Updating Results

Sanip Gurung

Day 1

4.00 AM

Wake up at 4.00 am and getting ready to head to the airport to catch the airplane to site. Airplane departs at 6.30 am.

Drive

8.00 AM

Catch the bus to the office from Sunrise Dam airport, once at the office going through emails while eating breakfast and then attend the handover meeting with the team for about an hour. Working through emails and planning the days for the rest of the swing until midday.

Office

12.00 PM

Having lunch in the office.

1.00 PM

Heading over to the core yard in the afternoon.

Core yard

5.00 PM

Underground evening meeting.

5.30 PM

Bus back to camp and then dinner.

camp

Day 2

4.15 AM

Waking up to get ready for work.

4.45 AM

Catch the bus to the office.

5.00 AM

Attend the morning underground meeting that will last for 10 minutes to get an update of how the night shift went in terms of hazards, incidents, total ore haulage, status of current stope and which drives have been charged and what the plan is for day shift crew.

5.45 AM

Pre-start meeting.

6.00 AM

Geotechnical department pre-start meeting to discuss the plans for the day and then going through emails.

7.30 AM

Daily report meeting.

8.00 AM

Core logging at the core yard.

12.00 PM

Back to the office for lunch

1.00 PM

Heading to paste lab where we perform uniaxial compressive strength (UCS) testing of paste samples.

UCS

4.30 PM

Head back to the office.

5.00 PM

Evening underground meeting.

5.30 PM

Bus back to the camp.

6.00 PM

Playing soccer at the indoor court near the gym with colleagues.

Day 3

4.15 AM

Waking up to get ready for work.

4.45 AM

Catch the bus to the office.

5.00 AM

Morning underground meeting.

5.45 AM

Pre-start meeting.

6.00 AM

Geotechnical department pre-start meeting to discuss the plans for the day and then going through emails.

6.15 AM

Going through the development plans of the mine and making plans to visit priority headings and stopes.

development plans

8.30 AM

Head Underground and perform ground support inspections by inspecting the ground support standard. Geotechs have to make sure that the right amount of bolts, spacing, shotcrete thickness, mesh overlap is applied. At the same time, monitor the ground condition, corrosion in bolts and mesh, extensive cracking in shotcrete, any fresh rockfalls on the floor if there was a seismic event.  

monitoring

12.00 PM

Back up to the office for lunch.

12.30 PM

Data entry of underground inspections and issue site instruction of geotechnical rehab for areas that are not up to standard or are showing poor ground condition

2.00 PM

Issue cable bolt site instruction for the development drives that have been approved and where there are large spans. Cable bolts are then issued by the geotechnical department.

Instruction

3.00 PM

Intersection registry update on Vulcan where the design span and actual span are compared to make sure that the amount of cable bolts installed are adequate for that span.

5.00 PM

Evening Underground meeting.

5.30 PM

Bus back to camp.

Road

Day 4

4.15 AM

Waking up to get ready for work.

4.45 AM

Catch the bus to the office.

5.00 AM

Attend the morning underground meeting and determine the plan is for day shift crew.

5.45 AM

Pre-start meeting.

6.00 AM

Geotechnical department pre-start meeting to discuss the plans for the day and then going through emails.

7.00 AM

Head out to perform inspections of the open pit as well as clean, install and maintain the prisms. Look out for any new cracks on the wall and water build up and rocks that have fallen off from the bench above.

12.00 PM

Lunch back at the office.

12.30 PM

Write up the weekly prism report and update the prism registry from the open pit inspection.

3.30 PM

Signing off on mining instructions which is the final stage of checklist before the contractors will start making the cuts for the drives. Going through Docusign which have other documents to sign off on such as the brow bolt lifter plan, Pre and Post blast checklist and Grade control drilling programme which will need geotechnical assessment before they can go ahead.

5.00 PM

Evening underground meeting.

5.30 PM

Bus back to camp and then dinner.  

Day 5, 6, 7, 8 (Similar task to previous days plus some additional task)

Geotechnical Stope analysis, mining engineers will design the stope shape and it is the responsibility of the Geotechs to assess the stope shape and provide feedback to prevent the stope from having an extensive overbreak and give recommendations. For this report we use empirical analysis and numerical modelling via software such as Vulcan, Dips, Map3D and Unwedge. The Geotechnical Stope analysis will use the data collected from core logging and window mapping, hence accurate data collection is crucial.

3D map

Attend 3 monthly schedule meeting or 7/21 meeting.

Window mapping underground and underground inspections of stopes and development drives.

underground

Handover report on the last day.  

Fly out day