Nickel-cobalt (Ni-Co)

* Nickel-cobalt (Ni-Co) laterite deposits are supergene enrichments of Ni±Co that form from intense chemical and mechanical weathering of ultramafic parent rocks. These regolith deposits typically form within 26 degrees of the equator, although there are a few exceptions. * Three subtypes of Ni-Co laterite deposits are classified according to the dominant Ni-bearing mineralogy, which… Continue reading Nickel-cobalt (Ni-Co)

Nickle ore – Devil’s Copper

During the 15th century miners in Germany found a brown-red ore which they believed to contain copper.  They called it Kupfernickel or Devils' Copper because they couldn't recover copper from it.   Coins in the USA first used nickel alloyed with copper in 1857. The “nickel” was not made from pure nickel but in 1881, pure… Continue reading Nickle ore – Devil’s Copper

Taiwan – minerals

  Taiwan the largest economy and the most populous state that is not a member of the United Nations. Today, only 17 nations maintain official relations with Taiwan while most countries only maintain unofficial relations through representative offices. Taiwan has a dynamic export-driven economy which is the 7th largest in Asia. The country has relatively small… Continue reading Taiwan – minerals

SA exports-inports – In- en uitvoere

Suid-Afrika is nie 'n arm land nie - selfs die afgelope twee jaar bewys dit hoeveel uitgevoer word.   Dis beslis onseker of al hierdie uitvoerprodukte se rykdom wat verkry word uit veral minerale en ander produkte, nie afgewentel na die armes op grondvlak nie.     * The GDP From Mining in South Africa increased to… Continue reading SA exports-inports – In- en uitvoere

History, cultures and minerals of Afghanistan

The name of Afghanistan was given by the British – designed to divide the people of Khorasan and weaken them through promoting the idea that the land is Pashtun land & that its language should be Pashto. Afghanistan means the ‘Land of Afghans, Awghan, Pathans or Pashtoons also spelt as Pashtuns. These names are variants… Continue reading History, cultures and minerals of Afghanistan

‘Apartheid’ sanksies / sanctions (1987)

Die storms na die dood van wyle Dr Verwoerd het letterlik soos sterk winde oor Suid-Afrika gewaai.   Eintlik was daar al destyds hewige stofstorms aan die broei en dit het by Unie wording (onder Britse reëls) begin.   Liberaal verligte blankes het met mag en mening gekeer dat die reservate (sedert 1840) of tuislande (1961) hul… Continue reading ‘Apartheid’ sanksies / sanctions (1987)

Thokoana James Motlatsi of Lesotho 1987

His date and place of birth is 5 June  1951 at Morifi, Mohale’s Hoek, Lesotho.   It was stated in 2014 (mining weekly) that Motlatsi is the Executive chairperson of Teba Limited and non-executive chairperson of Shanduka, Platfields and Verimark.   An organisation, Teba was established before 1902 to support mines and the recruitment of mining personnel. … Continue reading Thokoana James Motlatsi of Lesotho 1987

“Diamond” rush in KwaHlathi Ladysmith

*An apparent “diamond rush” in KwaZulu-Natal has prompted the provincial government to dispatch experts to a site near Ladysmith where residents have over the weekend been extracting stones they believe are diamonds, using household equipment.     * Alles is in rep en roer, daar word gekap en gegrou, op soek na "diamante"  wat eerder… Continue reading “Diamond” rush in KwaHlathi Ladysmith

DRC – minerals

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has large reserves of cobalt, gold, gems, copper, timber, and uranium. However, the most valuable resource that the DRC possess is its large reserve of diamonds. Diamonds essentially serve as a pillar to the DRC's struggling economy. * The Town of Beni Beni lies within the North Kivu region… Continue reading DRC – minerals

Gold and diamonds -1886 – Griqualand West

Slaan maar ou kaarte na, dit wys presies van die ou gebiede uit.  Daar word steeds in media berigte verklaar hoe ons Boere (blankes) die mense se grond gesteel het, en dit word vandag steeds deur leiers soos Ramaphosa, Zuma, Mbeki, Malema en veel ander prontuit gepropageer.   Dit skep die indruk hoe aaklig ons is… Continue reading Gold and diamonds -1886 – Griqualand West

Vitamines and Minerals

Handhaaf 'n gesonde en gebalanseerde lewe en probeer sover moontlik gesonde groentes, vrugte en vleise in te neem en vul waar nodig aan.  Dis belangrik om met u apteker of dokter oor ekstra aanvullings te kommunikeer,  waar nodig.    Daar moet altyd opgelet word om ekstra vitamines aan te wend met die idee om gesondheid… Continue reading Vitamines and Minerals

Minerals – SA – Minerale

The Economic activity in South Africa has been focused on mining activities.  South Africa’s political, social and economic landscape has been dominated by mining industries.  The country’s stock exchange in Johannesburg was established in 1887, a decade after the first diamonds were discovered on the banks of the Orange River, and almost simultaneously with the… Continue reading Minerals – SA – Minerale

Australia – Minerals – REE

  World production in 2013 of rare earth oxides was 110,000 tonne, with main production from China of 100,000 tonne, USA at 4,000 tonne and Australia at 2,000 tonne, mainly from the Mount Weld deposit in Western Australia. World resources are dominated by deposits rich in the minerals bastnasite, and monazite., with the largest resources… Continue reading Australia – Minerals – REE

Russia in Africa – Summit October 2019

BRICS ....  Moet ons begin bekommerd raak of wees oor die Russiese "teenwoordigheid" of is dit minerale wat die Russe na SA en die res van Afrika trek?     Rusland is ook in Mosambiek betrokke by die noordelikste provinsie waar daar groot neerslae van gas is.   Te verstane as daar gekyk word hoe daar na… Continue reading Russia in Africa – Summit October 2019

DRC – Mining – illegal miners – Glencore

  Thousands of illegal miners operate in and around mines in southern Congo. At least 36 artisanal miners were killed on Thursday when part of a copper and cobalt mine owned by Glencore collapsed in southeast Congo, the provincial governor said.   The accident occurred in the KOV open-pit mine at the Kamoto Copper Company concession,… Continue reading DRC – Mining – illegal miners – Glencore

Richtersveld – Diamonds

There are various kinds of minerals in South Africa - we all know that and we all know that there were different WARS about this minerals and there are still today the same WARS, between the people and those "elites" that wanted everything for themselves.  Richtersveld area was also a land claim from the Khoi… Continue reading Richtersveld – Diamonds

China in Africa and South Africa

Hul onversadigde mag na beheer, kontrole en minerale - wat ook die vervaardiging van wapens insluit.   Heelwat tenders is al in Afrika geplaas en bekende swart leiers is gebruik om tenders te bekom vir die bou van infrastruktuur vir die Chinese. They want land and they want control.  China's hunger for natural resources has set… Continue reading China in Africa and South Africa

Diamonds/Diamante – Gold/Goud -MINERALS

Most of the big mining companies and businesses involved and operated in South Africa are all B-BBEE - some relevant to a foreign country.   The board members, chief executives, directors, share holders, those who deals with diamonds, gold or other minerals can not claim they are poor.      The South African mining industry is most… Continue reading Diamonds/Diamante – Gold/Goud -MINERALS

Ramaphosa and his Madiba magic

Die een wil swakker wees as die ander.   As dit nie swart bemagtiging is nie, is dit grondgrype.   Swart bemagtiging was deur "madiba" gesteun en wet is deur hom geteken - RASSISME, haat en DISKRIMINASIE.  Now Ramaphosa said he will pursue ‘Madiba magic’ style dialogue for a peaceful resolution to the land issue, but follow… Continue reading Ramaphosa and his Madiba magic

“Caretaker President Ramaphosa” (SA)

Dis 'n goeie vraag waarheen al die inkomste verdwyn, terwyl korrupsie verwante aangeleenthede nie ophou bestaan nie.    Suid-Afrika het 'n magdom van verskillende minerale wat al vir etlike jare gemyn word.  Daarvan getuig al die mynbesoedeling wat ook agtergelaat word.  In 2008 was daar reeds oor die 8000 myne wat nooit gerehabiliteer is nie,… Continue reading “Caretaker President Ramaphosa” (SA)