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industry for many years due mainly to the absence of credible alternative methods to
address such situations. NoneX

TM
offers the industry a solution, which allows a

controlled approach to excavation in these difficult situations without the vestiges of
damage associated with traditional methods of rockbreaking using explosives.

The NoneX

TM
rockbreaking method, developed by NXCO Mining Technologies, has

recently been applied to several applications in a wide variety of rock conditions. The
NoneX

TM
technology allows a tailored rock breaking (“TRB”) approach whereby energy

can be applied more efficiently to break and dislodge the rock in a controlled fashion,
which can be optimally adapted to suit the rock breaking requirements of any particular
situation in all types of rock conditions.


ADVANTAGES & DISADVANTAGES OF NONEX
TM




Q. What are the advantages of using NoneX

TM
?



A (1) NoneX

TM
is environmentally sensitive

a minimal fly rock (< 10m)
b minimal vibration
c lower noise and overpressure levels than conventional explosives
d negligible noxious gasses


(2) Similar yields to small-diameter conventional blasting can be achieved

with NoneX
TM

using smaller charge weights. Primary rockbreaking yields
typically around 1m

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, in hard in-situ rock pavements, can be achieved

using a 100g NoneX
TM

cartridge. Significantly greater secondary-breaking
yields are produced when breaking boulders rather than in-situ rock


(3) Only localised clearance of personnel is required with NoneX

TM
.

Production is optimised as no downtime to loading and hauling equipment
is experienced due to site evacuation during initiation.


(4) NoneX

TM
is safer to transport, store and use than conventional

explosives.



(5) NoneX
TM

can be used with low capital, lightweight equipment – One small
hand-held drill rig is all that is needed to drill the hole.

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