Knowing what’s in the ground

Having a clear idea about the quantity and quality of the rock, or sand, on your site is fundamental to maximising value and reducing risk, Eltirus founder Steve Franklin writes.

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Undertaking resource optimisation in your quarry


Pit optimisation studies are useful for not only identifying a given resource, but insight into the best sequences for extraction. Jackie Gauntlett from Cement & Aggregate Consulting (Cemagg) explains some of the processes necessary to derive the most value from the resource and also make significant savings in time and investment. 

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