Thursday, 13 August 2020
Vibration Reduction in Blasting in Open Pit Mine
Austmine Limited

Vibration Reduction in Blasting in Open Pit Mine

Deadline: Monday 8th June 2020.

EXPANDE invites you to prequalify for a new challenge of Teck's Carmen de Andacollo Mine “Reduction of vibration produced by blasting in open pit mine”.

During the extraction of minerals in open pit mines, blasting operations are carried out producing shock waves and therefore vibration and noise that can be perceived by the inhabitants of nearby settlements. Vibration levels will depend on a number of factors and variables that mining planning must consider.

At Teck CDA the vibration produced by blasting are currently below the maximum allowed by Chilean regulations, therefore, a maximum number of drilling wells is determined for each blast shot. However, since the mine is located close to a populated area, Teck CDA is interested in taking additional measures to further minimize the perception of blasting operations and thus ensure the quality of life of the inhabitants.

In this context, Expande will identify technological solutions that reduce the vibrations produced by blasting without affecting the continuity of extractive activities and mineral processing at the plant.

You can find out more about the challenge here.

To participate, follow this link: register and submit your proposal before Monday 8th June.

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