Milan Mikolas
2012 SGEM2012 12th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference   unpublished
Utilization of mechanized methods of dimension stone quarrying has caused an accelerated revenue generation and hence increased profit margin. Bench cutting through diamond wire saws are one of such mechanized method. In Pakistan, this technique is being used by few companies one of the pioneers of which is M/s Indus Mining (private) limited-IML. One of its operational quarries is of black mamba granite. Inspite of fairly large quantity of compatible machinery and technically skilled labor, it
more » ... skilled labor, it had been unable to produce a profit generating production. A set of plans were proposed which require the duration ranging from one week to five months for their implementation. These plans comprised of technical change in benching, optimum utilization of workers and machinery, workers' morale boosting and origination of a new level for production. When these plans had been implemented the mine observed a remarkable increase in the production.
doi:10.5593/sgem2012/s03.v1067 fatcat:meknfo2xjzcldaitc4mwoe4r5i