Unearthed Adelaide 201510 Oct - 12 Oct
Driving Startup Style Innovation in the Resource Sector
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Increasing the Rate of ‘Direct Tipping’
Moving ore from the source directly to the primary crushing facility as safely and cost effectively as possible is a key objective of most mining operations. At Prominent Hill, ore is mined in the open pit using excavators in a conventional manner paired with a fleet of 793 Caterpillar haul trucks. However because of ore body complexity (poly metallic, multiple copper mineral species, variable grades etc.) not all ore mined is required for immediate crushing.