Thanks to The AusIMM – Minerals Institute Kalgoorlie Branch for hosting the WA Rockdrill Clubs first presentation last night March 1st at the Iconic Hannans Club in Kalgoorlie! It was the best turn out this year for one of their talks with a diverse audience from WASM students, mine managers, engineers, metallurgists, geotechs to airlegging veterans and those involved with support services! Huge thanks to Rocktech Ground Support Installation for sponsoring the bar.
For us it was the first time outside of our events to directly engage with you all and share what we as a club do, learn about the history and identity surrounding Rock Drilling in Goldfields. In it’s peak there were over 4,000 airleggers working everyday across the goldfields and today there maybe a little as 30, as a mining method its threading water but there is still demand for this unique mining method!