Prominent Hill Australia, SA

Location
130km SW Coober Pedy, SA

Nearest Town
Coober Pedy, South Australia

Client
Oz Minerals Ltd

Commodity
Copper & Gold

Contract Type
KPI Adjusted Margin Alliance

Contract Duration
November 2010 to July 2025

Scope
Establishing and development of the Malu and Ankata Decline, all level and vertical development, longhole open stoping with paste fill production activities.

Byrnecut has been involved at OZ Minerals’ Prominent Hill underground mine since cutting the portal in 2010.

Byrnecut has completed in excess of 40 kilometres of development and produced over 4.0 million tonnes of copper-gold ore. The project successfully transitioned to an Alliance style contract in 2020.

Byrnecut undertake all underground activities at Prominent Hill including development, longhole drilling and charging, paste fill, stope bogging and fibrecrete batching & application.

The mine utilises large scale underground mining equipment with 21t capacity Sandvik LH621 loaders extracting the ore using remote controlled and autonomous guidance systems.

Sandvik UG haul trucks undertake all underground haulage to the surface portal, where It is re-handled by the open pit fleet.

Prominent Hill is located in the remote arid northern Woomera region of South Australia, and is accessed by sealed road and air transport.

Byrnecut operate the mine 365 days per year, 24 hours per day on a fly-in, fly-out basis from Adelaide. The company employs over 400 people with the majority residing in SA.

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Prominent Hill
Australia, SA

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Development Drills Sandvik DD421
Sandvik DD422i
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Production Drills Sandvik DL421-15C 4
Cable Bolter Sandvik DS421C 1
Boggers Sandvik LH621 10
Trucks Sandvik TH663 16
Charge-up Units Normet Charmec 1614B ANFO 4

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