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

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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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