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By Shane Lasley
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Autonomy makes block cave mining safer

Newcrest integrates autonomous truck into underground fleet Metal Tech News – Nov. 18, 2020


Last updated 7/10/2022 at 2:55pm

Autonomous mining Block caving Newcrest Ltd. Australia Aaron Brannigan


Remote operations of mining equipment is helping to keep operators out of harms way at Newcrest Mining's Cadia underground block cave mine in Australia.

Newcrest Mining Ltd.'s Cadia East gold-copper-molybdenum mine in Australia is a bit safer with the integration of a remote operated MacLean water cannon into the fleet of automated equipment there.

Mining water cannons, essentially water hauling trucks with a high-pressure water jet, are used to blast out wedged rocks that get lodged in underground block cave mining drawpoints.

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