We work hard to minimize environmental impacts including noise control and vibration control.
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.
Combining Paired Blastholes with Electronic Initiation Systems
Blast patterns designed with paired front row holes to combat excessive burden have proven effective in maintaining strict vibration limitations in close quarters. Better energy distribution in the blast and the reduced potential of energy loss due to hole interruption provides for better digging, enhanced cycle times and better floor conditions.
Controlling Vibration Damage
The ability of HotShot® electronic initiation system’s ability to maintain the integrity of highwalls was demonstrated in a test at Newcrest’s Telfer gold mine.
Vibration Modelling and Analysis Underpins Feasibility Study Accuracy
Vibration modelling was use to enable accurate mine planning and support the feasibility study for an African mining project. This work formed an essential part of the mine planning aspect in the final feasibility study.