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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.
Development of a Low Density Product For Reactive Ground Applications
TITAN® BLASTLITE has been developed as a solution for blasting relatively weak reactive ground that saves the customer over 40% in explosives consumption and 45% in explosives cost.
Highwall Stability Program
DynoConsult was able to provide this operator with the technical support needed to develop a modified drilling and blasting program which reduced near-field vibration impact on the highwall. The modified blast design also provided productivity gains by minimizing shovel tramming time and decreasing the downtime associated with blasting operations.
Improving Sublevel Caving
Dyno Nobel has modified the pre-charging practices at Ridgeway Gold Mine to deliver enhanced safety, reliability and blast outcomes.
In March 2010 Black Star Mine decided to move from NONEL® pyrotechnic initiation systems to SmartShot® electronic detonators. This change eliminated unknown misfires and associated safety risks. It also improved the drill and blast processes and provided complete visibility throughout the blasting cycle, which is now vital to any competitive mining operation.
Reactive Ground Solutions
TITAN 5000 was introduced in the mine in areas where known sulfide deposits exist. In an effort to quantify the level of reactivity, extensive testing was done to assure the selected formulations are sufficiently inhibited to prevent any type of a negative reaction.
SmartShot™ Reduces Misfires and Costs in the Cadia Hill Open Pit
Absolute control over initiation timing allowed Cadia to expand patterns and reduce powder factors by 17% without impacting mill throughput. Through clever blast design and system flexibility, Cadia was able to optimize burden relief, allowing for the best combination of blast movement, fragmentation and dig-ability.
Surge in Safety and Efficiency at George Fisher Mine
The safety benefits, which came as the mine planned to expand its operations, included reduced exposure of personnel to vertical edges, less overbreak and improved post-blast ground conditions. The main production benefits were a more flexible stope design process, larger blasts resulting in more conventional dirt for the mucking units, fewer re-drills and quicker stope cycle times.