Raise bore drilling: mining South Africa's heart of gold
AngloGold Ashanti EVP for business strategy Mike MacFarlane in front of an image of a tunnel borer, which AngloGold hopes to convert for effective use in the mining industry. This is just one of several parallel projects aimed at returning South Africa to the top of the gold pile.
Raise bore drilling tests were conducted at the 3.9km deep TauTona gold mine.
RBD machines effectively remove the need to conduct wasteful and potentially...
Automated raise bore drilling removes workers from high-risk areas underground.
Mike MacFarlane believes tunnel borers can become revolutionary technology...