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Stranded Pillar Recovery

Pre-charge pillars with WebGen™ for reduced extraction costs and increased ore recovery.

Pillar extraction is high cost and resource intensive in underground operations. Pre-charging the pillar with the main stope using WebGenTM can reduce extraction costs by eliminating the need to drill and blast a return development heading.

Increased ore recovery This link will open in a new window

Achieving significant extraction of ore block to plan.

Increase productivity This link will open in a new window

Reduce “Stope Open Time” and create opportunity for increased capacity for mine development elsewhere.

Reduce mining costs This link will open in a new window

Greater reduction in extraction costs.

Solutions

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Block Cave - Drawbell & Undercut​
Reduce cycle times by pre-charging rings with WebGen™. Eliminate the need for rill stabilisation and redrilling​
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Block Cave - Hang-Up Blasting
Reduce exposure time to drawpoints and wet muck hazards. Tele-remote solution reduce production delays and increase drawpoint availability.
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Block Cave - Pre-Conditioning
Reduce complexity of the drill and blast process, remove people from hazardous areas and complete mining cycle faster.
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Open Cut
Reduce complexity on bench and eliminate wire related misfires. Enabling new and better ways of mining in steeply dipping coal seams or multi tier applications in hard rock.​
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Stranded Pillar Recovery
Pillar extraction is high cost and resource heavy. Reduce extraction costs up to 75% using wireless technology.​
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Sub Level Caves
By pre-charging blast holes WebGen™ offers a significantly safer solution at SLC operations, reducing exposure of personnel at the brow and the opportunity move more material per shift lowering overall cost per tonne.
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Sub Level Open Stope
Aggregating charging events will minimise re-entry to the stope, reduce dilution, maximise free bogging and increase the speed of stope turnover.
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Temporary Pillar Recovery​
Revolutionary mining method to extract ore pillars that previously could not be recovered. Using WebGen™ the inaccessible pillars can be blasted, reducing dilution by >30% and increasing truck fill factors.​

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Resources

WebGen™ Brochure (pdf 3.4MB) This link will open in a new window

WebGen™ Brochure
Completely eliminate the need for down-wires and surface connecting wires. WebGen™ enables new mining methods and blasting techniques to increase productivity and sa ...

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WebGen™ Introduction Video
WebGen™ World's first truly wireless initiating system

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