What is a hydraulic rock breaker?

A hydraulic rock breaker is a powerful pounding hammer that is fitted to an excavator for demolishing concrete structures or rocks. It is powered by an auxiliary hydraulic system from the excavator, which is fitted with a foot-operated valve for this purpose. Due to a unique advanced technology, Montabert hydraulic breakers have patented designs which offer […] Read more »

Montabert USA unveils new drill attachment

Montabert’s American division launched its latest industrial drilling attachment – the CPA295 – in Las Vegas last month. This innovative rock drilling equipment, which raises the bar when it comes to production rates, is set to make its presence felt in both the construction and mining sectors.   Let’s find […] Read more »

Sustainability in mine rehabilitation

Every mine has a maximum lifespan – but once its productive life is over, can it play a useful role in the surrounding community?   Mine rehabilitation in South Africa is moving to the next level, with mineral extraction facilities being repurposed to provide essential services and new types of […] Read more »

Mining deaths fall in 2016

The number of miners who lost their lives in workplace accidents declined in 2016, confirming that efforts by government and mining companies are having a lasting effect on safety in the mineral resources sector.   Mining deaths fall to all-time low   2016 saw the fewest number of mining deaths […] Read more »

The world’s largest diamond mine opens

In a major development in the diamond mining industry, De Beers Canada in partnership with Mountain Province Diamonds have officially opened the world’s largest diamond mine – Gahcho Kue. Arctic circle mine set to produce over 50 million carats Located 280 kilometres Northeast of Yellowknife near the Article Circle, the […] Read more »

The top mining schools in the world

Every year, the world’s top universities are assessed for the quality of their education, research and credibility with employers in the QS World University Ranking. Where mining engineering is concerned, this year’s rankings paint an interesting global picture. While the top 10 universities are mostly located in the US, Canada […] Read more »

Advances in tunnelling technology

Tunnel drilling is one of the costliest and most complex areas of engineering, requiring in-depth planning and specialised equipment to ensure a safe and reliable installation.   Fortunately, recent technological advances are making the tunnel-drilling process faster and more cost-effective. In this article, we will provide you with an update […] Read more »