Drill play wins award

A REMOTE-controlled blast hole drill that Anglo American claims is a world-first has won the Innovation (Miner) Award at the 2020 Queensland Mining Awards.

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The drill rig can continually add and remove multiple drill rods during the drilling process without operator intervention, making it more efficient and consistent.

According to Anglo American the drill is the first known rotary blast hole rig to be able to complete multi-pass operations remotely.