Crocodile River Mine's Long Haul to Sustainable Production by ProQuest


In the South African diamond industry De Beers has achieved highly mechanized underground mining, including world class automation of the haulage system at Finsch, as discussed in the January-February E&MJ cover story, and commenced remote controlled LHD operation at Cullinan. Albert Hartmann explained that the key steps taken to start increasing ore production from the section were: * A new structural interpretation by Applied Geology Services and accurate mine modeling using Datamine's Mine 2-4D and GSMI CADSMine software to build models from historical mining data.\n The Breakdowns foreman has a permanent morning shift team and a breakdown mechanic, plus three shift breakdown teams, each of which comprises two service technicians, one assembler and one electrician.

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