Orica launches new mine blast fragmentation technologies

Chemicals and explosives manufacturer Orica (ASX: ORI) has released a new automated rock sizing measurement technology called FRAGTrack. The automated fragmentation measurement device is part of the company’s BlastIQ digital blast technologies suite used to control blasting in mines worldwide. FRAGTrack uses binocular cameras and a 2D/3D image processing algorithm to capture real-time fragmentation measurement…

Leigh Creek Energy readies to sell gas for industrial use

In-situ coal gasification developer, Leigh Creek Energy (ASX: LCK) is closer to commercialising its extensive South Australian gas reserves. The company has received further certification of the gas reserve associated with the former Leigh Creek brown coal mine in SA and is advancing planning with strategic partners. Leigh Creek has successfully demonstrated underground coal gasification…