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


Herrenknecht RBR 600-VF raise bore rig

Raise Bore Service – Division Update

2017 has been an exciting year so far for PYBAR’s Raise Bore Division as it further increases our raise boring service capabilities. With the arrival of the new SBM450, Atlas Copco 61RH and the SBM800, we now have seven raise bore rigs in our fleet. The growth of the fleet’s…

October 18, 2017
Fleet, Mine Development, Mine Production, RBR600-VF, Raise Boring


HMR Bobcat Rig

Innovative equipment modification gives HMR a unique market offering Responding to client feedback, our subsidiary company HMR Drilling Services has come up with an innovated solution to address the need for a small mobile rig for drilling grade control holes

August 24, 2015
Fleet, Mine Development, Whole of Mine


Viven Project Start-Up

A three year contract for all underground development and production operations. The Vivien gold mine in Agnew, WA, is an historic shaft mine that was excavated between 1900 – 1911 for 76,000 ounces of gold, and open pitted in the 1980s for 36,000 ounces.

May 19, 2015
Fleet, Mine Development, Mine Production, Raise Boring, Whole of Mine


PYBAR moves into Tasmania

PYBAR has secured its first contract in Tasmania being a 12 month cable bolting and 10,000 metre production drilling project with the Mineral and Metals Group (MMG) at their Rosebery Mine.

May 14, 2012
Fleet, Mine Development, Mine Production, Tasmania, Whole of Mine