Category: Growing your business

How continuous surface mining and drill and blast can work together on the same mining site

You have two main options when it comes to mining: You can drill and blast with explosives and size the rock with a primary crusher, or you can use a continuous surface mining (CSM) method. But there are certain mining sites that require the capabilities of both methods. Here are examples of how and when to consider using both continuous surface mining and drill and blast on the same mining site.

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Surface mining in southern Africa: borrowing from the ocean

It’s probably not how many Europeans or North Americans imagine a diamond mine. But Oranjemund, Namibia, is an important site for extraction of the precious stones. However, retrieving the gems is far from straightforward for Namdeb, the public-private partnership that operates the mine.

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Unique solution boosts efficiency

Russalt’s strategic commitment to cutting-edge technology led to a fundamental review of the way salt is mined. Learn how they collaborated with Vermeer Corporation and their local dealer to design a unique Terrain Leveler SEM solution that would help boost efficiency in their operations.

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