greenside
Pre-feasibility Study for the Greenside Colliery
Block 3A North Access
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Thungela Resources appointed Mindset to conduct a pre-feasibility study on the options for accessing the 3A North Area of Greenside Colliery.
Thungela is contemplating mining the 3A North Area of the Greenside Colliery. Subsequently, an options analysis was necessary to identify one approach for extracting the coal from the identified area that can be investigated in detail during a feasibility study.

Project Details
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DATE COMPLETED
May 2022

CLIENT
Thungela Resources

PROJECT NAME
Greenside Colliery - 3A North Block

SERVICE
Pre-feasibility Study

maloma
Explosives Audit for Maloma Colliery
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Mindset and Explosives Management Services, conducted an explosives audit for Maloma Colliery in Eswatini.

Our experts conducted a site visit and prepared a very detailed audit. The audit was presented to the Colliery's management.

Project Details
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DATE COMPLETED
May 2022

CLIENT
Semane Engineering Solutions on behalf of Maloma Colliery

PROJECT NAME
Maloma Colliery

SERVICE
Audit

elders
Elders Project Feasibility Study Gap Analysis
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Mindset conducted a gap analysis on the feasibility study prepared for the Elders Colliery project.
The gap analysis included validating the geological information, rock engineering (focusing on the support arrangements), the ventilation planning and the mine plan and layout.
Further, Mindset reviewed the mine production rates and the life of mine planned production schedule. Mindset confirmed the coal processing requirements, the environmental and legislative factors being considered as well as the planned mining and surface infrastructure. Mindset also reviewed the proposed mining equipment and took part in risk identification and mitigation.

Project Details
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DATE COMPLETED
May 2022

CLIENT
Thungela Resources

PROJECT NAME
Elders Colliery

SERVICE
Gap Analysis

mbila
Mbila Colliery Mining Works Programme Amendment
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Mindset prepared a Section 102 mining works programme for Mbila Colliery.
Mbila Resources applied for the amended mining right to establish an underground coal mining operation in the Nongoma district of KwaZulu-Natal.
The amendment has been lodged with the Department of Minerals Resources and Energy.

Project Details
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DATE COMPLETED
April 2022

CLIENT
Mbila Resources

PROJECT NAME
Mbila Colliery

SERVICE
Mining Works Programme

zibulo
Zibulo Colliery Development through a Graben
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Thungela Resources (previously Anglo Coal) appointed Mindset to assist in planning a way through a graben structure impacting approximately 200 meters of development at its Zibulo Colliery.
The graben is a substantial geological structure that consists of a series of sub-parallel faults with varying throws that effectively splits Zibulo Colliery into a northern and a southern area. Challenging geological conditions were encountered in the southern area and presumed to reoccur in the north.
Mindset's design catered for two roadways through the graben structure, cutting slowly and precisely with a road header.
Mindset's investigation included a rock engineering study to determine the roof support requirements and a ventilation study.

Project Details
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DATE COMPLETED
January 2022

CLIENT
Thungela Resources

PROJECT NAME
Zibulo Colliery Northern Access Project

SERVICE
Feasibility Study

ingwenya
Evaluation on Processing Plants
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Ingwenya Mineral Processing requested Mindset to evaluate three processing plants.
The evaluation included reviewing information available and conducting a site visit for a physical inspection of the plants.
The evaluation culminated in determining the asset's value when compared to the cost associated with a new facility, fully designed, supplied as constructed, commissioned, and termed ‘market value’ based on current values.
The evaluation was completed in September 2021.

Project Details
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DATE COMPLETED
September 2021

CLIENT
Ingwenya Mineral Processing

PROJECT NAME
Processing Plants Evaluation

SERVICE
Evaluation

universal_coal_1
Section 102 Mining Works Programme for the North Block Complex
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Mindset completed a mining works programme for a Section 102 application on behalf of Universal Coal for its North Block Complex. The mining works programme was completed according to the Department of Mineral Resource and Energy guidelines.
The North Block Complex is the name given to a consolidation of three separate mining areas close to Belfast in Mpumalanga.

Project Details
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DATE COMPLETED
September 2020

CLIENT
Universal Coal

PROJECT NAME
North Block Complex

SERVICE
Mining Works Programme

sasol
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

goedehoop
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

paardeplaats
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

midwinter
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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