Dyno Nobel’s Differential Energy System Provides Blast Benefits

Testing of Dyno Nobel’s Differential Energy explosives system included use of a specialized Differential Energy truckExplosives supplier Dyno Nobel recently announced successful results of a trial conducted at a surface molybdenum mine in the United States. The mine agreed to an initial three-month trial using Dyno Nobel’s Differential Energy (ΔΕ) technology. The goal was to improve safety, particularly through NOX reduction, along with improving blast performance with fragmentation, oversize and hard toes. According to Dyno Nobel, by switching to Differential Energy, the mine met every goal it set out to accomplish, including lower overall production costs.

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Trimble, Peck Tech, Neptec Forge Distribution and Technology Agreements

Examples of underground working spaces delineated by uGPS Rapid Mapper.Trimble and Peck Tech Consulting, Montreal, Quebec, announced in mid-February that Trimble will distribute Peck Tech’s uGPS Rapid Mapper system, a new laser-based mobile mapping and surveying system used in underground mines. It can be deployed as a stand-alone underground mapping system or can be integrated with Trimble’s underground Mine Information System.

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Blast-hole Straightness System Measures Up—and Down

Robit's drill hole straightness measuring module is integrated into the standard drill stringRobit, a Finland-based supplier of drilling tools, claims to be the first company to develop a patented measuring system that can measure the straightness of a hole during the percussive drilling process. The company said its new measuring technology and system is the result of an intensive, seven-year research and development program, and is currently in use by selected customers.

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Minimize Permitting Stress: Three Steps to a Wetlands Protection Solution

In many cases, the assessment of environmentally challenging areas such as wetlands is not done with enough care and depth—or by qualified expertsSeveral countries, including the U.S., Australia and Brazil, place regulatory requirements on how mining operations must manage and protect wetlands. Although each country has its own requirements, the challenges mine operators face in gaining permits and executing permitting successfully are the same—namely, poor resource allocation (not timely assessing the natural resources on a project site), financial stress (delays from the permitting process), and negative external publicity. 

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