With safe boring techniques an imperative in underground mine development, boxhole boring provides a mechanised, non-entry solution for the excavation of stope slot rises, ore rises, through passes and ventilation passes.
Where access to the upper level is limited or not possible, the boxhole boring machine sits at the lower level, and a raise is bored upward. Cuttings fall under gravity and are deflected from the machine using a muck chute.
RUC Mining has a range of drills available to complete boxhole boring safely and quickly, with a capability of up to 50 m in length and 1.5 m in diameter. Boring can be completed with or without a pre-drilled pilot hole, either vertically or inclined down to 45° from the vertical.
Our game-changing range of drills allows us to complete boxhole boring up to 60m in length and 1.5m in diameter quickly and safely.