PYBAR CSO elected to Austmine Board

Congratulations to our Chief Services Officer Andrew Rouse who was appointed to Austmine’s Board of Directors at its AGM in October. 

December 17, 2018
Austmine, METS, Mining Equipment, Technology


PYBAR expands at Peak

PYBAR has recently signed a contract with Aurelia Metals to carry out all underground development and production mining activities at Peak Mines near Cobar, NSW.

December 17, 2018
Cobar, Peak Mines, Production Mining, Underground Development


Operations underway at Woodlawn

PYBAR has commenced operations at Heron Resources’ Woodlawn zinc-copper project in NSW, marking a significant milestone in the project development schedule.

October 12, 2018
Development, Heron Resources, New South Wales, Production, Underground Mining, Woodlawn, Zinc-Copper


Becoming RTO certified

In August we took the first steps in obtaining our Registered Training Organisation (RTO) certification. Initially we will apply to facilitate Certificate II and III in Underground Metalliferous Mining.

September 28, 2018
RTO, Registered Training Organisation, Underground Mining


PYBAR awarded seven year underground mining contract at Far West mine

PYBAR has been awarded the underground mining contract at Red River Resources Limited’s Far West project located at the Thalanga mine site, about 60km west of Charters Towers, Queensland.

August 5, 2018
Far West, Mine Development, Production Drilling, Queensland, Red River Resources, Thalanga, Underground Mining


PYBAR's iPlod plod data system

Innovation and the future of underground mining

In 2016 PYBAR Mining Services launched its own innovation program as part of its business strategy and ongoing commitment to continuous improvement.

July 3, 2018
Innovation, Underground Mining


Second contract awarded at Thalanga

PYBAR has been awarded a second contract at Red River Resources’ Thalanga mine in Queensland. The first firing of the box cut at the Far West project took place on 16 May.

July 3, 2018
Box cut, Drill and blast, Surface development, Thalanga, Underground mine


PYBAR awarded underground contract at Mount Isa Mines’ Black Rock Cave project

Specialist underground mining contractor PYBAR Mining Services has been awarded a two year contract at the Glencore-owned Mount Isa Mines’ Black Rock Cave project in Queensland.

May 2, 2018
Black Rock Cave, Drive Stripping, Mount Isa Mines, Queensland, Shotcreting, Underground Mining


Improving LV safety

Reduced visibility of LVs in the underground environment is a significant safety risk – even when fitted with mandatory flashing beacons. To address this issue, we undertook an initiative to improve LV safety by fitting all LVs across our sites with whip aerials. To date, the results have been notable.

March 27, 2018
Safety, Underground Mining, Whip Aerials


PYBAR’s Easer crew achieves world first at Hera gold mine

After a strong performance at Deep South last year, PYBAR’s Easer rig has exceeded expectations during a three month campaign at the Hera gold mine in NSW. The rig’s scope of works at Hera gave our team the opportunity to test and prove all three of the rig’s drilling modes:…

March 27, 2018
Drilling, Easer, Hera gold mine