Mining Weekly

Mining Weekly is a weekly news magazine that provides in-depth coverage of global mining projects and the personalities reshaping the mining industry.

Mining Weekly was first published in 1995 by Creamer Media an independent media publishing company based in Johannesburg, South Africa. The company was founded by Martin Creamer in 1981. On 13 March 1981, the first edition of Creamer Media’s other weekly news magazine, Engineering News was published. (more…)

Mineral processing

In the field of extractive metallurgy, mineral processing, also known as mineral dressing or ore dressing, is the process of separating commercially valuable minerals from their ores.
Before the advent of heavy machinery the raw ore was broken up using hammers wielded by hand, a process called “spalling”. Before long, mechanical means were found to achieve this. For instance, stamp mills were used in Samarkand as early as 973. They were also in use in medieval Persia. (more…)

The United States nickel 2012

Domestic Production and Use: The United States did not have any active nickel mines in 2010. Limited amounts of byproduct nickel were recovered from copper and palladium-platinum ores mined in the Western United States. An inclined tunnel was being driven to access a sulfide orebody in Michigan, and four other projects were in varying stages of development in Minnesota. (more…)

Recruitment Mining Jobs for Iron Ore Candidates in Africa

The next major iron ore supplier is speculated to be Central and West Africa. Until recently, iron ore mining in Africa has seen South Africa at the forefront with Kumba Resources as the largest producer in the African iron ore mining industry. As traditional iron ore mining regions have not been adequately meeting Chinese demand, it has been posited that by 2015, China would import 50% of its iron ore from other Chinese mines as opposed to their usual reliance on Australia, Brazil and India. (more…)