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Temporary Rib Pillar Method

Pre-charge temporary pillars with WebGen™ for reduced dilution and increased truck fill factors.

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WebGenTM has enabled new revolutionary mining methods to extract ore pillars that previously could not be recovered.

The Temporary Rib Pillar (TRP) method allows temporary pillars to be pre-charged with WebGenTM to hold back the waste rock back fill in mining methods like modified AVOCA. The inaccessible pillars can be blasted later delivering reduced dilution, increased truck fill factors and improved overall productivity.

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Improved ore recovery This link will open in a new window

A measurable improvement in conditions of the stope walls has delivered a 34% reduction in waste dilution based on WebGen™ application at Newmont Goldcorp in 2018.

Increased productivity This link will open in a new window

20% improvement in mucking productivity by eliminating waste rehandling and improving truck fill factors based on WebGen™ application at Newmont Goldcorp in 2018.

Improved safety This link will open in a new window

Eliminate operator exposure to load and tie-in.

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

A New Era of Blast Initiation Systems reducing Safety Risks, Costs and enabling Automation (pdf 931KB) This link will open in a new window

Technical Paper
This paper will discuss the history and development of wireless blasting, describe the verification, and validation performed and introduce the advantages of the next gener ...

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Reducing Dilution with Technology (pdf 1009.8KB) This link will open in a new window

Abstract Paper
A twist on the AVOCA mining method is made possible at Newmont Goldcorp’s Musselwhite Mine utilizing Orica’s wireless, through the earth initiation system.

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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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Temporary Rib Pillar Method This link will open in a new window

Temporary Rib Pillar Animation
Temporary pillars are pre-charged with WebGen™ to hold back the waste rock back fill in mining methods like modified AVOCA​.

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