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Electronically Initiated Presplit - Talison Minerals - Greenbushes
Electronically Initiated Presplit - Talison Minerals - Greenbushes
21/11/2016

Talison Minerals operate the Greenbushes Mining Operation adjacent to the small town of Greenbushes, 240 km South of Perth. The hard rock operation requires regular blasting in order to efficiently excavate the target minerals Spodumene and Tantalum. The close proximity of the Greenbushes Township has required implementation of specific blasting initiatives aimed at reducing the impact of airblast on the town.

Reducing Vibration with uni tronic™ Electronic Blasting System - PT Kayan Putra Utama Coal – Separi, Indonesia
21/11/2016

KPUC Separi site management and Orica have been working together on an advanced blasting technology introduction program, with the aim to improve blasting performance at site and opportunity to reduce drill & blast cost.

Some areas at the mine site have been identified to be environmentally sensitive due to being located near local villages. Failure to meet local environmental standards may impact KPUC’s license to operate.

High Energy Blasting Delivers Mining and Milling Improvements, Mt Rawdon
12/09/2016

Mt Rawdon is an open pit gold mine located 75 Km south west of Bundaberg in Queensland. It is owned by the Evolution group, a leading growth focused company and Queensland’s largest gold producer with its four operating sites. Mt Rawdon is a low grade mine (0.71-1.0 g/tonne) yielding approximately 100,000 oz of gold p.a.

Powersieve™ Fragmentation Analysis for Quarry Plant Design
18/01/2016

To safeguard the future of the quarry, Boral recently made the decision to replace their existing fixed plant which was originally built in the 1960s and nearing the end of its service life. To do this, Boral will design and construct the new crushing and screening circuit as part of the Deer Park Quarry Plant Replacement Project

Blast Fume Reduction - New Acland Coal Mine Queensland, Australia
16/06/2015

New Hope Group’s New Acland Coal (NAC) site is a multi-pit, open-cut coal mine situated approximately 150 km west of Brisbane in Queensland. The NAC site produces 4.8 Mtpa of coal for export and local markets. Bound by rural properties, the New Hope Group is committed to being a responsible organisation towards both the environment and the local community in which it operates.

The challenging geology of the area is prone to the production of post blast emissions in the form of oxides of nitrogen (NOx). NAC is strongly committed to high environmental and community standards and made the decision to concentrate on a NOx elimination / minimization process.

Orica commenced blasting services at NAC in January 2013 with the agreement centered around Key Performance Indicators (KPI) for services and bulk explosives that are specifically geared toward the reduction of NOx fume events.

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