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 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.
|St Ives Gold||Goldfields Mining||Boxhole and escapeways||ongoing|
|Golden Grove Boxhole Escape Works||EMR Golden Grove||Boxhole and escapeways approximately 250m/month||ongoing|
|Tropicana Slots||AngloGold Ashanti||Boxhole and escapeways approximately 120m/month||ongoing|
|Dacian Gold||Mt Morgans||Slot raising in 4m x 4m drives with specially built Strata 80 Borers||2019-2020|
|De Grussa||Sandfire||Boxhole and Escape raises 120m / month||ongoing|
|Karari||Saracen Gold||Slot and escapeways raising, est 1000 metres per annum||2017|
Since 1996, Nick’s career to date has predominantly involved underground metalliferous mining.
His experience gained during this time has been from the ground up, having spent years working underground at the ‘coal face’ through to statutory and senior management positions on site and at corporate head offices. This has given Nick an in depth knowledge of all aspects associated with underground mining.
Tracey is a CPA qualified Accountant with 16 years’ experience working in various industries, including telecommunications, engineering and construction, professional services and the property sector. She started her career in Perth with Gascoine Group and VDM Engineering and Construction, before moving to London to work for City of London Telecom. Tracey joined RUC in 2014 and manages the day-to-day finance function, supporting internal and external business stakeholders, Project Managers and The Board of Directors.