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


Early works program expands at Carrapateena

The Carrapateena copper-gold project in South Australia is one of the country’s most exciting new mining projects. PYBAR has been onsite since 2016, completing the mine’s Early Works Program. Our early development works have comprised of site infrastructure establishment, box cut excavation and the development of initially one main decline…

October 4, 2017


PYBAR enhances production drilling capabilities with three new rigs

PYBAR’s Drilling Division has gone from strength to strength in 2017 following a number of new contract wins for a variety of services including production drilling, cable bolting, ITH drilling, and steel casing installation. To service this increased demand and further build our capabilities in this area, we have acquired…

October 4, 2017


PYBAR AWARDED DEVELOPMENT CONTRACT AT PEAK GOLD MINES

PYBAR has been awarded a development contract at Peak Gold Mines’ New Cobar mine in Central Western NSW. The scope of works under the five month contract is for development totalling 1,097m within the Jubilee ore zone.  With one month’s notification of commencement, the start-up team completed mobilisation on time…

October 4, 2017


PYBAR appoints new CEO and COO

PYBAR Mining Services has appointed Brendan Rouse, company co-founder and former COO, to the position of CEO.

August 2, 2017


INNOVATION AT CARRAPATEENA

The Carrapateena copper-gold project in South Australia aspires to become one of the country’s most technologically advanced underground mines. With innovation central to the way we work, we are leading the implementation of various initiatives during the development of this pioneering project, including an advanced wireless IT and data system…

August 1, 2017


RISE OF THE RAISE BORE DIVISION

Raise boring is possibly the safest method you can use to create a tunnel, quickly and with minimal rock disturbance proving itself as a profit driver. In just three years, PYBAR’s Raise Bore Division has undergone significant growth completing multiple projects throughout Australia and offshore, and successfully drilling over 4,000m…

July 10, 2017


PYBAR's iPlod plod data system

IPLOD – IMPROVING OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCIES

PYBAR continues to lead the industry in the development and implementation of innovative tech solutions that target tangible improvement in productivity and efficiency. The roll out of the iPlod is one such initiative recently implemented to improve data transfer and accuracy.

July 10, 2017


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


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