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Fragmentation Analysis


Handheld PortaMetrics™ is a safer, faster alternative to traditional means of analyzing fragmentation. This article explains how Capstone Mining’s Pinto Valley copper mine in Arizona used PortaMetrics™ to improve its crusher throughput.

In this article you will understand:

  • Why Pinto Valley’s drill and blast specialist, Nathalie Légaré, believes that PortaMetrics™ has paid for itself at Pinto Valley.

  • How PortaMetrics™ has helped Pinto Valley increased their crusher throughput from ~48,000 tonnes per day (tpd) to ~56,000 tpd.

  • How Pinto Valley used PortaMetrics™ to improve their loading times and fill factor.

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