Dust suppression Mount Isa, 4825

Global Road Technology provides innovative dust suppression technologies to deal with dust generated from drill and blast operations, haul roads, ring roads, crush & screen plant, run-of-the-mine (ROM) stockpiles and LV roads around stockpiles. Over the past few months dust regulations have become stricter and tighter. Mine inspectors are chasing after dust compliance and GRT can help you suppress dust at your mine site. GRT products are specially formulated to deal with the following metalliferous dust types:

  • zinc dust 
  • lead dust 
  • silver dust 
  • copper dust 
  • silica dust  

Mount Isa – background information 

Mount Isa, mining city, Queensland, Australia, is located at the northern end of the Selwyn Range. The Mount Isa zinc, lead and silver mine is one of the biggest zinc mining operations in the world. Owned and operated by Glencore through its subsidiary Mount Isa Mines (MIM), it comprises two underground mines namely, George Fisher and Lady Loretta. 

The George Fisher and the Lady Loretta underground mines are located approximately 20km and 110km north of the city of Mount Isa respectively in Queensland, Australia. The George Fisher mine is located on mining lease ML8058 which expires in November 2036 while the Lady Loretta is located on mining lease ML5568 that expires in January 2026.

The Mount Isa multi-metal ore body that also hosts significant copper resources were discovered by John Campbell in 1923 which was followed by the establishment of Mount Isa Mines (MIM) in January 1924. The Mount Isa copper and zinc-lead-silver deposits are hosted within the Mesoproterozoic Urquhart Shale of the 1670Ma Mount Isa Group. 

The Mount Isa mines were estimated to hold a total of 79Mt of proven and probable reserves grading 7.4% zinc, 3.6% lead, and 66g/t silver as of December 2019. The Mount Isa mines were previously owned and operated by Xstrata, which merged with Glencore in 2013. 

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GRT dust suppression applications and products 

Drilling: The economic value of drilling operations should not happen at the expense of worker safety and health. It is important to implement industry best practice to ensure dust produced from drilling do not pose any health hazards to the mineworkers. We offer effective blast and drill dust control. 

ProductGRT: 12X 

Blasting: GRT takes a no-compromise stance to save lives and its sole mandate is to offer solutions at the apex of solving any dust-related problem arising from blasting activities before it takes place. We offer effective blast patter dust suppression solutions. 

ProductGRT: DC Binder 

Haul roads: Reports indicate that a mine site uses 9.4 million litres of water per day on just its haul road activities. Water is not only unsustainable but also very ineffective as a haul road dust suppression method. Using GRT:Haul-Loc results in great operational improvement and massive cost savings in water usage and fuel used for water truck movements. 

ProductGRT: Haul-Loc 

Stockpiles: We have grown a rapport across many industries for tackling stockpile dust challenges on different sites. Mining is one of our major areas. So, why wait to hear it from elsewhere when you can get it first hand from us.


Conveyor belts: GRT implements a combination of chemistry and particle size in making water work for conveyor belt dust control. We wet the material to optimal moisture content, preventing fines from being carried off into the air, or to the air above the material, to return airborne fines to the material bed. The material doesn’t have to be handled again.


Why use GRT to provide dust suppression in Mount Isa, Queensland?

Reach out to our Technical Product Manager  and discuss best practices for dust suppression for your mine site. We are at your service. You are guaranteed the following if you choose GRT:

  • Site-specific products.
  • Exceptional product quality.
  • 24/7/365 expert teams.
  • Scheduled operational delivery.
  • Pre and post-site assessments.
  • Experienced engineers.
  • Advocates for compliance with TWA and STEL.
  • An innovative company that understands dust legislation. 
  • Track record of industry knowledge and contribution.
  • Australian Made solutions 

At GRT, we understand the importance of your time and strive to improve the customer experience. GRT Smart Product Finder empowers you to find the right product for your site specific problems – quickly and easily!

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