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Breakthrough in Cave Propagation
Dyno Nobel, together with Harmony and 360 Drilling, developed an innovative drill and blast solution to promote cave propagation and improve safety. Taking into consideration the mine’s unique features, Dyno Nobel’s expertise showed how a smart design with HotShot® electronic detonators would allow the span to be increased.
Centralised blasting increases production by eliminating downtime before and during blasting
BlastWeb is a centralised blasting system that is specifically designed for use in underground mining operations and allows reliable remote initiation of development, production and stope blasting from a safe and controlled location on the surface.
Development Optimisation Leads to Reduced Overbreak and Cycle Efficiencies
Various elements of drill and blast were evaluated in order to establish standards to optimise the development cycle.
DynoConsult and DynoMiner™ Provide Underground Solution
In the course of the trials, DynoConsult performed a time study on the blast-related tasks, quantified the face advance and over-break limits, and calculated the potential cost savings through the use of the DynoMiner. The results of the trial convinced the mine operator that DynoConsult’s knowledge and the DynoMiner were the right solutions for their operation.
Electronic Detonators to Increase Underground Production Rates
Lac des Iles mine, in Canada, was wanting to expand its underground operations and increase its underground production rates.
Improved Fragmentation Results in Higher Productivity
Dyno Nobel develops new explosive and delivery system to blast long vertical up-holes for customer.
Increasing Tunnel Advance Rates
Procon Group was challenged to meet their tight tunnel advance schedule. DigiShot® electronic initiation system was found to reduce overall per meter advance with less over break, increased advance rates, and fewer booted holes to drill around.
Real Savings Delivered through Development Optimisation
With overbreak in development mining running at approximately 18% at this underground mine, improvements were required to increase the efficiency of the development cycle and reduce costs.
SmartShot and DynoConsult Delivers Record Mass Blast
SmartShot Initiation System and DynoConsult expertise delivers record mass blast for mine to transition from an open pit operation to an underground sub level cave.
SmartShot initation system assists with improving stope productivity
Larger stopes fired with the SmartShot initiation system helps to improve productivity and reduce mine operating costs per ounce.