Maccaferri effective solutions for steeply sloped mines
An opencast or open pit mine is used to extract valuable deposits close to the earth’s surface. Here the fragmentation, loading, materials handling and production control require heavy equipment.
To maximise extraction volume and minimise the space for infrastructure, slopes within open pit mines can be steep. Material can detach from these slopes affecting mine safety and operations. Our solutions address these problems with a range of high performance steel meshes (Steelgrid® HR, HEA Panels and ring net Panels) and rockfall catch fences rated from 100kJ impact resistance.
Rockfall protection embankments for greater impact protection, up to 20,000kJ, are also available. These require much less maintenance than traditional catch fences and can accommodate numerous rockfall events without needing repair.