Adoption of new, green technologies are the key to solving metals supply crunch
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Adoption of new, green technologies are the key to solving metals supply crunch

The global trajectory towards a low-carbon future has raised opportunities for the mining sector, but the commodity pipeline – especially for battery minerals – needs to be expanded if future demand is to be met. While efficiencies will be crucial to maximise production in the meantime, more investment and exploration is a must. There are…

BME blasts its way to SA record
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BME blasts its way to SA record

The blast was conducted by BME, an Omnia Group company, at the end of 2020 at a manganese mine in South Africa’s Northern Cape province. Using its well-proven AXXIS electronic initiation system, BME was able to plan and execute a blast of 4,647 detonators. Just a few months earlier, the company had broken a previous record at the same mine by initiating 3,780 detonators in a single blast.