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Copper mining methods

Mining Online’s theme for this week is open cast versus underground mining transport. Just take the mining of copper for example and compare the two different scenarios; while there are obvious differences one will find that there are similarities too.


Crush it

Mining Online’s transport theme of the week focuses on mobile crushing. We take a look at the Maxtrak product as an example that emphasises quality, safety and efficiency.


Profits in the ports

Ongoing global demand for commodities, driven by emerging economies, will continue to apply pressure on the resources industry to mine, process and export these commodities, and at a competitive cost.


Mechanisation in mines seems to be a trend, but there are pros and cons to this process.

Man vs machine – the pros and cons

By: Matthew Wood – writer

 Mechanisation is an ongoing concern of the global mining industry – but what is the impact of this on South African mines?

Mechanisation is a topic of great discussion and controversy, affecting various players in the mining industry in different ways. An evaluation is needed, stacking up the positives and the negatives of the mechanisation possibility in South Africa.


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