Evolution Mining – Mount Rawdon Mine


Evolution Mining


Mount Rawdon, Queensland, Australia


In-pit and pit rim infill drilling program

Project Challenges

  • Constrained timelines to commence program
  • Deep reverse circulation drilling requirements
  • Shallow angled drilling in areas
  • Size and location of drill pads
  • Safety procedures to manage double shift, RC drilling
  • Management of hole deviation
  • Drilling through blasted ground

Our Approach and Equipment Used

  • 1 x Schramm T685 Truck Mounted Rig
  • 1 x Sandvik DE 880 Truck Mounted Rig
  • 1 x Dust Suppression Unit
  • 2 x 8×8 MAN Support Trucks
  • 3 x Mine Specification Toyota Hilux LV’s
  • 4 x Self Bunded Lighting Plants
  • 1x Auxiliary Compressor and Booster Truck
  • 2 x Spares Containers

Client Outcomes

  • Shallow angled holes of -52 degrees successfully completed
  • Site record for deepest reverse circulation hole
  • Termination depth of completed holes reached without use of ancillary equipment required
  • Greater RC depth reached than previous drilling contractor within first three holes
  • Site specific Safety Management Plan, Risk Assessments and Safe Work Procedures created for MRO
  • Unique methodology created to drill through blasted and broken ground
  • Mitchell HSE Manager approved to induct crew members onto MRO site as required

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