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Blast Away Your Energy Cost


Fragmentation Analysis


Comminution is the most energy intensive component of the mining process. This article explains how fragmentation analysis can improve blasting performance and help mine operators take the first steps towards achieving full mine-to-mill optimisation.

In this article you will understand:

  • How blast performance affects comminution costs downstream.

  • Which factors mine operators must consider when revising their blasting strategy.

  • How tools like PortaMetrics™ and ShovelMetrics™ can help with mine-to-mill optimisation.

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