Don Lindsay, president and CEO, Teck Resources. “As well, our exploration results at our nearby Aktigiruq deposit show its potential to be one of the best undeveloped zinc deposits in the world.”

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