On left, Guy Valerie Mbinga, WebGen technician, fires the first wireless blast at Syama as, right, John Wheeler, general manager, Syama mine, supervises. (Photo: Orica)

Orica reported the commencement of fully wirelessly initiated blasting at Resolute Mining’s Syama mine in Mali.

Wireless blasting using Orica’s WebGen supports Resolute’s strategic vision of being a successful low-cost gold producer, the miner reported. “This milestone exemplifies our business values, specifically the adoption of new methods, systems and technology to improve safety and performance,” said Mohamed Cisse, managing director, Syama mine.

Resolute will use WebGen across its underground production operations, Orica reported.