Cost Per Ton Blasted

Reduce blasting costs with accurate estimations and planning
Reduce blasting costs with accurate estimations and planning


Reduce blasting costs with accurate estimations and planning

Estimating the cost per ton blasted is a crucial aspect of financial planning and operational management for mining companies. However, it can be complex when miners encounter variations in ore quality and mineralogy, which significantly impact blasting costs. Accurate modeling of ore bodies is essential.

Furthermore, evolving environmental regulations and fluctuating explosive prices (ANFO) are variables that cannot be controlled internally. For the most precise cost estimations, accurate measuring and monitoring of blast results are needed (by crew, by drill, by zone). Fragmentation, dig limits/dilution, stockpile constraints, and maintenance scheduling add to the complexity and opportunity to reduce costs and improve outcomes.

By implementing advanced performance analytics, barriers are identified and quantified in real time. This information is communicated to the appropriate organizational level and supported by a methodology to escalate variance to the subsequent levels of leadership when the corrections are delayed. This significantly improves the ratio of blasting art versus science and to better control this significant contributor to the bottom line.

Key Client Challenges:

  1. How can we accurately predict ore variability and mineralogy to optimize blast designs and reduce costs?
  2. What are the most effective blast design techniques and technologies to achieve the desired fragmentation and minimize overblasting and underblasting?
  3. How can we optimize the use of drilling and blasting equipment to improve efficiency and reduce maintenance costs?
  4. What strategies can we implement to control and minimize energy costs associated with drilling and blasting operations?
  5. What advanced technologies, such as real-time monitoring and automation, can we adopt to improve cost estimation and operational planning?
  6. What is the best way to integrate geological modeling into our blast planning to account for ore body variability?
  7. What opportunities exist for collaboration and coordination between drilling, blasting, and other mining departments to optimize costs?
  8. How can we balance the need for cost control with the imperative to maintain safety and adhere to strict environmental standards?

Lacking data to validate or support key business decisions

Lack of knowledge to define a cohesive business or data strategy

Low speed to market and trouble adapting quickly to customer and market needs

High operational costs due to lengthy data processing times


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Our mining experts have experienced first-hand the day-to-day complexities and issues that arise at the mining face, giving them a higher level of understanding and insight to meet your challenges.

Practical Solutions

By implementing level-appropriate transformation tools, our behavioral and cultural change methodologies, data management, and analytics, our goal is to create a sustainable and positive impact on your mining operations.


We go beyond strategy to offer a direct and measurable approach to success. Our commitment extends to delivering real business outcomes and helping your team sustain those changes for the long haul.

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