The cutting edge of hard rock

Hard-rock cutting technologies have huge potential, not just for development purposes but also in a production setting. Ailbhe Goodbody finds out about recent progress in this space

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The cutter head of the Epiroc Mobile Miner 22H

For many years, mechanical cutting systems such as longwalls and continuous miners have been in use at coal mines as well as other soft rock applications such as salt, potash and trona as an