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The new ultra-high intensity blasting technique could save tens of millions of dollars.

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Blasting breakthrough could benefit quarries

A new method of ultra-high intensity blasting that could improve a mine’s productivity, reduce its carbon footprint and cut costs has also shown potential for the quarrying industry. Read more »
Orica has proposed a demerger so it can increase focus on its two separate businesses.

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Explosives supplier to separate businesses

An explosives supplier has announced plans to separate its current mining and chemicals businesses either by demerger or divestment. Read more »
Orica is investing in improvements to its Kooragang Island facility.

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Explosives supplier reiterates quarry commitment

Following a spate of environmental incidents, an explosives supplier has reiterated its commitment to the quarrying industry and announced a number of facility improvements aimed at preventing future occurrences. Read more »
Trials of the T45 worldwide have delivered encouraging results.

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Search for the right drill rig pays off for regional operator

When family-owned concrete and quarry company Local Mix wanted to increase productivity at its Anakie hard rock quarry operation, it knew its plans relied on finding the right drill rig. After just a few months on-site, the new Atlas Copco SmartROC T45 is increasing drilling efficiencies and reducing overall operating costs. Read more »
Between each blast, a 22-tonne excavator with bucket and chains crawls over the shot rock to raise and relocate the mats for the next blast.

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Alpine blasting and quarrying

Most quarrying activities on average occur around 10 or more metres below sea level. However, as Damian Christie discovered, blasting and excavation can occur nearly 2000 metres above sea level too. He journeyed to Mount Hotham to see alpine quarrying in motion. Read more »
Worn DE buttons after 310m of drilling magnetite and quartz – and still no bit changes required.

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DE carbide drill bits promise more bit life

Sandvik has announced the release of a new range of drill bits for mining exploration, production and grade control applications, which deliver massive increases in bit life, particularly in very challenging ground conditions. Read more »
The new Sequel/Impact partnership now offers a fleet of 40 drill rigs and personnel with combined years of blasting expertise to the east coast of Australia.

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Drill and blast partnership to offer more to quarries

Two east coast-based drill and blast companies have combined their resources to enhance their service offering to the quarrying industry. Read more »
Instant access to digital blast and drilling data improves performance and quality of blast results.

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Instant access to digital blast data

A paperless system is providing instant access to site blast data and analysing blast performance for continuous improvement. Read more »
The face at the old Alexandra slate quarry during charging before the blast. The tunnel can be seen in the middle of the picture.

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Drilling and blasting – A view from the coalface

A blasting veteran and expert reflects on developments in techniques over the past 25 years – and why laser surveying has really come into its own. Read more »


 


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