Drill, blast, load and haul optimisation of the overburden removal at LO Trimouns

Julia Tschugg

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At LO Trimouns (Rio Tinto Minerals) in France the excavation of waste material is done by drilling, blasting, loading and hauling. Through a lot of measuerments and observations taken in the field an optimization of the whole drill-blast-load-haul cycle could be avhieved. Specifically it ended in a total change of the blasting pattern wich could be tested in the mine. Proposals were made regarding the change of the geometric layout of the overburden benches.
Translated title of the contributionOptimierung von Bohren und Sprengen, Laden und Transportieren im Zuge der Abraumgewinnung bei LO Trimouns
Original languageEnglish
  • Moser, Peter, Supervisor (internal)
Award date4 Apr 2014
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Bibliographical note

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  • Drilling
  • Blasting
  • Loading
  • Hauling
  • Overburden
  • Trimouns
  • Talc

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