The benefits of measuring Shotcrete during application

Grace Tupling

Ground support operations are critical in most underground mines, not only for the longer-term durability of tunnels, but also for the immediate safety of people working in new drives who may be conducting various operations at a heading or barricade. Shotcrete has been used for decades either solely, or in combination with other stability support methods, such as mesh and …

Quickly and Safely Mapping our Underground World

Harriet Brewitt

Creating highly-accurate underground maps for the mining and natural resource sector is one of the most demanding forms of surveying. Most mine environments are hazardous, and mining professionals need to work in tight, enclosed spaces, which are uneven and difficult to access. GPS coverage is, of course, non-existent. One firm embracing these challenges is Beck Engineering, an Australian mining engineering …