Ace in the hole

Ace in the hole

Ailbhe Goodbody looks at the use of in-the-hole drilling in the underground mining industry, as well...

Equipment

03 SEPTEMBER 2013

Strong, stable and straight

Ailbhe Goodbody spoke to five of the leading drill rig manufacturers to learn about the requirements...

Equipment

25 JANUARY 2012
Wassara system for Rana

Wassara system for Rana

In its move from open pit to underground mining, Rana Mines has decided to use the Wassara water powered...

Equipment

09 NOVEMBER 2010

Atlas Copco takes Simba W6 C global

Paul Moore reports on the rollout of Atlas Copcos ITH drill rig, which uses water-powered Wassara hammers...

Equipment

10 AUGUST 2009
Atlas Copco W6 C ITH drill rig rolls out globally

Atlas Copco W6 C ITH drill rig rolls out globally

After more than two years of successful production use at LKAB's Kiruna and Malmberget iron ore mines,...

Equipment

11 JUNE 2009

Block cave drilling

The way in which ITH and top hammer underground drill rigs are used to develop and produce ore in block...

Management

09 APRIL 2009