Abstract – How Big is Too Big?: Improving Mill and Mine Production with Better Blasting
CIM Vancouver 2016
Mr Gene Tucker (Manger, Mining - KGHM International Ltd.)
Improving Mine and Mill production is an ongoing project at every mine site. There are many things we can do to improve the equipment that we use, but generally the biggest improvements are related to the size of the material that is being mined and milled. This paper will provide a review of the efforts to improve the productivity of Mine and Mill equipment through the optimization of blasting at Taseko’s Gibraltar Mine, and the results that have been achieved.