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Amplats operates at reduced capacity

Since the announcement of a 21-day lockdown in South Africa, Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) has been in the process of ramping down its underground mining operations. Mines impacted by this ramp down are Amandelbult, the Modikwa and the...

Business as usual during lockdown

South Africa is officially on lockdown for the next 21 days. The Mining News and Inside Mining team is delighted to let our valued readers know that it will be business as usual during the 21-day lockdown. On Monday President Cyril Ramaphosa...

Rio’s Kennecott mine hit by earthquake

Rio Tinto’s Kennecott mine near Salt Lake City (SLC), Utah, was hit by a 5.7-magnitude earthquake close to the town of Magna. All employees have been safely accounted for and evacuated from the potential risk areas. At this limited damage to the...

Mining association expands audits

Compliance with legislation and regulations surrounding surface mining activities are critical to legal operations which requiring close attention of management at all times. As a result, smaller operations that do not have the resources or knowhow...