Project Description

Sasol Mining Longwall Mining Feasibility Study
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Mindset completed a feasibility study for Sasol Mining on the possible implementation of longwall mining in two resource blocks in the Secunda area of Mpumalanga. The study focussed on first confirming the geological and geotechnical compatibility of the target areas for longwall mining.

Following confirmation of the suitability of the resource blocks for this mining method, Mindset investigated various longwall mining scenarios that Sasol Mining could implement. Mindset specifically looked at the most optimal length of the mining panels, the number of moves between panels, the expected tonnages Sasol Mining could anticipate, and subsequently, the projected life of the longwall mine.

Additionally, Mindset provided Sasol Mining with an extensive list of the mining equipment it would require to conduct the longwall mining, as well as the costs associated with purchasing that equipment.

Mindset also provided a recommendation on the staffing that the longwall would require, as longwall mining would need specialised staffed, trained specifically on the technology used for this mining method.

Project Details
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DATE COMPLETED
May 2020

CLIENT
Sasol Mining

PROJECT NAME
Longwall Mining Feasibility Study

SERVICE
Feasibility Study

Paardeplaats Project Independent Technical Report for Universal Coal
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Mindset prepared an independent technical report on behalf of Universal Coal on its Paardeplaats Project. Universal Coal stated its aim to mine the Paardeplaats Project as a life extension to its Glisa Mine.

Mindset reviewed the Project’s geology to confirm the current resource and reserve statements by using guidelines of the SAMREC Code.

The report was to be used as an Admission Document for submission to Eskom.

Project Details
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DATE COMPLETED
March 2019

CLIENT
Universal Coal

PROJECT NAME
Paardeplaats Project

SERVICE
Independent Technical Report

Decline Design Feasibility Study on the Goedehoop North Brown 2 Seam Project
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Mindset formed part of a team of consulting engineers to provide a feasibility study for Anglo American on its Goedehoop North Brown 2 Seam Project.

Mindset’s brief included providing final designs and layouts for the decline shaft and associate mining infrastructure as well as the developing the initial coal mining layout and sequence for the development of the upcast and downcast ventilation shafts. Mindset was also responsible for developing the installation of the trunk conveyor belt.

Mindset successfully delivered the feasibility study in April 2019.

Project Details
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DATE COMPLETED
April 2019

CLIENT
Anglo American

PROJECT NAME
Goedehoop North Brown 2 Seam Project

SERVICE
Feasibility Study

Mine Evaluation on the Midwinter Mine in Zimbabwe
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Mindset assisted the Zudomanzi Group with a high-level evaluation of the current status and prospect potential of the historical Zimbabwean gold mine, Midwinter Mine and its surrounding area.

Mindset’s scope of work included evaluating the existing infrastructure, geological prospect, and economic potential to determine the potential of continuing mining in the area. Mindset identified risks through a risk compliance rating matrix to provide the Zudomanzi Group with a comparative benchmark risk analysis.

Mindset provided multiple recommendations to assist Zudomanzi Group in its decision-making regarding the prospects of mining in the area.

Project Details
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DATE COMPLETED
June 2018

CLIENT
Zudomanzi Group

PROJECT NAME
Midwinter Mine

SERVICE
Mine Evaluation

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