Mantoverde mine requires increasing its production level to double. EMTS - Projects performs far and near field vibration studies to make changes to the D&B design and sequences, in order to equalize the current vibration levels, applying massive blasting in its process.
costs/benefits of electronic detonators and measure their effects on primary crusher productivity. 9 blasts (3 shock tube blasts, 6 electronic blasts). Measured electricity consumption & primary crusher throughput. Change to Electronic Detonators resulted in a 7% reduction in primary electricity costs and a 15% increase in primary crusher productivity.
This paper discusses the application of current fragmentation models for underground blasting, establishes a conceptual fragmentation model for underground operations, and discusses the applicability of the mine-to-mill approach for underground blasting. Additionally, this paper also discusses selected case studies where the mine-to-mill approach is applied to underground mining operations.
Optimization of surface blasting based on 3D models from drone imagery and a closed loop that starts with an automatic analysis of the geometry and the geological conditions and ends with an objective assessment of the blast result.
This paper describes a new methodology to assess rock mass-quality to guide blasting in open pit operations. A developed Structural Block Model and Strength-Grade factor have been combined in a Rock Factor, that, exclusively obtained from drilling data, can provide an automatic assessment of rock structure, strength, and waste/ore identification.
This paper highlights the opportunities provided by integrating MWD data and drone generated 3D model to industries that use explosive energy to perform useful work as an integral part of their rock extraction process.
Bulk emulsions and emulsion blends may be formulated with a single salt, dual salts, or multiple salts. Blasting professionals familiar with single salt ammonium nitrate emulsion products may be less acquainted with dual and multiple salt emulsion products that may include calcium nitrate, sodium nitrate, and urea in their formulations.
This paper describes the assembly of a device equipped with pressure sensors and its utilization in confined boreholes of an open pit mining, aiming to obtain in situ monitoring of explosive columns. The results enabled a comparison between the bulk emulsion density variation when acting in different environments.
The study aims to optimize the density of holes per tunnel section. The energy distribution, the one with the highest density, is used in the center of the diagram and is distributed homogeneously towards the contours with the lowest energies up to the contours to produce a perimeter control.