Burn your Bridges03 Sep - 31 Oct
The Newcrest Crowd
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Reduce the impact of rock bridges at our Telfer crusher
At our Telfer mine site in Western Australia, a top priority is to keep operations going without major interruptions. After planned maintenance, rock bridges are the single biggest issue preventing more ore moving through the crushers. For one single site like Telfer, the accumulated losses due to rock bridges can regularly surpass $10m per annum.
What is a rock bridge?
A rock bridge is when rocks form a “bridge” over the crusher, preventing further rocks from falling in. These bridges are generally due to two reasons: