4000 metre drill programme on high grade targets at gold mine

Alexandria Minerals Corporation announces second-phase drilling at Orenada gold project in Val d'Or, Quebec

The hole story: the benefits of drill and blast

Brendon Lilly discusses drill, blast and the advantages of using a quality guidance system

Updated load sensing valves configurator

Bosch Rexroth has launched a new version of the M4 Configurator for M4 load sensing valves that offers faster design and procurement

Knowing the drill

A roundup of the latest news from the drilling sector. By Jon Lawson

Hanging rocks: scale or fail?

Scaling involves the removal of dangerous, hanging rocks before they fall due to some unplanned action. Maurice Jones reports

Thermal fragmentation approach deployed

Nippon successfully implements its thermal fragmentation mining method in South Africa

Moving forward to reverse (circulation)

Reverse circulation is gaining ground as a preferred technology to collect quality samples in initial exploration, ore body development and in-pit grade control due to its cost efficiency and fast collection of dry, quality samples

Blast without damnation

Maurice Jones looks at how 3D computer-aided design can be used to increase blast efficiency

No contradiction in secure blasting

Mine blasting is no longer a simple activity, even when excavating large masses of solid rock. Maurice Jones reports

Prime drilling power

A new air bearing design means more operating hours for the Sandvik RR321 premium rotary drill bit. Åke R Malm reports

Andy Well open pit gold mining progressing on schedule

Mining of the high-grade stage 1 open pit at Doray Minerals Ltd's Andy Well Gold Project in the northern Murchison region of Western Australia has commenced and is scheduled to take about four months to complete

Long holes for efficiency

Maurice Jones explores the potential of drill-and-blast efficiency over traditional drilling techniques

Selwyn receives environmental approval for ScoZinc mine

Potential to provide a secure supply of zinc and lead to meet future needs of zinc and lead markets in Asia



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