V.A. Guskov, Director, Mining Department, ZAO EVROCEMENT Group;
A.V. Zemtsov, General Director, ZAO Pikalevsky Cement;
S.P. Utkin, Director, Mining, ZAO Pikalevsky Cement;
Yu.B. Pankevich, Wirtgen Expert in the blast-free technology A case study is described of Wirtgen Surface Miners operation at a limestone quarry of the ZAO Pikalevsky Cement. Blast-free thin slicing technology used at this quarry is discussed along with performance and economic indices of surface miners in the actual mining conditions of the deposit being developed.