Detecting the void

Dealing with historical workings stretching back 100 years and more than 1200m underground provides a daily challenge for Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines as it goes about its business at the famed Superpit. By Andrew Snelling.

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MiPlan's MiD&B solution has cut significant delays from KCGM's drill and blast process.

Also known as the Fimiston open pit, the giant hole in the ground has more voids than any other pit operation in the world, leading KCGM to have a dedicated voids team that uses historical plans and