Monthly Archives: September 2008

Expanding Kovilovaca

In the last five years, Serbia’s Kovilovaca quarry has significantly boosted its output. Today, this expanding operation relies on a single drill rig for its production.

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It’s raining hard as the blasting boss strides across the construction site shouldering a 25-kilo sack of dynamite. Meet Lisa Nilsson, one of the few women in the world to blast her way to the top in this male-dominated profession.

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Worth their weight in gold

Assuming a gold price of USD 850 per ounce and an approximate service weight of 43,900 kilos, the new Minetruck MT6020 may not literally be worth its weight in gold. But for an increasing number of Australian mines, this 60-tonne capacity underground truck is proving to be a wise investment.

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