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


FLEET OF FOUR RIGS, ALL IN OPERATION IN AUSTRALIA AND OVERSEAS. The raise bore team has been achieving some excellent milestones as we increase our raise bore capabilities. We now have four rigs in our fleet, all operating successfully in Australia or overseas! In recent months, we have successfully completed…

July 7, 2016
RBR600-VF, Raise Boring

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

RBR600 – VF Raise Bore

Our new raise bore rig – the second largest in Australia!

January 15, 2015
Raise Boring, Whole of Mine

Mobile Raise Boring Unit – Video

Watch PYBAR’s new independently mobile raisebore transporter show its moves on this new

November 26, 2013
Raise Boring, Whole of Mine

Raise boring that’s on the move

PYBAR has recognised raise boring as a complementary component of its underground service, with raise boring offering important advantages over conventional methods. This new division includes a Redbore 50 MDUR (capable of box hole or conventional raise boring) and a fully mobile Redbore 40 with its own engineered and certified…

January 11, 2013
Raise Boring, Whole of Mine