Mechanised Mining / Raise Drilling / Boxhole Boring

Karari UG Mining

Karari UG Mining Services


Scope of Works

Turnkey underground mining services for the Karari Underground Mine, including:

  • The establishment of four portals; Main Decline, Exploration Decline, Switch back 5 and Whirling Dervish, with in excess of 14,000m of total development
  • Conventional and tele-remote loading of over 1,300,000 tonnes of ore
  • Haulage of all capital development, level development and stope ore and waste to surface ROM and waste stockpiles
  • All vertical development works comprising some 3,000m of raise drilling and boxhole slots
  • All underground construction and civils including vent walls, concrete collar and civil foundations


Project Highlights

  • One Lost Time Injury (LTI) recorded for the project
  •  Averaging over 300m per month of fully supported development with a single Sandvik DD421-60 jumbo, over eight consecutive months, peak performance of 357m in a single month
  • First Mining Contractor to install and implement whole of mine, whole of fleet real time tracking system for improved safety and productivity
  • Ramped up production from 59,183 tonnes of ore in February 2017 to 111,515 tonnes in May 2017 an increase of 188% in three months.