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Cutting down on grinding

Mining in focus: Cutting down on grinding

As volatility in commodity markets continue, a mine has no option but to cut down on its comminution costs, writes Leon Louw.

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Water management: coal mines in the firing line

Water management: coal mines in the firing line

One of the mining industry’s most serious challenges is managing a dwindling supply of water and at the same time prevent polluting current water sources, writes Leon Louw.

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The new face of mining

The new face of mining

Hailed as a ‘wonder material’, graphene has a lot to live up to, writes G John Cole.

The media’s fascination with graphene is all in good spirits, and positive publicity is great for investment and consumer awareness. However, it’s worth taking a moment to see where we stand with some of today’s graphene-based products and what the immediate future might hold.

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Hold on gold

At the beginning of 2017, the gold price steadied after correcting itself during the previous year’s lows. Market sentiment is changing towards realising value in the commodity for the long term and on a global scale, writes Bhavin Madhavji, field credit analyst at Coface.

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