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A progress report on ultra-high-pressure waterjet cutting underground

This technique of hard-rock cutting is relatively new, following the .... waterjet cutting set-up envisaged for a typical South African gold or platinum mine situation.

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A hard rock narrow reef mining machine—ARM 1100 - SAIMM

made to mechanize the South African hard rock mining industry. ... gold and platinum mines in South Africa have very narrow .... of the machine underground.

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Occupational health hazards in mining: an overview

stroke has been a significant problem in the South African deep underground gold mines and heat exhaustion remains a contemporary problem in ..... exposure, hard rock mining and cigarette smoking—1950 through September 1967. Health...

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MiningWeekly | Features Library | Deep Level Mining

Mali gold mine to use SA cooling solution ... By: Simon Sonnekus 1st April 2016 More South African mining companies are shifting from using .... extraction in the South African mining industry leads to new challenges in hard-rock underground...

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Mining for Gold - AZoMining

Nov 4, 2015 ... In this method, the process is similar to hard rock mining; however, gold is ... It is also an open pit mine, but will be phased out by 2017 to an underground ... New gold mining technology to boost South African miners efficiency.

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Benchmark drill and blast and mechanical excavation advance rates ...

Faster development rates in underground mines would generate value by ... For hard-rock, metalliferous underground mining, drill ...... and early 1980s, there were a number of attempts to use TBMs in deep level gold. mines in South Africa.

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Mitigating the risk of rockbursts in the deep hard rock mines

Mitigating the risk of rockbursts in the deep hard rock mines of South Africa: ... Figure 1. Tunnel in a deep South African gold mine damaged by an ML=3.6 tremor ... Witwatersrand; (b) the effect of the tremors upon underground workings and on...

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Let's Tour A South African Gold Mine... - The Daily Reckoning

Oct 25, 2012 ... The life of a miner in South Africa's gold fields isn't easy. ... I was over 1,000 feet underground at the Modder East gold mine, near Johannesburg, South Africa. ... Do you want to see real, deep, hard-rock, gold-chasing mining?

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Hard rock cutting and the development of a continuous mining ...

The hard rock gold and platinum mines in South Africa have seen little development ... underground coal mining industry, coal cutting has been proven to be the...

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Handbook on Hard-rock Strata Control - A.J.S.Spearing 1995 - Scribd

Handbook on Hard-rock Strata Control - A.J.S.Spearing 1995 - Free download as PDF ... M6 Assay and Analytical Practice in the South African Mining Industry (1986) W.C. Lenahan and ... SP1 Proceedings, Underground Transport Symposium ... S8 GOLD 100: Proceedings or the International Conference on Gold (1986).

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South Africa's "gold slaves" - Equal Times

Dec 2, 2014 ... Earlier this year, the South African government's Council for Geosciences ... These miners dig, polish, scrap and crush hard rock laced with gold ore on ... They sleep underground on flat rocks until the start of their next shift.

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Hard Rock Mines & Mineral Properties | PropertyMine

Browse through current listings of hard rock mines & mineral properties for sale, lease, ... California Gold Silver & Platinum Mine .... 80 acres patented, [email protected] 0.177 underground inferred reserve, have all data .... Gold, South Africa, Deposit...

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Lecture 4: Underground Mining - SlideShare

Nov 2, 2011 ... Choice of mining method Underground Mining Methods Soft rock Mining ... Sink and Float) method Hard rock Mining Methods Stoping 1) Room and ..... reef, the bed of quartz pebbles exploited by gold mines in South Africa).

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Underground mining (hard rock)

Underground hard rock mining refers to various underground mining techniques used to excavate hard minerals, mainly those containing metals such as ore containing gold, ..... The deepest mines in th...

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South Africa Archives - Australian Mining

Major South African gold mining companies will appeal the court decision allowing workers in ... are believed to be trapped underground following a rockfall at a South African gold mine. ... Mintails-suspends-hard-rock-operations-649558-l.jpg.

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South African Gold Reef Geology

... Farm near Johannesburg. Cutaway of the multi-layered gold bearing reefs of the Witwatersrand (Credit: courtesy The Chamber of Mines of South Africa)...

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How technology is going to impact on deep level mining in South ...

Oct 18, 2015 ... Johannesburg: Our deep level gold and platinum mines are in trouble. ... Even in South Africa, almost all underground coal mining is now mechanised. ... The ore itself is also hard and abrasive, so rock cutting is not economic...

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Top 10 biggest gold mines - Mining Technology

Sep 30, 2013 ... South Deep gold mine located 45km south-west of Johannesburg in the Witwatersrand Basin, South Africa, is the second largest gold mine in the world. ... The underground gold mine is operated through two shaft systems, known as the ... gold resources identified in the low-grade hard rock ores below the...

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