Drill and blasting best practices [Podcast]

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Rob Goddard, Senior Mining Engineer at BCD Resources discusses a number of issues surrounding best practice for blasting techniques, including:
 

  • The main differences between ‘in-reef’ mining and ‘radial in-reef ‘ mining
  • Threats and opportunities of new methods and key considerations with the implementation of the trial
  • Issues faced when deciding whether to adopt electronic detonators for blast initiation
  • Predictions for the next emerging technology in the drill and blast space
  • Dealing with environmental and social issues associated with D&B practices (i.e. vibration, noise effects and fume emissions)

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