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Wildlife officers abduct cops 2 others

After locating one ganja plantation two policemen were stationed at that location with weapons while the others proceeded to another location in the park to look for more ganja plantations. Wildlife officers have abducted two policemen and two others who were involved in a raid on a ganja plantation in the Udawalawe national park today, the police media unit said this evening.The police said that the policemen were part of a 22 member police team involved in the raid at the park. A search operation has been launched to locate the missing men. (Colombo Gazette) The police media unit said that at this time a group of wildlife officers of the park had abducted the two policemen and two others who assisted in the raid.

Central Rand Gold achieving much in the battle against Johannesburgs acid mine

first_imgFollowing the successful implementation of the Acid Mine Drainage pumping and treatment solution by the Trans Caledon Tunnel Authority, Central Rand Gold’s . The installation of the Ritz high capacity AMD pumps in March 2014, and the subsequent commissioning of the High Density Sludge (HDS) plant in May 2014, combined with a simultaneous reduction in the water level observed at the pumping station and at the CMR mine, has demonstrated that the entire basin in Johannesburg can be dewatered from a single point.Economic capital and operating cost studies have shown that further de-watering beyond the 450 m level can be done efficiently and economically, with the installation of additional pumps and piping and thus the hurdle for “eventual economic extraction”, a key aspect in the definition of ‘Mineral Resources’ in terms of the SAMREC Code, is satisfied.Venmyn Deloitte has issued a new Competent Persons Report, reflecting the positive change in the resource base of the company. This reclassification has more than doubled the resource base of the company from 4.51 Moz to 9.90 Moz of contained gold.Measured Resource 1.46 Mt at 3.62 g/t Au; Indicated Resource 30.88 Mt at 5.13 g/t; Inferred Resource 30.70 Mt at 4.69 g/t for total Resources of 63.04 Mt at 4.88 g/t and an Exploration Target of 83.01 Mt at 10.03 g/t.As recently announced, within the company’s mining area in the Central Basin, the water level is currently approximately 165 m below surface and therefore the focus is to exploit the resources currently available to it above this level.The company focus in the short to mid term will remain on the exploitation of resources above 450 m, which will be throttled by the success and discharge rate of the pumping and HDS treatment, however Reserve studies, mine planning and scheduling below 450 m can now proceed with a view to extending the life of the CMR mine.This basin wide increase in Mineral Resources will also significantly augment Reserve scheduling and prefeasibility level studies on adjacent mining targets such as Crown and City Deep.Commenting on the reclassification of resources, Johan de Toit, Chief Executive Officer of the company, stated: “The progress made in the de-watering of the basin is positive for all stakeholders in the region – we have always believed that responsible mining goes hand in hand with improving the local economy, not only from a financial and social aspect, but also environmentally. The lower water table not only increases the life of mine of our assets through having higher quality reserves and resources, it also provides job opportunities as well as a sustainable AMD management system.” www.centralrandgold.comlast_img read more