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Australien

Boddington Gold Mine

Project description

Boddingtion is one of Australia’s largest producing gold mines and located within the Saddleback Greenstone Belt (SGB), an Archaen structure in the southwestern Yilgarn Craton. The exploration strategy was to identify the resource potential of the remainder of the greenstone belt, with the emphasis on high-grade lode-type deposits.

The mine produces gold and copper concentrate, and began its commercial production in 2009. As of December 2015, the annual gold production had reached 794’000 ounces and the annual copper production had peaked to 79 million pounds. It is operated by Newmont Mining Corporation, founded in 1921 and one of the world’s leading gold producers.

mageba scope

mageba received the order for the supply of a total of 10 RESTON-SPHERICAL bearings of type KE-1. This bearing type allows sliding movements along one horizontal axis, and resists forces in the perpendicular direction.

All bearings are equipped with ROBO-SLIDE, a high-grade sliding material that allows very high contact pressure and has an excellent abrasion resistance which enhances the durability of the overall bearing tremendously.

The bearings are used to ensure the controlled transfer of the forces in the mine’s pipe racks. These pipe racks transport the extractions gained from the exploration works in the mine and thus require proper facilitation of cumulative sliding movements.

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Illustration of a RESTON-SPHERICAL bearing of type KE showing its main components

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The finished bearings ready for dispatch

Key Data

Products:

RESTON-SPHERICAL bearings

Features:

Type KE-1 with ROBO-SLIDE

Installed:

2008

City:

Boddington

Structure:

Surface gold mine

Completion:

1987, Expansion in 2009

Owner:

Newmont Mining Corporation

Engineer:

Granor Rubber & Engineering