Austin Powder Launches E*STAR Tunnel

Austin Powder released its new E*STAR Tunnel, developed for rapid tunnel blasting deployment while reducing post-blast plastic residue in the muck pile. Austin Powder is committed to continuously improving its products and is proud to introduce the E*STAR Tunnel detonator as the latest edition to the E*STAR Electronic Initiation System. The robust design and exceptional leakage tolerance make the E*STAR…

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BME’s New AXXIS Silver Aims at Small Mines, Quarries

Ensuring that quarries and smaller mines can leverage the latest generation of its renowned AXXIS digital initiation system, Omnia company BME has recently launched AXXIS Silver. According to Tinus Brits, BME’s global product manager – AXXIS, the AXXIS Silver offering is a powerful but slimmed-down version of the cutting-edge AXXIS Titanium product.  “AXXIS Silver embodies the key technological advancements of…

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Epiroc Introduces DM30 XC Blasthole Drill for Maximum Productivity

Epiroc introduced the DM30 XC blasthole drill that is suitable for a variety of multi-pass rotary and down-the-hole (DTH) drilling applications. Built off the same proven, reliable platform as the Epiroc DM30 II, the new DM30 XC offers 33% more power and many benefits to customers, the company stated. The DM30 XC is designed for maximum productivity and efficiency due…

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Hexagon Introduces Geoslate App to Simplify Drillhole Logging

Hexagon’s Mining division announced that it has introduced HxGN MinePlan GeoSlate, a mobile, geological drillhole logging application that simplifies the field data collection process. Quick and easy to use, GeoSlate collects field drillhole data via a recommended field-ready mobile tablet. It integrates with MinePlan 3D, completing the geology workflow from exploration through resource estimation. Built for optimal performance and designed…

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New Updates to BlastMetriX UAV Optimize Blast Performance

3GSM GmbH, developer of software that optimizes blasting and reduces inherent environmental issues, announces several significant updates to its flagship BlastMetriX UAV software. Advancing blast performance and safety, the new version improves communication with smart drills, offers face profiling enhancements and delivers more sophisticated drill pattern analysis.  “3GSM works closely with its blasting customers to adapt to new challenges faced…

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Sandvik Appoints Gill Rock Drill New Boom Drills Distributor

Gill Rock Drill Company Inc., Lebanon, Pa., now supplies Sandvik’s comprehensive range of boom drills, rock tools and full aftermarket support for customers in New Jersey and counties of Maryland, Virginia and Eastern Pennsylvania.  Gill Rock Drill Co. is a family owned and operated full-service manufacturing and distributor organization providing equipment and tooling sales, service support, contracting and rentals to…

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Epiroc Launches Mobius for Drills, A Data Hub for Mine Operations

Epiroc, in partnership with ASI Mining LLC, introduced Mobius for Drills, a new platform to convert data into useful, actionable information. Mobius for Drills will lead mines toward automation and connectivity. Featuring embedded artificial intelligence, the user-friendly Mobius system enables multi-vehicle command, control and monitoring to maximize productivity and safety.  “We think of it as a tool to directly support…

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Dr. Calvin Konya (1943-2021)

Dr. Calvin Konya, a long-time contributor to Rock Products and to the entire industry, died on Nov. 28.  Dr. Konya began his accomplished career in mining engineering by receiving his bachelor’s in mining engineering from the Missouri School of Mines, followed by a master’s in mining engineering from the Missouri School of Mines, Masters in Engineering Management from the Missouri…

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