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Lubambe Cooper Mine

Case Study published – Wassara is drilling faster, safer and more accurate in Zambia

October 27, 2016 10:23

Lubambe Copper Mine is an underground mining operation situated in the Zambian copper belt. The mine started production in 2012 and to reach deeper levels, there was a great need to extend the infrastructure.

Wassara’s water-powered drilling was chosen for many reasons:

  • The program ‘Because we care’
  • The need for long and flat holes
  • Very soft formations

The combination of the water-powered Wassara hammer and the water-powered drill rig from HPE was a true success for the mine. Not only had the drill holes been completed within the time schedule and deviation requirements of roughly 1 % but new standards for the work environment had been set as well.

Read the full version of the Case study here!

Case Study as PDF