Engineering & Mining Journal

MAR 2019

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MARCH 2019 • E&MJ 1 www.e-mj.com MARCH 2019 • VOL 220 • NUMBER 3 FEATURES Investment Mood is Much More Upbeat a Year After Regime Change A large crowd gathered at the Cape Town International Convention Center to hear the new South African President Ramaphosa address the mining business....................................................................................... 22 Level 1 Automation Gains Ground Onboard and centralized sensor-and-computer systems are said to be saving lives, simplifying jobs and preventing costly disruptions ................... 26 Running With Renewables Renewable energy is economically and environmentally attractive but variable by nature. Mining's need for power is expensive, continuous and rising. Improved energy efficiency can narrow the gap between RE supply and production demand................................................................. 32 Russian Metal Miners Breathe Sighs of Relief Now that they are free from sanctions, Russian miners are eyeing an increase in metal ore production to expand export operations ....................... 38 Suppliers Debut New Products at bauma Finding mining-related solutions at the world's largest trade show can be complicated. Let E&MJ show you the way. .......................................... 42 LEADING DEVELOPMENTS Barrick Signs Nevada JV With Newmont ............................................................4 Brazil's Mining Agency Bans Dams Built With Upstream Method ......................5 Ivanhoe Planning 3 Mines at Kakula-Kamoa Property .......................................6 3 Junior Explorers Team Up With Producers .......................................................6 Limited Production Resumes at Cobre Las Cruses in Spain ........................... 20 AROUND THE WORLD U.S. & Canada: Centerra Gold Receives 3-year Water Approvals at Mount Milligan ..................................................................................................8 Latin America: Leagold Planning Major Expansion at Los Filos ..................... 12 Australia/Oceania: NAIF Backs Australia's First Fertilizer Project .................. 13 Africa: Thor Nearing Construction Start at Segilola in Nigeria ....................... 14 Asia: Polymetal Adds 2 nd POX Line at Amursk ................................................. 15 Exploration Roundup: Roxgold Acquiring Newcrest's Côte d'Ivoire Exploration ....16 As it does each month, E&MJ offers several ideas on how to improve safety and effi ciency at mining operations. On the cover, a hydraulic excavator loads ore into a haul truck at the Verhne Mencheke mine in the Republic of Sakha, Russia. DEPARTMENTS Calendar ...................................................... 20 Classifi ed Advertisements ............................ 62 Equipment Gallery ........................................ 60 From the Editor................................................2 Markets ........................................................ 64 Operating Strategies .................................... 54 People .......................................................... 10 Processing Solutions .................................... 58 Suppliers Report........................................... 56 This Month in Coal ....................................... 18 2019 Indaba Report....22 Machine Awareness....26 Energy Effi ciency....32

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