World’s biggest blast at Queensland mine

DAUNIA open cut coal mine in Queensland has broken the world record for the largest electronic detonator blast ever – firing 5665 detonators in 2683 blastholes using the AXXIS™ digital detonation system from BME.

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Geometrica’s solution to covering stockpiles

OPEN air stockpiles are a common sight around the globe and stockpile operators are seeking ways to cover their piles from rain, fluctuating temperatures and wind. These natural occurrences can deplete inventories and affect the chemical composition of raw materials but more importantly, manufacturers are focused on the environmental impact of uncovered piles.

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Interest in lightweight dump bodies

DESPITE difficult industry conditions, mines are showing increasing interest in the benefits of new models of FX-series lightweight steel dump bodies developed and marketed by Australian company Duratray.

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Flexicon has it in the bag for Tronox

TRONOX Western Australia operates the world’s largest fully integrated titanium ore and titanium dioxide (rutile) project, covering mining of mineral sands through extraction and upgrading to obtain TiO2 pigment. The project is also a major producer of zircon.

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