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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BME Offers AXXIS Initiation System

For blasting markets that place great value on a robust, safe and easy-to-use electronic detonation solution, mines and quarries in the Americas can consider BME’s latest-generation system – AXXIS Titanium.  “As the most advanced version of BME’s proven AXXIS digital initiation system, AXXIS Titanium breaks new ground for blast efficiency and mine productivity,” said Aaron Austin, general manager Americas at…

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Orica’s FRAGtrack Provides Insights into Blasting Outcomes

One of the largest quarries in the state of Georgia, Midsouth Aggregates’ Warren County operation, has implemented Orica’s latest FRAGTrack Conveyor technology to produce optimal aggregate, reducing operational costs and increasing saleable product. The site has faced challenges designing blasts that consistently produce aggregate close to the economically optimal band of ¾-in. to 2-in. Without careful blast design, blasts produce…

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Sandvik to Showcase DR410i Rotary Blasthole Drill Rig at MINExpo

Sandvik will have several of its latest innovations on display for the first time anywhere at MINExpo 2021 in Las Vegas, Sept. 13-15. Sandvik’s 20,200-sq.-ft. exhibit at Central Hall 3, booth #6212 will demonstrate the company’s commitment to “Innovation in Mining – Make the Shift,” a theme that underscores its focus on helping customers mine more sustainably through technology.

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