Mining Operations

Mining was initially limited to the areas adjoining the plant location. After stripping waste of approximately 1.5 metres, free dig graphite ore was mined and processed. The soft nature of the weathered material means there is low impact on the mining fleet and operations do not require large-scale capital intensive machinery. The current fleet includes:

  •   1 Dosan 22 tonne hydraulic excavator with 1.2 CuM bucket
  •   1 JCB 13 tonne hydraulic excavator with 0.6 CuM bucket
  •   2* 9 tonne Thwaite four wheel drive hydraulic tippers

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