WE’RE CHANGING THE FACE OF UNDERGROUND MINING IN AFRICA BY INTRODUCING WORLD-CLASS PRACTICES, NEWER AND BIGGER MINING TECHNOLOGY AND NEW SKILLS. YOU’LL FIND WE CAN OUTPERFORM TON-FOR-TON TRADITIONAL OWNER-OPERATOR UNDERGROUND MINING OPERATIONS.
Underground mining is carried out when the rocks, minerals, or precious stones are located at a distance far beneath the ground to be extracted with surface mining.
To facilitate the minerals to be taken out of the mine, the miners construct underground rooms to work in. The mining company selects the best feasible way to get the minerals extracted out. Most mining is carried out using; Continuous mining that employs a continuous mining mechanism to cut the coal deposits from the walls.
This means there is less of blasting and drilling and utilizes fewer miners down in the mines. It is safer than the yester year techniques of mining that is being described on our coal mine tour page. This kind of mining is done when the rock or mineral is on the side of a mountain.
This makes it an easy, cheaper way to mine. Minerals that are mined with draft mining are gold, coal etc. with slope mining, the coal or mineral bed is located very deep and parallel to the ground. It is called a slope mine because the shafts are slanted.