Investor and philanthropist George Soros has described it as 'one of the few bright spots on the gloomy global economic horizon'. China's latest GDP...
The Great Dyke in the southern Zimbabwe Craton is one of the most remarkable rock formations in the world. A "craton" is a term geologists use to describe Earth's oldest continental regions.
S ub-Saharan Africa is huge. Its area is larger than that of China, the United States and India combined or five times that of the 28 countries of the European Union. Its population, at over 930 million, is also getting on for twice as much as that of the European Union.
Mining was Zimbabwe's leading industry in 2002, contributing 27% of export trade. The chief minerals were coal, gold, copper, nickel, tin, and clay, and Zimbabwe was a world leader in the production of lithium minerals, chrysotile asbestos, and ferrochromium, with more than half of the world's known chromium reserves.
Falling prices: the good, the better, and the best. It's hard to believe. It goes against what we often hear. Whether chatting with friends around the braai or debating with family at the dinner table, almost everyone has a story to tell about their own experiences with rising prices.
Amid turmoil on commodity markets and a relentless drive by mining companies to increase efficiencies, heap leaching has emerged as a breakthrough technology experiencing stunning growth over the past decade
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Mining: Mining, process of extracting useful minerals from the surface of the Earth, including the seas. A mineral, with a few exceptions, is an inorganic substance occurring in nature that has a definite chemical composition and distinctive physical properties or molecular structure.
Coal mining is the process of extracting coal from the ground. Coal is valued for its energy content, and, since the 1880s, has been widely used to generate electricity. Steel and cement industries use coal as a fuel for extraction of iron from iron ore and for cement production.
Mining - Underground mining: When any ore body lies a considerable distance below the surface, the amount of waste that has to be removed in order to uncover the ore through surface mining becomes prohibitive, and underground techniques must be considered.
Botswana is a landlocked country in southern Africa, located just north of South Africa. Botswana has a total area of 602,957 square kilometers (232,802 square miles), making it about the same size as the state of Texas.
The "miner's consumption" appeared at a frightfully high percentage of the miner population. In figures provided by Lanza, the doctor noted that of the 1,215 deaths in the general population of Jasper County in 1911, 180 of them were from tuberculosis.
Chapter 11 - The Socio-Economic Impacts of Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining in Developing Countries 2 • the case of gold mining. Less commonly, women Enhancement of other skills, including
General People living next to Johannesburg tailings dumps suffer from respiratory ailments‚ NGO study finds Communities living in the shadows of Johannesburg's infamous mine dumps are at greater risk of respiratory illnesses than those residing in the city's leafy northern suburbs‚ a new study by the Bench Marks Foundation has found.
1.0 INTRODUCTION. 1.1 BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON NIGERIA The Federal Republic of Nigeria is a tropical country on the West African Coast along the Gulf of Guinea, with the Republic of Benin to the West, Niger to the North, Chad to the North-East and Cameroon to the East and South-East.
Costs and challenges for mining the Arctic, meanwhile, on their way up.
Three facts about the ICT sector. It might be surprising to learn that the ICT sector is larger than the agriculture industry. This is one of the findings from Stats SA's latest Information and communication technology satellite account for South Africa report.
Mining is the extraction of valuable minerals or other geological materials from the earth, usually from an orebody, lode, vein, seam, reef or placer deposit.These deposits form a mineralized package that is of economic interest to the miner.
FOR MEDIA USE DIAMOND PRODUCING COUNTRIES IN AFRICA FACT SHEET Angola Angola at a glance Angola is situated on southern Africa's Atlantic coast, bordering Namibia, the Democratic