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  • Report Calls for Open Standard for 3D Applications in Mining Industry

    Image result for gmsgUser Interviews and Analysis Highlight Common Challenges

    Wednesday, November 15, 2017 – A new report released by Global Mining Standards and Guideline Group (GMSG) says a survey of more than 18 3D software applications shows the users experience significant difficulties and delays working with the software, collaborating with peers and learning multiple proprietary programs. A solution to these difficulties is an Open Mining Format (OMF) that would encompass a set of guidelines and recommended steps.

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  • Prof Selo Ndlovu on SAfm Radio

  • Reliability Best practices and Benchmarking Survey: Please share your views

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    You are invited to participate in a survey focused on prioritizing collaboration around Reliability Best Practices and Benchmarking. If you’re not the correct person within your organization, please pass this invitation to the appropriate person. Survey deadline is October 31.

    The Reliability Working Group (RWG) of the Global Mining Standards and Guidelines Group is an operator focused group whose purpose is to promote knowledge and best practices sharing related to reliability in a mining context.

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From the President's Corner

  • Singing the praises of our SAIMM members

    I would like to welcome you all to the new 2017/2018 term of the SAIMM. I hope you are all as excited as I am about what lies ahead. I am greatly looking forward to spending the next twelve months with you as we discuss and delve into different topics that interest us as members of this marvellous Institute. As

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  • The last 100 days in the office of the SAIMM Presidency

    When presidents or leaders are elected, it is often customary to expect them to deliver a speech when they attain their first 100 days in office. Barack Hussein Obama was inaugurated on 20 January 2009 as the 44th President of the United States, and gave a speech on his first 100 days in office on 29 April 2009. As is

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  • The modern mining professional – a mining CEOʼs perspective

    I had the opportunity of attending the Annual General Meeting of the Association of Mine Managers of South Africa (AMMSA) on 31 March 2017. Mr Steve Phiri, the Chief Executive Officer of Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat) delivered the keynote address, which he titled ‘Towards a lasting legacy: the modern mine manager’. This insightful address resonated with my President’s Corner in

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From the Journal Comments

  • Advanced Metals Initiative (AMI)

    It is with great pleasure that we once again present the annual conference of the Advanced Metals Initiative (AMI). The AMI was established jointly by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the science councils, namely, Mintek, NECSA and the CSIR and has received generous funding from the DST since 2003. The principal objective of the AMI is to

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  • Hydrometallurgy Conference 2016

    ʻSustainable Hydrometallurgical Extraction of Metalsʼ This edition of the Journal features papers that were presented at the Hydrometallurgy Conference, which was held from 31 July to 3 August 2016. The theme of the conference was ‘Sustainable Hydrometallurgical Extraction of Metals’ and it was attended by 150 delegates from around the world. The conference was organized in collaboration with the Western

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  • We have a Problem?

    I start my Journal Comment with the iconic phrase: ‘Houston, we have a problem’. Those with good memories might just recall that these were the words spoken by astronaut Jack Swigert during the aborted Apollo 13 moon mission, when he reported to ground control an undervoltage on the capsule bus. At least that’s what I recall he said. Something in

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Analytical Challenges

Analytical Challenges in Metallurgy

Randburg, South Africa, 23-24 November 2006

Cover, Contents

Importance and method of using reference materials in measuring reliability of analytical results and why customers should use them
      S Marsland

Raw material and process sampling
      M Loubser

Trends in methodology in analytical chemistry
      RI McCrindle

On-line analysis - what has been done?
      P de Waal

Automated sample preparation in the metallurgical industry
      B Morrison

Spectral interferences in ICP-OES
      JN Baloyi

Quality of PGR fire assays using spark analysis on lead buttons
      PK Hofmeyr

Analytical challenges in refractory materials
      D Thomas

Modern techniques in X-ray diffraction - applied to metallurgy
      J de Villiers and S Verryn

The use of electron microbeam techniques in metallurgical analysis
      L Andrews

Exploring potential errors in XRF analysis
      N Krusberski

The determination of species in slags and other materials
      SM Graham and G Mellis

Sampling: The impact on costs and decision making
      RCA Minnitt

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bluearrowApcom 72 (1972)

bluearrowApcom 87 Mining (1987)

bluearrowApcom 87 Metallurgy (1987)

bluearrowApcom 87 Geostatistics (1987)

bluearrowApcom 2003

bluearrowBase Metals 2005 - Kitwe

bluearrowBase Metals 2007 - Swakopmund

bluearrowBase Metals 2009 - Kasane

bluearrowBase Metals 2011 - Phalaborwa

bluearrowBase Metals 2013 - White River

bluearrowBase Metals 2015 - Copper Cobalt Africa - Livingstone

bluearrowCoal Preparation (2000)

bluearrowComposite Materials (1990)

bluearrowDanie Krige - Geostatistics (monograph, 1981)

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bluearrowDiamonds Source to Use 2010

bluearrowE-Procurement (2001)

bluearrowFroth Flotation (1989)

bluearrowFurnace Tapping (2014)

bluearrowGround Support 2008

bluearrowHard Rock Safety 2009

bluearrowHeavy Minerals Conference 2007

bluearrowHeavy Minerals Conference 2009

bluearrowHuman Productivity (1993)

bluearrowHydrometallurgy 2009

bluearrowInfacon (1974-2010)

bluearrowJohannesburg Branch Presentations

bluearrowManagement techniques (1988)

bluearrowMine Closure (2003)

bluearrowMintek 75 (2009)

bluearrowNarrow Vein 2008

bluearrowPbZn2008: Lead-Zinc 2008

bluearrowPelletising 2008

bluearrowPreparation of EMPs for mines: facing the realities (1993)

bluearrowPlatinum 2004: First International Platinum Conference

bluearrowPlatinum 2006: Second International Platinum Conference

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bluearrowPlatinum 2012: Fifth International Platinum Conference

bluearrowPyro 2006: Southern African Pyrometallurgy 2006

bluearrowPyro 2011: Southern African Pyrometallurgy 2011

bluearrowPyrometallurgical Modelling (2014)

bluearrowResource Nationalism

bluearrowSampling and Blending 2009

bluearrowShaft Sinking 2009

bluearrowShotcrete 2009

bluearrowSlags2004: Molten Slags and Fluxes 2004

bluearrowSulphur and Sulphuric Acid 2009

bluearrowSurface Mining 2008

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