Pioneering precision at Garpenberg

2006 Nov 03

The discovery of further orebodies at New Boliden’s Garpenberg mine that can be mined using long-hole methods instead of cut-and-fill is good news for the company. The switch in methods opens the door to higher productivity and improved profitability.

The recently discovered Lappberget orebody at the Garpenberg mine in Sweden is set to be exploited using sub level stoping. Previous orebodies at the site have generally been extracted using cut and fill. In order to ensure that the stoping method will be as effective as possible for Lappberget, New Boliden is perfecting its stoping technique using an Atlas Copco Simba M7 C drill rig. Trials to perfect state-of-the-art, guided long-hole drilling are currently underway at the Tyskgården orebody, with a view to employing the technique later at Lappberget.

Epiroc operated under the trademark “Atlas Copco” prior to January 1, 2018.