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This library contains Orica Mining Services published Conference Papers and Case Studies in downloadable PDF format.


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Vibration Management in Close Proximity Blasting - Callide Coal Mine

Batchfire’s Callide Coal Mine in Central Queensland is an open-cut operation located 120km southwest of Gladstone and 20km northeast of the township of Biloela. The mine produces approximately 12 million tonnes per year of low sulphur, sub-bituminous thermal coal for both domestic power generation and export. Site uses conventional open cut mining methods, utilising two draglines, haul trucks and excavator fleets.


Tata Steel, West Bokaro is located in the central portion of west Bokaro coal field and administratively, it falls in the kedla block of Ramgarh district, Jharkhand India. Tata Steel owns two mines, namely Quarry SEB and Quarry AB, which operate shovel – dumper combination for overburden removal.

Dynamic Buffering for coal protection

An Open Cut Coal Mine in Central Queensland using truck and shovel and dragline operations to produce PCI coal.
The mine was experiencing coal losses and investigation indicated losses of the order of 5% to 8% associated with coal block movement and sections of coal edge loss.

Case Study_Boral Orange Grove Construction Blasting
Case Study_Boral Orange Grove Construction Blasting

Originally installed in the 1960’s, the Orange Grove crusher was being monitored for several structural and electrical issues and as a result, a business case was put together to replace the entire crushing and screening circuit.

Optimising Fragmentation using Fracture Amplified Seismic Timing (FAST)

Boral’s Orange Grove quarry commenced production in 1962 and produces aggregates of various grades, gabion stone, road base and rail ballast. The quarry covers an area of approximately 56 ha and is located in a semi-rural area at the foot of the Darling Scarp near Perth, Western Australia.


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