fragmentation Mining News

Improving fragmentation, accuracy and safety with electronic detonators in mining

AEL Mining Services, a manufacturer of electronic detonators, and its joint venture subsidiary DetNet have developed a blast optimisation tool that offers users key features such as precision timing, pre-blast fault identification and rectification ability, […]

Rocmec’s thermal fragmentation technology tested at Goldcorp operation

One of Rocmec Mining’s thermal fragmentation units is to be deployed for test work at Goldcorp’s Porcupine gold mine in Timmins, Ontario. Thermal fragmentation (IM September 2009, p24) will be compared to the long-hole mining method currently employed at the mine. This offers several advantages such as: less long-hole drilling, reduction in mucking, backfilling, transporting [...]

Leveling the Playing Field

Most stone quarries are created by starting at ground level and excavating down into the earth. Nonetheless, there are a small number of quarries that are started high above ground level on a mountain or […]