Redpath Raiseboring completed another record-breaking hole last week at Kirkland Lake Gold’s Macassa Mine. At a length of 3,312 feet (1,010 m), this raise became the longest raisebore hole ever accomplished in the Northern Hemisphere and all of the Americas. This concludes the first of the planned twin, 12-foot diameter ventilation raises extending from surface down to 5617 Level. The hole was accomplished in two stages with two machines drilling concurrently; a Redbore 70 underground and a Redbore 90EX on surface, completing individual ventilation raises of 2,167 feet (660 m) and 3,312 feet (1 ,010 m) respectively. The Redbore series raisebore machines were designed and manufactured in-house by Redpath in North Bay, Canada. For more information, please click here.
Largest single raiseboring contract in the Redpath Group’s 59-year history. Redpath Australia is excited to announce the award of a significant surface raisebore contract in New South Wales, in southeastern Australia. The contract scope involves three Redbore rigs; Redbore 100, Redbore 90EX and Redbore 90. All three rigs are designed and manufactured in North Bay, Canada, and are contracted for eight holes, totalling 5.3 km. For more information, please click here.
Boring solutions have been breaking records, improving safety, gaining acceptance, and ultimately changing the suppliers that offer them. Engineering & Mining Journal’s recent article highlights Redpath’s shaft-sinking capabilities. Read more here.
Redpath Canada Limited and SafeSight Exploration Inc. are the recipients of the Ontario Mine Contractors Safety Association’s (OMCSA) Safety Innovation Award for 2020. The Redpath and SafeSight collaboration has developed the SafeSight MRC Rail RunnerTM, a significant advancement in the safe use of the Mechanized Raise Climber (MRC) for mining and civil applications. For more information, please click here.
Here is how Redpath achieved the largest bored raise in the Northern Hemisphere earlier this year. Click here for the English video.
The Redpath Group recently secured the sale of six Redbore raise drills destined for the Chilean market. For more information, please click here.
In an Engineering & Mining Magazine interview, Redpath’s President, Americas, Paul Healy, discusses the effects of the pandemic and the importance of innovation and continuous improvements within Redpath.
Read the interview here.
The Redpath Group reached a milestone this week, as the company completed an 875 metre by 6.3 metre diameter raise at Niobec Mine in Québec, Canada. Learn more here.