Drill & Blast Optimisation
2 Day Course

$2,495.00 exc. GST (per person)

Course Full

Course code: UGDB002

Contact us for course date information.

Course Description

Course Information and Overview
Detailed drill and blast underground engineering concepts and optimisation

Course Outcomes

Advanced Drill and Blast Principles

  • Timing and sequencing
  • Slashing design
  • Design a working plan from set parameters
  • Critically evaluating extraction method

Stope Design and Optimisation

  • Complex stope design
  • Mining economics
  • Charging risks and considerations

Additional Conciderations

  • Backfill considerations and complications
  • Data and physicals tracking
  • Management and reporting


  • 2 – 4 years’ experience in an underground drill and blast engineering role Undergraduate degree in
  • Science (Mining)
  • Engineering (Mining)


Course Objectives
This course is designed to equip D&B engineers with the skills and knowledge to address D&B problems encountered within underground mining. They will learn how to critically assess common problems encountered in an underground production engineering role, apply strategic thinking to identify solutions, and how to optimise production methods.

Course Content

Day 1

Advanced Drill and Blast Principles

  • Detailed D&B concepts to problem solving case studies to real mine situations
  • Timing and sequencing
  • Slashing designs
  • Create working designs
  • Critically thinking extraction method not just doing the standard/ same repetition.

Day 2

Stope design and optimisation

  • Stope design and optimisation
  • Mining economic considerations

Additional Conciderations

  • Charging through broken ground
  • Brow management
  • Back fill considerations and complications
  • Data/physicals tracking, management and reporting

Assessment Method

  • Simulated learnings and tutorials
  • Group problem solving
  • Exercise D&B design
  • Case study

Fees and Registration

1-2 people $2,495.00 per person
3-5 People (from same mine) $2,395.00 per person

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