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3D Blast Modeling for Green Site
This iron mine customer in the Midwest United States was reopening an existing operation and needed waste rock with which to re-establish haul roads. For this purpose the customer selected a green site for obtaining the material for building the roads which was approximately 200 ft from an existing lake.
3D Face Profiling
This quarry operation in Eastern Canada requested load and shoot services through Dyno Nobel to include face profiling in order to ensure safe and optimal control of the free face.
3D Profile and Boretrak Used for Difficult Shot
This limestone quarry in the Eastern US is set up directly next to a main country road. The quarry is small in itself and the blasting is spaced throughout the year. The patterns for this quarry vary depending on where they are shooting. The main concern for this quarry is fragmentation and keeping all the rock inside of the quarry.
50% Blasting Cycle Efficiency Improvement
Electronic detonation has transformed production efficiency at Newcrest’s underground Cracow Mine in central Queensland. Increased accuracy allowed firing of much larger blasts. The production benefits were tangible and the system reduced exposure of charge crews to the hazards of working next to a stope void.
Achieving Economic and Safety Benefits at the Development Face
This trial at the Newmont/Byrnecut Invicta Mine proved that the direct cost of charging development faces using emulsion was similar to that of ANFO with a comparable rate of advance, but with a lower overall total cost of advance.
Adjusting Design for Plant Facing Shot
This limestone quarry in the Eastern U.S. has been using an internal pattern of 16 x 18 feet with an inverted pattern of 18 x 16 feet on the front row. This quarry has many neighbors located around it and the plant and mine structures are located close to the pit. Fragmentation and vibration have been the key points to this quarry.
Aggregate Quarry Inventory Documentation
Due to the complexity and size of stockpiles and many quarry operations, the use of 3D laser profiling systems commonly used for face profiling offered an alternative to costly and time consuming aerial photogrammetry methods.
Angled Holes Used to Blast Excess Burden
Evaluation needed for appropriate burden on angled holes
Appalachia Coal Producer Finds Operational Efficiencies in Cast Blasting
Using existing technology and experience, the DynoConsult team set out to design, load, and safely initiate a series of large overburden blasts at a coal operation having close proximity off site structures.
Application Technology - 3D Blast Modeling
The results of the HSBM 3D Blast Model analysis showed the blast pattern proposed by the DynoConsult would allow no fly to leave the blast area at this Midwest USA iron mine. Based on the results of the blast modeling the blast pattern was employed in the field. As predicted by the HSBM 3D Blast Model analysis no flyrock entered the lake and no material left the blast site.