130km SW Coober Pedy, SA
Coober Pedy, South Australia
Oz Minerals Ltd
Copper & Gold
KPI Adjusted Margin Alliance
November 2010 to July 2025
Establishing and development of the Malu and Ankata Decline, all level and vertical development, longhole open stoping with paste fill production activities.
Byrnecut has been involved at OZ Minerals’ Prominent Hill underground mine since cutting the portal in 2010.
Byrnecut has completed in excess of 80 kilometres of development and produced over 20 million tonnes of copper-gold ore. The project successfully transitioned to an Alliance style contract in 2020.
Byrnecut undertake all underground activities at Prominent Hill including development, longhole drilling and charging, paste fill, stope bogging and fibrecrete batching & application.
The mine utilises large scale underground mining equipment with 21t capacity Sandvik LH621 loaders extracting the ore using remote controlled and autonomous guidance systems.
Sandvik UG haul trucks undertake all underground haulage to the surface portal, where It is re-handled by the open pit fleet.
Prominent Hill is located in the remote arid northern Woomera region of South Australia, and is accessed by gravel all weather road and air transport.
Byrnecut operate the mine 365 days per year, 24 hours per day on a fly-in, fly-out basis from Adelaide. The company employs over 400 people with the majority residing in SA.
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Sandvik DD422i with Automation Upgrade
|Production Drills||Sandvik DL421-15C||4|
|Charge-up Units||Normet Charmec MC605D Emulsion||3|