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Bauer cutter to set new world record for depth

Bauer has announced that one of its cutters is to set a new world record at a planned Canadian diamond mine with an estimated resource of 55M carats.



The BC 50 will set a new world record at the Canadian site.

The BC 50 cutter mounted on a MC 128 duty cycle crane is set to be used to cut to a depth of 250m on as part of exploration for diamonds in kimberlite pipes at a Rio Tinto site in Saskatchewan.

According to Bauer, these depths have never been reached before in any active project and the company believes that, if successful, the application could have wider benefits.

Bauer will work on the Orion South Diamond project with joint venture partner Nuna Logistics to excavate several deep boreholes and the work is expected to extend into 2019.

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