Drill and blast and beyond

Debbie Darling takes a deep dive into the world of mineral extraction at open pit mines and specifically the how, why and where of surface drilling used for the extraction process considering the impact it has on the local environment and how that can be sustainably managed.

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The emissions caused by the use of heavy plant in open pit mining sites is increasingly becoming a cause for concern

Surface drilling - otherwise known as surface mining or quarrying - is basically one of several key processes for extracting various minerals from different types of land.