Optimising underground drill and blast performance

Optimising underground drill and blast performance

PYBAR is focused on innovating to enhance the performance of our underground development and production mining services. Part of our internal innovation program is trialling the application of new approaches and technologies to determine and quantify their benefits. Our latest initiative, which commenced in July, aims to optimise underground drill…

October 18, 2017
Development Mining, Drill & Blast, Innovation, Mine Development, South Australia


PYBAR DOUBLES DRILLING PRODUCTIVITY AT COSTERFIELD WITH MUKI MICRO JUMBO

A game-changer for narrow vein operations Face drilling productivity at Mandalay Resources’ Costerfield gold and antimony mine in Victoria more than doubled during a three month trial of PYBAR Mining Services’ MUKI Micro Jumbo. The Costerfield mine is an underground operation using narrow vein mining techniques to extract vertical veins…

May 24, 2017
Development Mining, Exploration Drilling, Narrow Vein Mining, Production Drilling


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