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
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.
Block caving is...