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


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Increased blast size with controlled vibration levels

Maliakhera Mines and Karunda Mines are the captive limestone mines of JK Cement works, Nimbahera division, India. The mines are developed into multiple benches for limestone production, with Karunda mines having two different pits, North Pit and South Pit.

Overbreak control in Cavern and tunnels

The Telangana State Govt. has decided to construct the Palamuru Ranga Reddy lift irrigation scheme (PRLIS) to cater the needs of irrigation in drought-prone uplands areas of Telangana region by drawing and lifting 90 TMC of water from foreshore of Srisailam reservoir.

High Energy Centra Gold

Boral Quarries are continuously searching for ways to improve how we operate, whether this be from a safety and environmental perspective, or in a commercial sense. The trial of the higher density Centra™ Gold at Moy Pocket Quarry was performed in a professional manner - Orica personnel and Boral site staff worked together to scope out and risk assess the trial, determine the methods for capturing and assessing outcome data and performance, and implement the appropriate processes to conclude the data was representative of the outcome. The Centra™ Gold High Energy project has been an excellent example of supplier and customer working together to yield a result that has value for both parties.”

Wireless Initiation - Enabling New Methods to reduce dilution
Wireless Initiation - Enabling New Methods to reduce dilution

This is a case study detailing the application of the temporary rib pillar (TRP) method using WebGen™ to reduce dilution at the Musselwhite Mine, located in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. The mine is 100% owned and operated by Goldcorp Inc. and produces 265,000 ounces of gold per annum.

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.


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