Monday, March 24, 2014

Overburden management takes experienced operators and management!

Overburden management
I was stripping some deep ground I had some years back. My two D-8's blade to blade pushed 25 to 30 yards a cycle.

I also had a D-9G and we set the D-8s on both sides and were pushing 60 yards plus on the downhill runs per cycle.

The overburden ratio to pay gravel was up to 20 to 1.

Overburden management is the key focus and number one priority to get it right. You have to have experienced operators and management, hands on at all times to keep it in balance. You have to keep pay gravel  going to the plant in accordance to your overall mining plan.