Dimension stone mining means drilling granite, extraction of marble and other forms of rock excavation using stone cutting machines, hydraulic rock drilling rigs and other equipment. Epiroc offers a wide variety of solutions for the dimension stone industry. Our dimension stone products SpeedROC 1F
Powerful machinery and explosives are used to mine granite out of the earth. This granite is extracted in blocks that are later shaped into granite slabs. Granite is one of the most popular types of dimension stone – stone that is quarried for the purpose of creating blocks or slabs.
Underground Mining equipment. Soft rock mines, such as coal, do not require the use of explosives for extraction. These rocks can be cut with the tools provided by modern technology. Soft rocks are also salt, potash, bauxite. In hard rock mines, extraction is carried out by drilling and blasting.
RC drilling allows for uncontaminated chip samples and can be used in all formation types. While it is more expensive and requires more equipment than rotary air blasting, its accuracy makes it one of the most popular mining exploration drilling techniques. It is primarily used for investigation.
Rock cutting is performed with stone cutting machines with cutting discs or ring mills, rope saws or cutters, which are mainly used to extract soft and medium hard rock rocks - marbles, limestones, shells, volcanic tuffs, dolomites. When mining a stone, the drilling stone-cutting units are also used.
the mine. For example, excessive knobs and depressions on the surface of a stone deposit may necessitate the use of smalle r equipment or special techniques to clean the stone. Inexperienced equi pment operators may easily corrupt good stripping practices (which are somewhat of an art and site specific). Spillage
We continually invest in state-of-the-art equipment and research. Whether the stone is marble, travertine or precious onyx, we mine precise blocks in well-organised structures. We have the capability to use the best extraction techniques for each project, including blasting, drilling and splitting, diamond wire cutting and chain sawing.