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


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 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


PYBAR wins underground development contract at Carrapateena copper-gold project

PYBAR is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the contract for underground mining services at OZ Minerals’ Carrapateena copper-gold project in South Australia, one of the country’s largest undeveloped copper deposits. PYBAR was selected on its technical capability, commitment to safety, record for delivering according to plan and…

July 19, 2016
Mine Development, South Australia


PYBAR AWARDED REPEAT CONTRACT AT HERA MINE BY AURELIA METALS

New larger scope of 1.8 million tonnes. We are pleased to announce that PYBAR has been advised by Aurelia Metals of the award of the contract for development and production at the Hera gold-copper mine in NSW. The 3 year +1 +1 contract was competitively tendered in April and May…

July 7, 2016
Mine Development, Mine Production, New South Wales


DIDIPIO UPDATE. Works PROGRESSING WELL AT OUR FIRST OFFSHORE PROJECT

PYBAR commences work at OceanaGold’s Didipio mine site in the Philippines with a small crew of seven in February. This marks the first of overseas mining services project in the Philippines. In April, the second full month since we started on site, a total of 305 metres was achieved -…

July 7, 2016
Mine Development


PYBAR selected as preferred contractor for the key underground mining contract at Matilda gold project in WA

PYBAR Mining Services has been selected as preferred contractor for the five year whole-of-mine underground development and production mining contract at Blackham Resources’ Matilda gold project near Wiluna in Western Australia. Mobilisation to site has begun and the team will shortly commence preparations for the mining of the Golden Age…

July 1, 2016
Mine Development, Western Australia


PYBAR to provide underground mining services at Challenger gold mine

PYBAR has signed a Letter of Intent with WPG Resources, the manager of the Challenger gold mine in South Australia, for the provision of underground mining services at the project. The Challenger Joint Venture, a 50/50 partnership between WPG Resources and Diversified Minerals intends to re-start underground mining in late…

April 26, 2016
Mine Development, South Australia