Monthly Archives: July 2019

Lightning Bolting – Rock reinforcement deluxe

As underground mining operations move ever deeper underground in the search of ore. Difficulties surrounding rock reinforcement in increasingly difficult ground conditions are growing – but now there’s a new process in town.

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Turning up the heat – Roc-Drill joins the quest for copper with the help of COPROD technology.

At a mine in the north of Australia, Roc-Drill is joining the quest for copper with a pair of Epiroc SmartROC CL rigs. But here, hours from the nearest town and in a place where temperatures can inch towards 50 degrees Celsius, man and machine are pushed to their absolute limits.

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Second breath in the pit

A midlife rebuild and control system upgrade in the field was deemed to be the best option for a seasoned Pit Viper 351 operated by Canadian company Imperial Metals.

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Breathing easier underground

A new electric vehicle is a breath of fresh air for workers at the Atacocha mine in central Peru.

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Making room for science

Gothenburg is Sweden’s second largest city with a population of more than 1 million residents in the metro area. It is located on the west coast of Sweden with a beautiful archipelago and the iconic trams can be seen zigzagging around the city. You’ll also find 30 000 planted trees, 810 kilometers of bicycle lanes and a fish market hall in the shape of a church.

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Looking for a revolution?

The Hollinger mine in Canada is where it all happens. This is an open pit gold mine located in downtown Timmins, a city with a population of 45 000 in the province of Ontario. This site is part of Newmont Goldcorp Porcupine’s operations in the area. Once the remaining gold has been recovered, this mine will be transformed into a public park. But for now, it is a gold mine in full operation and center stage for the latest innovation in surface drilling automation.

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