The University of Queensland has installed an experimental chamber to improve the safety of underground mining applications. The enclosed chamber uses hydrostatic pressure to simulate underground rock blasting, enabling researchers to gain a stronger understanding of how rock fractures underground. It is hoped that the project will validate advanced modelling tools to deliver safer and … Continue reading University of Queensland to improve blasting safety
Dyno Nobel has fired its first wireless detonator blast at the Big Bell gold mine in Western Australia using its CyberDet I technology which keeps workers out of the firing line.
Resolute Mining has commissioned wireless blasting at the Syama gold mine in Mali to improve site safety.
Newcrest Mining is welcoming novel approaches to improve safety during blasting operations at the Lihir gold mine in Papua New Guinea.
The Queensland mining and quarrying industries are set to experience tighter laws surrounding explosives starting this month.