Industry Insight: Drill & Blast Operations at Thiess
Posted: 04/10/2012 12:00:00 AM EDT | 0
The increasing market demand for resources, coupled with the shortage of skilled drill and blast engineers, means there is an urgent need to escalate levels of productivity. It is critical that the best levels of fragmentation are achieved first time round, and that losses are minimised.
Evandri Wancik is the Principal Drill and Blast Engineer at Thiess, and a key speaker at the Drill & Blast 2012 conference, taking place in Brisbane in April.
Mining IQ recently caught up with Evandri for a pre-conference Q&A, which you can download below, during which he covers:
• How the QA/QC process has been applied to drilling and loading to minimise loss
• The role of gamma logging in drill and blast projects and its benefits
• The process around the introduction of dynamic buffering
• How in-house software has been used to simplify the loading process
Want to find out more?
You can join Evandri on 17-18 April at Drill & Blast 2012, where he will be presenting a session entitled 'Quality Control and Quality Analysis - Minimise Losses'.
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