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


PYBAR awarded underground mining contract at Woodlawn zinc-copper project

Specialist underground mining contractor PYBAR Mining Services is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the underground mining contract at Heron Resources Limited’s Woodlawn zinc-copper project located near Tarago, 250km southwest of Sydney, New South Wales.

February 27, 2018
Heron Resources, New South Wales, Tarago, Underground Mining, Woodlawn, Zinc-Copper


PYBAR partners with WesTrac to develop innovative cloud platform

PYBAR is committed to facilitating safer, more productive and sustainable mining. In line with this, we have entered into a partnership with WesTrac to support the development of a cloud-based, single-point data platform – MineQ – that has the potential to revolutionise the industry.

December 15, 2017
Business Systems, Industry 4.0, Innovation, Internet of Things, New South Wales


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's iPlod plod data system

Working smarter with iPlod

iPlod is PYBAR’s new, innovative in-house developed system to improve the capture, storage and use of plod data at our contract mining operations. The platform allows our equipment operators to input their plod data directly into a tablet and upload it to a local version of our database for supervisors…

October 18, 2017
Business Systems, Innovation


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