Surface Miner Wirtgen 2200 SM at Nikolaevsk Cement Works. Lafarge Tests Non-Blast Slicing Mining Technique

Pilot production tests of surface miner Wirtgen 2200SM took place in November of 2008 at the Dobryanskoe limestone deposit developed by Nikolaevsk cement works (Lviv Oblast, Ukraine). The article describes specifics of the mining technique, presents results of motion and time studies and measurements of the surface miner performance parameters, as well as fractional composition of the limestone produced at different milling parameters.