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Science council heavily involved in mining research and development

Although the new Mining Precinct (or Mining Hub) initiative has rightly attracted a lot of interest, the mining research and development (R&D) activities of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) – a key participant in the Mining Precinct – are not confined to that initiative.

CSIR involved in Mining Research and development

“Across the CSIR, we actually have four units – [major divisions] – that are directly involved in mining R&D,” points out CSIR Natural Resources and the Environment Unit mining and mineral resources competence area manager Navin Singh.

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Cyanide detoxification at Tanzanian

Cyanide detoxification at Tanzanian mines a high priority

The gold mining industry in Tanzania is facing highly-sensitive environmental challenges related to the storage of treated gold plant residues in tailings ponds, mixer and peristaltic pumps manufacturer Afromix MD Eugene Els tells Mining Weekly.

Afromix has been active in Tanzania for the past six years and was called on, four years ago, by various gold mining companies to supply high-flow gas dispersion agitators in their cyanide destruction plants in Tanzania, explains Els.

TECHNOLOGY DEMAND Afromix was called on by various gold mining companies in Tanzania to supply high-flow gas dispersion agitators in their cyanide destruction plants

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