Glencore – Mount Isa Mines


Glencore Copper


Mount Isa Region, Queensland, Australia


Underground and surface drilling, ~35,000m per annum

Project Challenges

  • Managing multiple rigs and multiple sites
  • Angled drilling in areas
  • Terrain for drill pads
  • Adverse temperature conditions given Northern Territory location
  • Deep hole drilling, ~2,000m holes
  • Multiple sites with unique induction processes

Our Approach and Equipment Used

  • 1 X LM90, 1 X LM30, 1 XLM1300 (surface conversion), 1 X DE880’s and 1 X Schramm T685
  • Four 8×8 support trucks
  • Two Auxiliary booster and compressor trucks
  • Four Mine Specified Toyota Land Cruiser LV’s
  • Fuel and water pods
  • Containers with critical spares
  • Survey equipment

Client Outcomes

  • Zero Lost Time Injuries (LTI’s)
  • Deep hole drilling to 2,000m
  • Rigs and crews inducted and providing versatility across multiple sites
  • Program performed on time and to budget

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