MTE Phalaborwa EXPO 2018

MTE 25Year logo finals   
Venue: Laerskool Phalaborwa (Rooi Skool)
Date: 24 July 2018  
13:00 to 17:00  

Palabora copper mine
Foskor mine
Foskor Zirconia
Rob 5
Pegmin mine
Bosveld Fertilisers
Idwala Magnetite
Stibium Mopani mine
Local industry


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MTE 3 250  
3 6 250  
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spacer Per stand - Excl. VAT
   1-5 shows     R10 300
  6-11 shows    R8 900
  12+ shows    R8 050
  2 x Combos    R15 900
  3 x Combos    R20 700

phalaborwa1Phalaborwa Mining Exhibition hot in more than one way.

Phalaborwa, a Limpopo town located near the confluence of the Ga-Selati and the Olifants Rivers, is close enough to the Kruger National Park that elephants sometimes cause traffic jams in the town. It is also home to Palabora Copper, an enormous open-cast mine almost 2 000m wide and Africa’s widest man-made hole.

The Sotho have been mining and smelting copper in Phalaborwa for thousands of years and the industry in that area has drawn on this historical legacy to create a hub of growth, development and activity. Open cast copper mining commenced in 1964 and ceased in 2002. Open cast mining has been replaced by a large-scale underground operation that will extend the mine’s lifespan considerably. Most of South Africa’s copper is mined in Phalaborwa.

Palabora Mining Company (PMC) is one of the operating mines in the area and has numerous operations including a concentrator, smelter, refinery and vermiculite operations. The underground operation produces approximately 80 000t of copper per annum.

The mine is shaped in a block-cave, with the cave reaching 450m. Ore that is extracted from the mine is conveyed to a converter where crushing, milling and flotation takes place and the ore goes through additional processing in the form of smelting and refining. PMC has also made significant investment in the Lift II project. The project is expected to expand the life of the mine to ensure that it continues until 2033.

Exhibitors we would like to see at the Phalaborwa expo include those involved with underground fire detection and sensors, dust suppression, corrosion control, high pressure washers, fans, conveyor rip detection systems, electrical instrumentation, water treatment systems and pumps.

This is our 9th exhibition in the area, our last exhibition was in 2017


- We had 124 registered visitors and
27 exhibitors booked at the last exhibition. 



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