New Cat R1700 loader

PYBAR in world-first underground trial of next gen Cat R1700 loader

In October, the PYBAR team at the Vivien gold mine in WA commenced the first underground trial globally of the new Cat R1700 loader which is expected to deliver significant productivity and efficiency benefits to underground mining operations.

December 15, 2017
CAT R1700 loader, Development Mining, Fleet, Mine Development, Mine Production, Western Australia


Atlas Copco Easer L increases development rates at Deep South

PYBAR’s application of the latest vertical development technology at Saracen Minerals’ Deep South gold mine in WA has set the mine’s benchmark for vertical development rates. Following a 15 month campaign, the Atlas Copco Easer L proved itself as a more productive and safer alternative to the air leg method.

December 15, 2017
Fleet, Mine Development, Raise Boring, Western Australia


PYBAR awarded rehabilitation work at Mt Lyell mine

Specialist underground mining contractor PYBAR Mining Services has been awarded the contract for the rehabilitation of the main decline at the Mt Lyell copper mine near Queenstown, Tasmania. The contract is PYBAR’s second in the region; the company provides development and production drilling services at the nearby Henty gold mine…

November 21, 2017
Mine rehabilitation, Tasmania


PYBAR awarded underground mining contracts at Mungana and King Vol in North Queensland

Specialist underground mining contractor PYBAR Mining Services is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the development and mining contract at Auctus Resources’ Mungana and King Vol projects, and has commenced operations at both sites. The contract covers 31 months service provision at Mungana and five years at King…

May 5, 2017
Mine Development


DD422i JUMBO WRAPS UP A WINNER AT HILLGROVE

The DD422i long round jumbo delivers both automation and precision at the Hillgrove mine in NSW where a 435m of decline development was completed within the scheduled time and cost, with no recordable injuries. The quality of the excavation and ground support installed was first class.

April 10, 2017
Development Mining, Exploration Drilling, Production Drilling


MECHANISING NARROW VEIN MINING

In 2016, PYBAR acquired a number of unique rigs providing a strong competitive edge in the market. One of these new additions, the MUKI Micro Jumbo, successfully completed its first project in October – confirming its game-changing capability for narrow vein mining projects.

April 10, 2017
Development Mining, Exploration Drilling, Production Drilling


HENTY FIRST GOLD POUR

Two gold doré (gold and silver alloy) bars, each weighing in at approximately 300 ounces, marked the first gold pour and welcomed reopening of the Henty Gold Mine in Queenstown, Tasmania.

April 10, 2017
Development Mining, Exploration Drilling, Production Drilling


PYBAR TRIALS GUIDANCE TECHNOLOGY ON TRUCKS UNDERGROUND

Reducing damage and improving efficiencies has been a key objective of the tele-guidance trial at Hera in NSW. Applying innovative technology that we believe will also deliver better safety outcomes will benefit to both our client and PYBAR. In November 2016, we fitted our two new AD45 ejector trucks at…

April 10, 2017


PYBAR awarded underground mining contract at Thalanga

Specialist underground mining contractor PYBAR Mining Services is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the underground mining contract for the West 45 deposit at Red River Resources’ Thalanga Zinc Project in central Queensland. In a statement to the market on 13 February, Red River said: “[PYBAR has] an…

February 27, 2017


BUSY MONTHS FOR MOBILISATION

PROJECT TEAMS MOBILISE RAPIDLY TO SITE FOLLOWING NEW CONTRACT WINS. Following a number of recent contract wins, we have had a busy few months mobilising plant and personnel to the Matilda project in the goldfields of WA, the Carrapateena and Challenger projects in SA, and the Mungana project west of…

October 12, 2016