ASSOCIATED SERVICES

HAULING OPERATIONS
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IMERYS (FRANCE) - RHINO MINERALS, LIMPOPO

Majority of the andalusite produced at Rhino is exported to Europe and Asia, Europe being the biggest consumer. Small quantities are also exported to the USA, Australia and Turkey. World demand for andalusite is in the region of approximately 250,000 tons per annum.

Trollope Mining Services has been carrying out the mining of andalusite and waste at the Rhino Andalusite Mine since 1996. Approximately 135 000 tons/mth of concentrate is hauled 12km and fed into the HMS plant

 

KANGRA COAL - SAVMORE COLLIERY

Trollope Mining Services currently rehabilitates approximately 120,000 bank cubic meters of material per month at the Savmore Colliery, Kangra Coal.

 

CRUSHING & SCREENING
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A RE SHOMANG – MOTSHAOTSHELE COLLIERY

Belfast

Crushing and screening of ROM for various clients - <35mm. Building of product stockpiles and loading on-highway trucks. 50,000t/mth and operation of weighbridge.

 

EXXARO COAL  -  GROOTEGELUK COLLIERY

Ellisras

Crushing and Screening of B1 and B2 Overburden to produce G5 and G6 material for various civil projects on the mine – 60,000t/mth.

 

NTSHOVELO MINING RESOURCES - VLAKVARKFONTEIN COLLIERY

[Mbuyelo Coal] Mpumalanga

Crushing of coal to ESKOM specifications > 40mm – 120 000 tons per month. Building and testing of product stockpiles.

 

MATERIALS HANDELING
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NORTHAM PLATINUM – ZONDEREINDE MINE

Limpopo

The mine has been operational since 1993, and includes underground mining of Merensky and UG2 reefs at an average depth of 1,750 metres and surface operations which include a Merensky and UG2 concentrator plant, a smelter and base metals removal plant.

Trollope Mining Services has been involved in materials handling around the concentrator plant and smelter. Work commenced in 1988. Materials handling around processing plant – clearing ROM, feeding various ROM bins, waste handling, hauling concentrate – various civils and crushing work. Total tonnage – 220 000 t/mth.

 

DRILLING & BLASTING
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TMS conducts Drilling & Blasting on various contracts where the client does not perform this function. This involves subcontracting blast hole drilling companies.

TMS purchases explosives & accessories from various suppliers (normally on a down the hole delivery basis) and qualified blasting teams design, charge up and put the shot off. Environmental Blast Monitoring is also performed.

REHABILITATION
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Ongoing rehabilitation is carried out on most of our operations as part of rollover strip mining. Final void rehabilitation including vegetation is performed on a negotiated basis if not included in our contractual scope