III. MINE OPERATION
Prepare Drill Bench
Level bench with bulldozer - Inspect highwall for potentialrockfalls and scale as necessary- Survey and lay out drill holes
- Load explosives intoboreholes-
Connect detonators so as togive desired firing order andtimes- Fire when safe to do so
Load Fragmented Material
- soft material will be fragmentedby the cutting action of theloading machine(Belt Conveyor or LHD)
Ore and waste- can be local, as with rubber-tiredvehicles used in a gathering mode,or long distance-Haulage can be cyclical or continuous.i. Cyclical: trucks or load-and-carryvehicles.ii. Continuous: conveyor belts or pipelines.