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High tech seen spurring on SA’s mine modernisation push

The timeous implementation of the latest technology, particularly virtual reality (VR) technology, was key to the development of South Africa’s modernisation drive, said University of Pretoria mining engineering department head Ronny Webber-Youngman at the twenty-third international symposium on mine planning and equipment selection.

Gold Fields to build 3D model of huge South Deep mine

A three-dimensional (3D) visualisation model of the large South Deep gold mine is poised to be the high point of a series of modernisation steps taken by the Gold Fields operation, which last week helped the share price of the Johannesburg- and New York-listed gold mining company to take its highest single leap in 16 years.