Mining Indaba 2016, RSA

With the beautiful backdrop of Table Mountain and Lions Head Mountain (cover picture), Progradex attended the 2016 Mining Indaba Conference in Cape Town, South Africa in February (6th-9th). It is currently the world’s largest mining investment event and Africa’s largest mining event.

Managing Director, Toby Day, represented Progradex and commented, “While the conference was understandably a little quieter than usual this year due to the current downturn in the global mining industry, all of the main players were there and it was a great opportunity to reestablish relationships with old friends and acquaintances from the industry, some of whom had traveled from all over the world. Some good leads came out of the networking that goes on at such events and potential opportunities in partnership with others were formed.”

Mincon Africa: Left to Right – Martin Van Gemert, Toby Day, Cobi Scheepers (front), Brian Coetzee, Steve Mortimer, Cornelius Boani, Wim Van Heerden


Fernando Anceritz & Dave Shellhammer (Driconeq) with Toby Day, enjoying the nightlife of Cape Town


2nd PGX1350R Commissioned at Bisha Mine

The Copper-Gold-Zinc Bisha Mine in Central Eritrea, N.E. Africa had its second Progradex PGX1350R Sampling System commissioned this month on a Schramm T450WD (wheel mounted) RC drilling rig. This system will support their other Schramm T450GT (track mounted) rig which has been performing RC Grade Control operations with a PGX1350R Sampler for the past year.