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Copper mining in Zambia - history and future 1033 323 0 14 1370
Basic parameters in the operation and design of submerged arc furnaces, with particular reference to production of high-silicon alloys 533 58 0 12 603
Optimization of the load-and-haul operation at an opencast colliery 495 70 0 1 566
Trends in productivity in the South African gold mining industry 386 118 0 6 510
Mine planning and design for mining engineering learners at Wits University 410 67 0 6 483
Diamond exploration and mining in southern Africa: Some thoughts on past, current and possible future trends 446 27 0 0 473
Mining and metallurgical wastes: a review of recycling and re-use practices 369 65 0 15 449
A systemic study of mining accident causality: an analysis of 91 mining accidents from a platinum mine in South Africa 377 50 0 3 430
Narrow-reef mechanized mining layout at Anglo American Platinum 353 66 0 3 422
A model to calculate blasting costs using hole diameter, uniaxial compressive strength, and joint set orientation 384 25 0 8 417
Effect of discontinuity roughness and orientation on the parameters of the rock failure criterion under triaxial compressive stress 398 6 0 1 405
Effects of mining operations on air and water quality in Mufulira district of Zambia: A case study of Kankoyo Township 366 27 0 1 394
The art and science of dense medium selection 347 42 0 3 392
Optimization of the cycle time to increase productivity at Ruashi Mining 336 45 0 9 390
A review of lashing methods used in shaft sinking 333 35 0 14 382
A review of carbon-based refractory materials and their applications 319 58 0 5 382
The state of mine closure in South Africa - what the numbers say 279 74 0 8 361
Tough choices facing the South African mining industry 317 34 0 1 352
The manganese ferroalloys industry in southern Africa 319 24 0 4 347
Gold CIP and CIL process optimization in a capital constraint environment 319 23 0 2 344
Monitoring ore loss and dilution for mine-to-mill integration in deep gold mines: A survey-based investigation 278 38 0 10 326
Parametric estimation of capital costs for establishing a coal mine: South Africa case study 299 19 0 2 320
Process optimization of a chrome ore gravity concentration plant for sustainable development 248 64 0 7 319
Best practice sampling methods, assay techniques, and quality control with reference to the platinum group elements (PGEs) 283 33 0 2 318
Design of a lined platinum tailings storage facility in South Africa 268 48 0 1 317
Owner versus contract miner - A South African update 37 270 0 9 316
A review of rock cutting for underground mining: past, present, and future 278 26 0 7 311
The mine planning process for an open-pit diamond mining operation - a case study on Letseng diamond mine in Lesotho 236 49 0 14 299
Production of metallurgical-grade silicon from Egyptian quartz 262 34 0 2 298
Prediction of rock fragmentation using the Kuznetsov-Cunningham-Ouchterlony model 227 59 0 1 287
South Africa's options for mine-impacted water re-use: A review 262 18 0 2 282
Strategic long term planning in mining 252 22 0 1 275
A critical evaluation of the water reticulation system at Vlaklaagte Shaft, Goedehoop Colliery 226 40 0 8 274
Sulphating roasting of copper-cobalt concentrates 254 16 0 2 272
A systems approach to mining safety: an application of the Swiss Cheese Model 214 38 0 7 259
Copper solvent extraction: Status, operating practices, and challenges in the African Copperbelt 153 102 0 1 256
Correlation between P-wave velocity and some mechanical properties for sedimentary rocks 234 20 0 1 255
Informal settlements and mine development: Reflections from South Africa's periphery 226 19 0 6 251
Optimization in underground mine planning - developments and opportunities 217 32 0 1 250
The status of artisanal and small-scale mining sector in South Africa: tracking progress 196 44 0 10 250
Characterizing a mining production system for decision-making purposes in a platinum mine 221 28 0 1 250
Silicomanganese production at Transalloys in the twenty-tens 208 37 0 4 249
Sampling in the South African minerals industry 208 38 0 1 247
Extraction of rare earths from iron-rich rare earth deposits 205 35 0 2 242
Estimating cost of equity in project discount rates: comparison of the Capital Asset Pricing Model and Gordon's Wealth Growth Model 185 50 0 1 236
An overview of sampling best practice in African mining 197 35 0 3 235
Improvement in the overall efficiency of mining equipment: A case study 111 117 0 4 232
LHD optimization at an underground chromite mine 197 32 0 2 231
Tiger's eye in the Northern Cape Province, South Africa - grading, distribution, small-scale mining, and beneficiation potential 190 38 0 1 229
Review of support systems used in poor ground conditions in platinum room and pillar mining: A Zimbabwean case study 179 39 0 5 223
Comparison between artisanal and small-scale mining in Ghana and South Africa: lessons learnt and ways forward 201 19 0 1 221
Bench mining utilizing manual labour and mechanized equipment - a proposed mining method for artisanal small-scale mining in Central Africa 193 22 0 5 220
Mapping hydrothermal minerals using remotely sensed reflectance spectroscopy data from Landsat 177 41 0 1 219
Climate change: the impact on the mining sector 202 13 0 0 215
A spatial mine-to-plan compliance approach to improve alignment of short-and long-term mine planning at open pit mines 165 33 0 16 214
In situ mining through leaching: Experimental methodology for evaluating its implementation and economic considerations 190 20 0 3 213
The tap-hole - key to furnace performance 185 25 0 1 211
Pyrite roasting, an alternative to sulphur burning 49 160 0 1 210
The accuracy of calcium-carbonate-based saturation indices in predicting the corrosivity of hot brackish water towards mild steel 187 20 0 2 209
Nationalizing South African mines: an economic assessment 185 22 0 1 208
3D geological modelling and resource estimation for a gold deposit in Mali 163 43 0 1 207
When is a workplace safe or unsafe?: the safety criterion in terms of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the Mine Health and Safety Act 156 48 0 0 204
Checks and measures of performance for kriging estimates 161 40 0 2 203
The grate-kiln induration machine - history, advantages, and drawbacks, and outline for the future 195 7 0 0 202
Jwaneng - the untold story of the discovery of the world's richest diamond mine 164 21 0 17 202
MSAHP: An approach to mining method selection 169 27 0 5 201
Slag carry-over and the production of clean steel 173 22 0 5 200
Operation and performance of the Sishen jig plant 176 17 0 4 197
Financing diamond projects 175 20 0 1 196
Virgin rock temperatures and geothermal gradients in the Bushveld Complex 161 26 0 5 192
The Importance of ESG for Mineral Reporting 156 33 0 0 189
A practical approach to plant-scale flotation optimization 160 26 0 1 187
Optimization of shovel-truck system for surface mining 79 69 0 37 185
Decomposition of hydrogen peroxide in alkaline cyanide solutions 133 49 0 3 185
Empirical correlation of mineral commodity prices with exchange-traded mining stock prices 146 34 0 4 184
Estimating the physical properties of slags 82 99 0 1 182
Installation of resin-grouted rockbolts in hard rock mining: challenges and solutions for improved safety 158 21 0 2 181
Changing nickel and chromium stainless steel markets - a review 156 25 0 0 181
Post-mining land use opportunities in developing countries - a review 149 28 0 3 180
Liquid-liquid extraction and separation of copper(II) and nickel(II) using LIX®984N 160 16 0 2 178
Identification of key performance areas in the southern African surface mining delivery environment 72 103 0 1 176
Ivanhoe Mines' giant Kamoa copper discovery in the DRC - a metallurgical perspective 159 14 0 3 176
Sulphuric acid plant optimization and troubleshooting 157 18 0 0 175
Maximizing the recovery of fine iron ore using magnetic separation 152 18 0 4 174
Mineral resource classification: a comparison of new and existing techniques 141 27 0 4 172
Practical steps to Global Industry Standard on Tailings Management (GISTM) compliance for operational tailings storage facilities in South Africa 96 76 0 0 172
Design and fabrication of a chemical vapour deposition system with special reference to ZrC layer growth characteristics 137 33 0 1 171
The globalization of the South African mining industry 161 8 0 1 170
Performance optimization of an industrial ball mill for chromite processing 146 21 0 1 168
The physical ability of women in mining: Can they show muscle? 152 14 0 1 167
Kimberlite-country rock contact delineation at Finsch Diamond Mine 158 9 0 0 167
Post-pit optimization strategic alignment 144 15 0 6 165
Impact of the South African mineral resource royalty on cut-off grades for narrow, tabular Witwatersrand gold deposits 80 79 0 6 165
The effect of particle sizes and solids concentration on the rheology of silica sand based suspensions 62 99 0 3 164
The Southern African Institute Of Mining And Metallurgy - Annual report for the year ended 30 June 2019 137 25 0 0 162
Metal accounting and corporate governance 116 38 0 2 156
An exploration of women's workplace experiences in the South African mining industry 119 33 0 3 155
The South African mining royalty regime: Considerations for modifying the system to balance its competing objectives 128 24 0 3 155
Evaluation of processing options for the treatment of zinc sulphide concentrates at Skorpion Zinc 139 11 0 4 154
Environmental management frameworks: balancing environmental and developmental imperatives in sensitive areas 130 22 0 2 154
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