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Richards Bay Minerals dune mining, South Africa EJAtlas

Apr 08, 2014· Richards Bay Minerals dune mining, South Africa Description: Mining of ilmenite, rutile and zircon from deposits in forested coastal sand dunes has been taking place since the mid 1970s, by Richards Bay Minerals (RBM), a subsidiary of Rio Tinto.

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Dune Mining and the Nhlabane Estuary, South Africa: the

The Nhlabane Estuary, located on the north-east coast of South Africa, is situated in a titanium dune mining lease area. During 1993, a mining dredger and concentrator crossed the middle reaches of the estuary. For this purpose, two berm walls were constructed across the estuary. Two impacts stemmed from the crossing.

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South Africa: Restoration of Coastal Dune Forests

South Africa: Restoration of Coastal Dune Forests Following Opencast Mining in Northern KwaZulu-Natal Province The spreading of topsoil on reshaped dunes; Credit: van Aarde et al. 1998 A 14-year-old rehabilitating stand with well-developed canopy dominated by Acacia karroo (sweet thorn) and emerging secondary species; Credit: van Aarde et al. 1998

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Skulduggery and dune mining Environment News South Africa

Skulduggery and dune mining (From Noseweek) by Erika Schutze. Residents in the Xolobeni district in Pondoland find themselves the victims of the manipulative tactics of an Australian mining company on the hunt for titanium deposits, the tunnel vision of the Department of Minerals and Energy, as well as a couple of scheming ANC bigwigs (ex of the Department of Trade and Industry) intent on

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Macassar Dunes Conservation Area Wikipedia

Macassar Dunes Conservation Area is a 1,116-hectare (2,760-acre) coastal nature reserve in Cape Town, South Africa. Macassar Dunes Conservation Area; Macassar Dunes viewed from the air, sand-mining and the rapid spread of informal settlements which is threatening to engulf the nature reserve. Shacks built on the dunes destroy the vegetation

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South Africa dune mining whips up sandstorm

Jul 09, 2012· South Africa dune mining whips up sandstorm. Errol Barnett, CNN Published 10:20 AM EDT, Mon July 9, 2012 Story highlights. South Africa's sand dunes have been supporting a

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Judges halt sand dune mining IOL

Aug 23, 2010· The Westridge dune abuts on to a major road, and an informal settlement was built there. Two judges ruled on Friday that mining operations could not continue until black empowerment mining

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AmaBhungane: West Coast dune mining is the tide tur...

Jul 18, 2016· Tormin is owned by Australian-listed Mineral Sand Resources (MSR), whose South African subsidiary is also locked in a battle over proposed dune mining with

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Xolobeni mine Wikipedia

The Xolobeni mine is a proposed titanium mine located in the Wild Coast region of the Eastern Cape of South Africa.The proposed mine has reserves amounting to 348.7 million tonnes of ore grading 5% titanium.The mine project is backed by the ANC government headed by Gwede Mantashe whom are set to make millions in kickbacks, and Transworld, initially a wholly owned subsidiary of the Australian

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Skulduggery and dune mining Environment News South Africa

Skulduggery and dune mining (From Noseweek) by Erika Schutze. Residents in the Xolobeni district in Pondoland find themselves the victims of the manipulative tactics of an Australian mining company on the hunt for titanium deposits, the tunnel vision of the Department of Minerals and Energy, as well as a couple of scheming ANC bigwigs (ex of the Department of Trade and Industry) intent on

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Dune Mining and the Nhlabane Estuary, South Africa: the

The Nhlabane Estuary, located on the north-east coast of South Africa, is situated in a titanium dune mining lease area. During 1993, a mining dredger and concentrator crossed the middle reaches of the estuary. For this purpose, two berm walls were constructed across the estuary. Two impacts stemmed from the crossing.

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South Africa: Restoration of Coastal Dune Forests

South Africa: Restoration of Coastal Dune Forests Following Opencast Mining in Northern KwaZulu-Natal Province The spreading of topsoil on reshaped dunes; Credit: van Aarde et al. 1998 A 14-year-old rehabilitating stand with well-developed canopy dominated by Acacia karroo (sweet thorn) and emerging secondary species; Credit: van Aarde et al. 1998

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Macassar Dunes Conservation Area Wikipedia

Macassar Dunes Conservation Area is a 1,116-hectare (2,760-acre) coastal nature reserve in Cape Town, South Africa. Macassar Dunes Conservation Area; Macassar Dunes viewed from the air, sand-mining and the rapid spread of informal settlements which is threatening to engulf the nature reserve. Shacks built on the dunes destroy the vegetation

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dune forest in South Africa JSTOR

The study was conducted on coastal sand dunes within two areas of mining concessions that occupy narrow coastal strips to the north of Richards Bay (28?48'S 32?05'E), KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. The principal study area (28?38-43'S 32?10-17'E) (Fig. 1) was situated primarily in the Tisand mineral concession where mining commenced in 1977. This

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Judges halt sand dune mining IOL

Aug 23, 2010· The Westridge dune abuts on to a major road, and an informal settlement was built there. Two judges ruled on Friday that mining operations could not continue until black empowerment mining

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South Africa Dune Mining Whips Up Sandstorm Coastal Care

On the pristine coastline of Zululand, the mining of about 3000 hectares of mineral sands to extract metals such as zircon, ilmenite and rutile is expected to begin in 2014 Read Full Article, South Africa dune mining whips up sandstorm, CNN (07-09-2012) Town Fights Back Over Dune Mining, Business Report (Uploaded 07-15-2013)

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Xolobeni mine Wikipedia

The Xolobeni mine is a proposed titanium mine located in the Wild Coast region of the Eastern Cape of South Africa.The proposed mine has reserves amounting to 348.7 million tonnes of ore grading 5% titanium.The mine project is backed by the ANC government headed by Gwede Mantashe whom are set to make millions in kickbacks, and Transworld, initially a wholly owned subsidiary of the Australian

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Call for probe into Macassar dune mining IOL

Oct 17, 2008· Call for probe into Macassar dune mining. Oct 17, 2008. South Africa's national fish, as well as harders, bloodworm used for bait and other marine creatures and is posing a

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south africa dune mining whips up sandstorm

The environmental loss of illegal sand mining in South Africa. South Africa Dune Mining Whips Up Sandstorm, CNN (07-09-2012) For centuries, the massive sand dunes overlooking the warm waters off the South African east coast have created a majestic scenery, acting as a natural wall between the sea and the land environment.

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Letters: Mines and dunes New Scientist

a number of journalists in South Africa in January 1993, referred entirely to the dunes close to Richards Bay, which I was visiting with colleagues from the University of Pretoria.

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AmaBhungane: West Coast dune mining is the tide tur...

Jul 18, 2016· Tormin is owned by Australian-listed Mineral Sand Resources (MSR), whose South African subsidiary is also locked in a battle over proposed dune mining with

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A Review of the Concepts and Application of Rehabilitation

Dec 01, 1999· Australia’s experience in dune and other mining rehabilitation led to the establishment of the Australian Centre for Minesite Rehabilitation Research in order to meet the needs of industry, governments and the community for sustainable systems for land affected by mining .In Africa dune mining for the last twenty years at Richards Bay in KwaZulu–Natal has resulted in many studies being

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The coastal village, the mining giant and the battle for

Jun 11, 2016· T he dunes appear endless. Behind them lie rolling grassy hills, banana trees, sweet potato fields and thatched huts. But the role mining plays in South Africa’s economy and politics is

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