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Bringing the heat: thermal fragmentation comes of age

May 09, 2016  Bringing the heat: thermal fragmentation comes of age Share Canada-based junior gold miner Nippon Dragon Resources has developed a new, environmentally friendly mining method called thermal fragmentation, which uses heat to 'spall' high-grade mineral veins.

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Thermal Fragmentation Mining Method - Nippon Dragon Resources

Thermal Fragmentation Mining Method An extraction process with multiple benefits that solves the challenges of today The extraction process allows thermal fragmentation with an accuracy of 2 cm to quickly extract any type of hard rock up to 110 cm wide.

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FRAGMENTATION A fragmented approach - Hexagon Mining

FRAGMENTATION 70 International Mining MARCH 2015 Control, prediction, and imaging of rock fragmentation in blasting is ev r mo ip t ang s way to provide more consistent mill feed and reduce downstream comminution costs with more effective particle size reduction in th epi , ros Paul M A fragmented approach In essence, thermal fragmentation

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Thermal Fragmentation as a Possible, Viable, Alternative

An estimate showing a comparison between the thermal fragmentation mining concept and the long-hole mining method is presented and, finally, the future developments planned are listed. View Show

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Block caving: A new mining method arises Geoengineer

Jul 25, 2018  Block caving-A new mining method arises Block caving is a new alternative method of developing new mines or extending the operation of open pits. Block caving is an underground hard rock mining method that involves undermining an ore body, allowing it

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Thermal Fragmentation as a Possible, Viable, Alternative

Dec 06, 2019  In currently used mining methods, blasting techniques often causes dilution of valuable ore and results in costly processing requirements. In the context of narrow vein mining of thin and highly concentrated orebodies there is a need of a mining method that can reduce dilution in order to remain economically viable. This research project explored the viability of a new mining technology

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Author: Patrick Bouwmeester, Michael Tuck, Larissa Koroznikova, Steve Durkin
Thermal Fragmentation An Innovative Process for Mining

In order to minimise ore dilution, the thermal fragmentation mining method enables the operator to extract a narrow mineralised corridor, 30 cm to 1 m wide (according to the true width of the ore vein).

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Thermal Fragmentation: Nippon signs an exclusive lnsing

Apr 27, 2015  The Corporation holds a gold property with resources recognised in accordance with NI43-101, a modular treatment plant and also an exclusive lnse for the Thermal Fragmentation mining method

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MaXem Holdings new thermal fragmentation agreement for

The thermal fragmentation method is ideally suited to narrow vein mining. “I am very pleased with MaXem’s progress in the implementation of the thermal fragmentation mining method in South Africa and I hope that this agreement will be followed by several others of the same type”, stated Donald Brisebois, President and CEO of Nippon.

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Thermal Fragmentation: Reducing Mining Width When

less dilution when compared to conventional mining methods. The mining method reduces the environmental affects of mining operations since much smaller quantities of rock are displaced, stockpiled, and treated using chemical agents. The fully mechanised equipment operated by a 2-person team (1 thermal fragmentation operator, 1

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Mining Mine Tech Australia

MINING SERVICES Thermal Fragmentation is an economically viable, safe alternative to conventional mining methodologies. Thermal fragmentation utilises an in hole combustion process to cause primary solid state materials to fragment into small pebble size pieces and is especially effective in narrow vein high grade deposits. Thermal

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Blast fragmentation measurements in open pits

Blast fragmentation measurements in open pits Posted by John on 31st August 2017 David Varcoe, Principal Mining Engineer of AMC Consultants notes a recent project in which AMC was involved that required, amongst other activities, a review of options to measure blast fragmentation in an operating open pit mining environment.

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Cave mining-thestateoftheart - SAIMM

underground mining methods. Severalcavemines thatproduce hightonnages fromunderground are planning toimplement dropdowns of200mor more.Thiswillresultinaconsiderable change in theirmining environments. Thesechanges will necessitate detailed mineplanning, ratherthan thesimpleprojection ofcurrent mining methods togreater depths.

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fragmentation Mining and Blasting

FRAGMENTATION: Primary fragmentation occurs during the detonation phase. The shock waves exceed the compressive and the tensile strength capacity of the rock, and the rock is crushed and pulverized close to the drill hole, and radial cracks will be created out from the hole to a certain extent (equal to 4 5 times the hole radius).

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Nippon to begin training and implementation of the Thermal

Jun 07, 2018  Nippon to begin training and implementation of the Thermal Fragmentation mining method in Serbia with Metalfer Mining D.O.O By Published: June 7, 2018 9:35 a.m. ET

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Ore Reserve estimation for Block Cave Mines Using GEOVIA

Reserve Estimation for Block Cave Mines Using GEOVIA PCBC • A gradual reduction of grade/value as one moves away from the ore zone. This is moderately favorable. If the cave or mining extracts material outside the target ore zone, then the dilution material still may contribute metal.

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Thermal rock fragmentation - Applications in narrow-vein

An estimate showing a comparison between the thermal fragmentation mining concept and the long-hole mining method is presented and, finally, the future developments planned are listed. Keywords : Thermal rock fragmentation, Rock breaking, Open pit mining, , Bulk

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thermal fragmentation - Mining Magazine

MaXem has just signed a thermal fragmentation agreement with a mining company Development 07 JUNE 2017. Nippon signs agreement with Safescape. Nippon has signed a distribution agreement with Safescape for its thermal fragmentation mining method Development 28 APRIL 2015.

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(PDF) Rock Blasting in Underground Mining

Underground Mining Methods: Engineering Fundamentals and International Case Studies. Z.-X. Zhang, M. Wimmer International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences 104 (2018) 8493 92

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Fragmentation Assessment Studies for Mining

Fragmentation Assessment Studies for Mining New possibilities to quantitatively compare fragmentation in blasting and caving. In this article Dr Matthew Thurley explains wh y commercial in-pit rock fragmentation measurement systems cannot be reliable due to using photographic based imaging in an environment with uncontrolled lighting and

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Rocmec Mining thermal fragmentation mining method enters

By utilising the thermal fragmentation method in combination with conventional mining methods, the company aims to become a mid-tier gold producer. In addition, by providing serv agreements, the company intends to generate additional revenue and accelerate the spread of this unique technology.

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Mining Engineering < Colorado School of Mines

Mining methods covered include deep sea nodule mining, in situ gassification of coal, in situ retorting of oil shale, solution mining of soluble minerals, in situ leaching of metals, geothermal power generation, oil mining, nuclear fragmentation, slope caving, electro-thermal rock penetration and fragmentation.

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Top 10 Ways to Make Mines More Environmentally Friendly

Apr 29, 2014  1. Closing illegal and unregulated mines In context with enforcing regulations and maintaining steadfast legislation regarding a mine’s behavior and processes, the strict and swift closing of illegal or unregulated mining activity will set an environmental precedent within the industry.

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Numerical modelling for blast-induced fragmentation in

1. Introduction. Sublevel caving (SLC) is a mass mining method based upon the utilization of gravity flow of blasted ore and caved waste rock (Kvapil, 1998).The method functions on the principle that ore is fragmented by blasting, while the overlying host rock fractures and caves under the action of mine induced stresses and gravity (Bull and Page, 2000).

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Rocmec Mining thermal fragmentation mining method enters

By utilising the thermal fragmentation method in combination with conventional mining methods, the company aims to become a mid-tier gold producer. In addition, by providing serv agreements, the company intends to generate additional revenue and accelerate the spread of this unique technology.

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Mining Engineering < Colorado School of Mines

Mining methods covered include deep sea nodule mining, in situ gassification of coal, in situ retorting of oil shale, solution mining of soluble minerals, in situ leaching of metals, geothermal power generation, oil mining, nuclear fragmentation, slope caving, electro-thermal rock penetration and fragmentation.

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Top 10 Ways to Make Mines More Environmentally Friendly

Apr 29, 2014  1. Closing illegal and unregulated mines In context with enforcing regulations and maintaining steadfast legislation regarding a mine’s behavior and processes, the strict and swift closing of illegal or unregulated mining activity will set an environmental precedent within the industry.

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Numerical modelling for blast-induced fragmentation in

1. Introduction. Sublevel caving (SLC) is a mass mining method based upon the utilization of gravity flow of blasted ore and caved waste rock (Kvapil, 1998).The method functions on the principle that ore is fragmented by blasting, while the overlying host rock fractures and caves under the action of mine induced stresses and gravity (Bull and Page, 2000).

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SubLevel Stoping - Introduction to Sublevel Stoping

INTRODUCTION The sublevel stoping mining method is usually applied to a relatively steeply dipping, competent ore body, surrounded by competent wall rock. Ore is produced by drilling and blasting longholes, which can range from 50 mm (2 in.) to 200 mm (7% in.) diam, with lengths up to 90 m (300 ft).

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Nippon Dragon Thermal Fragmentation - youtube

Nov 13, 2014  The goal was to demonstrate to the industry that the Thermal Fragmentation mining method is efficient, simple, safe, economical and availe for ing in any hard rock mining operations

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Thermal Fragmentation: Nippon signs an exclusive

Thermal Fragmentation: Nippon signs an exclusive lnsing agreement for Australia Brossard (Quebec), April 27th, 2015 Nippon Dragon Resources Inc. (the “Corporation” or “Nippon”) (TSX-V Symbol: NIP), is extremely pleased to announce that it has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with SAFESCAPE for its patented Thermal Fragmentation mining method in various contracts

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Press Release Rocmec Mining Inc. Symbols: RMI: TSX-V

ROCMEC’S THERMAL FRAGMENTATION MINING METHOD OBTAINS TWO ADDITIONAL PATENTS AND ENHANCES EXISTING PATENTS Vaudreuil-Dorion, Quebec, February 24th, 2011Rocmec Mining Inc. («Rocmec» or the «company») (TSX-V: RMI) (FSE: D5O) announces that patents for its thermal fragmentation mining method have been granted for China and Mexico.

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Breakage and fragmentation modelling for underground

This empirical method introduces a mean in situ block size parameter based on the fracturing conditions of the rock mass. It also implements a three dimensional energy density distribution model to determine a design specific fragmentation factor. These two parameters are then applied to estimate the x50.

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Prediction of Rock Fragmentation in Open Pit Mines

Fragmentation of the rock after blasting is an important determinant of the cost associated with these two components of mine development. In this , fragmentation of the rock after blasting is estimated analytically by the use of neural net method.

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Asteroid Mining Methods

Developing Mining Methods for Asteroids • Types of mining methods: Classified by fragmentation energy storage • Self-supporting • Artificially supported • Caving Classified by access • Surface • Underground Classified otherwise • Spin-assisted • Others? • Mining method selection Market (output) controls

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Nippon successfully implements its Thermal Fragmentation

Nippon successfully implements its Thermal Fragmentation mining method in Australia Brossard (Quebec), December 22nd, 2015 Nippon Dragon Resources Inc. (the “Corporation” or “Nippon”) (TSX-V Symbol: NIP) , is extremely pleased to provide summary information regarding its Thermal Fragmentation activities in Australia with its distributor

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Application of laser scanning to measure fragmentation in

Existing fragmentation assessment methods There are a number of methods to measure fragmentation of broken rock including sieving, 2D and 3D image based methods and laser scanning. Sieving (or screening) is the most common method for measuring the

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Pract questions Final Flashcards Quizlet

Start studying Pract questions Final. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Search. This mining method cracks foundations and walls and causes floods and rock slides while mining for coal. habitat fragmentation and preserve design B) controlled burns C) drilling for oil in ANWR D) government

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Asteroid Mining Methods

Developing Mining Methods for Asteroids • Types of mining methods: Classified by fragmentation energy storage • Self-supporting • Artificially supported • Caving Classified by access • Surface • Underground Classified otherwise • Spin-assisted • Others? • Mining method selection Market (output) controls

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Nippon successfully implements its Thermal Fragmentation

Nippon successfully implements its Thermal Fragmentation mining method in Australia Brossard (Quebec), December 22nd, 2015 Nippon Dragon Resources Inc. (the “Corporation” or “Nippon”) (TSX-V Symbol: NIP) , is extremely pleased to provide summary information regarding its Thermal Fragmentation activities in Australia with its distributor

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Application of laser scanning to measure fragmentation in

Existing fragmentation assessment methods There are a number of methods to measure fragmentation of broken rock including sieving, 2D and 3D image based methods and laser scanning. Sieving (or screening) is the most common method for measuring the

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Pract questions Final Flashcards Quizlet

Start studying Pract questions Final. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Search. This mining method cracks foundations and walls and causes floods and rock slides while mining for coal. habitat fragmentation and preserve design B) controlled burns C) drilling for oil in ANWR D) government

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Thermal fragmentation tech readying for mining upswing

“Thermal fragmentation is a continuous mining method that does not rely on explosives. Soft explosives can, however, be used to break out any vein or rock remaining between the thermal holes.

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Thermal fragmentation and pulverization properties of

The fragmentation and pulverization properties of lignite in the different drying processes were investigated in this study. Lignite particles were dried at different temperatures (100, 140, and 180°C), particle sizes (625 mm) and drying time (060 min), and the parameters of fragmentation index (S f) and pulverization ratio (β) were used to describe the fragmentation and pulverization

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Blast Optimization and Ore Fragmentation Modeling

Cut-and-fill mining is a method that normally results in blasted rock with an advantageous size distribution. Block caving on the other hand often results in large amounts of boulders, since blasting of the rock is normally not used. It is clear that the relationship between fragmentation and costs varies strongly from mine to mine.

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How Miners Improve Production Efficiencies and Mine

How Mining Companies Improve Production Efficiencies and Mine Economics. of the mining style and method of excavation. the explosive distribution provide the correct fragmentation,” said

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Shrinkage stoping - QueensMineDesignWiki

Shrinkage stoping is a mining method used for steeply dipping, narrower ore bodies with self supporting walls and ore. It is an overhand mining method that relies on broken ore being left in the stope to be used as the “ing floor” and to support the walls. sufficient holes should be drilled to ensure good fragmentation that in turn

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Transverse longhole stoping - QueensMineDesignWiki

Transverse longhole stoping is a bulk mining method in which the long axis of the stope and access drifts are perpendicular to the strike of the orebody. Typically drawpoints are located in under-cut access drifts which extend from the footwall, and the free face is mined in a horizontal retreat from the hanging wall to the footwall

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Controlling fragmentation - Orica Mining Servs

Conclusion #1: Fragmentation control is one of the few ways to reduce volatility and increase overall production. This will be discussed further in a later section, giving case examples that consider a mine’s geology, the mining objectives, energy range of bulk explosives, blast design and initiating systems. 00 International Mining

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McGill gets funding for fragmentation research - Mining

McGill gets funding for fragmentation research drilling and blasting with explosives is the dominant method in the mining industry for the development of underground mine space and ore production. Developments such as shafts, ramps and drifts are traditionally made with this method. test and validate a revolutionary method for rock

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Long hole drilling for the platinum industry— a mining

long hole drilling method is to be successfully implemented in a sustainable economic manner. In-stope long hole drilling is the method whereby holes are drilled parallel to the face from a drill gully through to a toe gully. Figure 1 shows a typical in-stope long hole drilling layout utilizing trackless drill rigs1. Long hole ledging is the method

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Nippon to showcase thermal fragmentation - Mining Weekly

Quebec explorer and developer Nippon Dragon Resources has announced that it is restarting development at its Rocmec 1 gold property, which it will use as a showcase for thermal fragmentation technology. The company will employ its patented mining method at Rocmec 1, as well as conventional mining methods as warranted.

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