Recent advances in underground mining technology
Keep up-to-date with the latest trends in mining technology
Australian underground mines are at the leading edge of performance. But it’s a fast-moving industry, and significant changes have taken place in recent years.
The industry has invested heavily in the development and implementation of new mining technologies, with a focus on digitization and automation. This has led to significant improvements to mechanized underground mining productivity.
This whitepaper focuses on the four key mechanised mining activities: jumbo development, long-hole drilling, LHDs, and decline trucking. It contains a detailed productivity and cost analysis plus descriptions of recent adaptations to mining systems and practices. The analysis looks at productivity data from two distinct periods, 2000–04 and 2015–19, drawn from AMC’s unique SmartData™ system, the world’s most comprehensive mining knowledgebase.
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by AMC Consultants