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Shaft Sinking

I’m hoping that someone on this group can assist me with sone good quality photos of shaft sinking activities for my thesIs, I’m currently looking for photos of the blowing over process and loading at shaft bottom with a Eimco 630 or 12b loader…

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We've decided these 5 tested technologies will rock the drilling & blasting industry in 2021.

Because this is the year we will start seeing large scale adoption. Let's just start by stating the obvious, none of the points below discuss new technologies. All of them have been around for years, but we believe 2021 will be their break out year. 

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Truly energy can neither be created not be destroyed but can change from one form to another. Explosive are chemical compound which at detonation releases specific joules of energy. The energy release during Blasting travels in form of shock  wave, heat energy, light energy, sound…
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Autonomous Haulage - Business Case

Results indicate that cut-offs for the application are presently in excess of 12 Mtpa of total earthmoving. All of the current implementations of an AHS are based in mines that exceed this amount of total material moved.
Truck count cut-off thresholds vary by payload capacity, but a minimum of six to eight trucks is generally required. In its present form, an AHS is therefore not likely to be applicable to all surface mines as scale is a key factor.

 

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The mining boom and political risk

VANCOUVER: After a nine-year lull, investors are fast-taking notice of the once-neglected precious-metals sector. Gold was among 2019’s best-performing asset classes and it was only days into the arrival of the Covid-19 pandemic before the metal regained its USD 1,700/oz footing from a low of $1,471.

On 21 April, Bank of America predicted a gold price of $3,000 per ounce within 18 months suggesting that AU could continue to outperform even if the Covid bear-market continues. In line…

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Mining is taking a new path, where safety and sustainability are dominating the narrative. The industry as a whole is working toward a redefined purpose to steward resources and make the world a better place for all.

 

As self-driving vehicles continue to mature, and the Internet of Things (IoT) and wireless connectivity become more widespread, the mining industry has shown a growing interest in automating…

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Australia has some of the largest open pit quarries and underground mines in the world. However, due to lack of proper planning, a majority of these mining sites have been abandoned. 

 

In recent years, the government is using modern day drone and laser scanning technologies to reimagine these mining sites. With UAVs, engineers can easily collect on site data, explore underground quarries and also ensure…

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