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Steps to Success: How to Improve Drill and Blast Operations

There are many specific needs and challenges faced in the underground and open cut drill and blast environments. The emergence of new technologies in both explosives and drilling, in addition to changing security legislations regarding chemical handling means that it has never been more important to examine improvements that can be made to further increase your profit and achieve optimal fragmentation.

Ahead of the Drill and Blast WA Conference in November 2012, Mining IQ spoke to Jason Mills, General Manager – Victoria for Octagonal Resources Pty Ltd, to discover the steps that need to be taken in order to improve drill and blast operations in order to increase profitability and efficiency.

Steps to Success: How to Improve Drill and Blast Operations.

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