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PortaMetrics™


Since comminution is the most energy-intensive component of the mining process, fragmentation analysis is essential to blast optimization.
In this case study, a Canadian mine uses PortaMetrics™ to optimize powder factor and reduce excess energy during blasting.

In this case study you will understand:

  • How over- and under-blasting negatively impact productivity.

  • Why traditional fragmentation analysis tools are an imperfect solution for blast optimization.

  • How PortaMetrics™ helped a Canadian copper and gold mine save ~350,000 kilograms of explosives over a six-blast study period.

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