Submitting details.
Please wait ...
Business Business Start Up Search Engine Optimisation Marketing Digital Marketing Websites Blogs Personalised Marketing Email Marketing Online Marketing

Understanding the Differences Between Surface and Underground Mining Contract Services in Kambalda


Understanding the Differences Between Surface and Underground Mining Contract Services in Kambalda

Adroit Mining Services (AMS) is a reliable and skilled partner in the complex world of mining operations. Established in 2014, AMS has consistently demonstrated excellence by providing a wide range of specialised surface and underground mining contract services to local companies in Kambalda.

The choice between surface and underground mining contract services is pivotal. Each method comes with its unique set of challenges, advantages, and considerations that mining companies must carefully evaluate. Not to worry! In this blog, we will delve into the nuances of surface and underground mining, breaking down the key differences to help industry stakeholders make informed decisions. Let’s start!

A Legacy of Experience and Expertise: A Mining Pioneer

With over two decades entrenched in mine development, locally and statewide, AMS brings a wealth of knowledge and hands-on experience. Our seamless and transparent approach to various aspects of the business, from mine site project contracts to workshop fabrication, ensures that clients receive the utmost professionalism and meet their expectations.

The Cornerstones of AMS: Safety, Quality, and Service

Safety as a Priority

  • Rigorous safety measures are embedded in every operation
  • A track record of incident-free projects
  • Ensuring a safe and secure environment for employees and clients

Commitment to Quality

  • Stringent quality control procedures
  • Incorporating best industry practices
  • Quality assurance at every stage of project execution

Service Excellence

  • Professional approach catering to client needs
  • Turnkey solutions for surface and underground infrastructure
  • Client-focused and transparent communication

Surface and Underground Mining Solutions: A Comprehensive Spectrum

Overview of Surface Mining Contract Services

Surface mining involves the extraction of mineral deposits from the Earth's surface. This method is often employed when mineral resources are situated close to the surface, making them easily accessible. Here's a closer look at the characteristics and considerations associated with surface mining contract services:


  • Open-Pit Mining: Large open pits are excavated to extract minerals, allowing for efficient removal of overburden.
  • Strip Mining: Layers of overburden are sequentially removed to expose mineral deposits for extraction.


  • Cost-Effective: Surface mining is generally more cost-effective than underground methods due to easier access to deposits.
  • High Production Rates: Large-scale equipment enables high production rates, meeting demands for bulk production.

Environmental Impact:

  • Land Disruption: Surface mining can result in substantial land disruption and habitat alteration.
  • Erosion and Sedimentation: The removal of vegetation and topsoil can contribute to erosion and sedimentation issues.

What We Offer

We are complete underground mining contract service specialists in:

  • Paste Reticulation, Installation and Plant Maintenance
  • Dewatering Circuits, Installs and Maintenance
  • Deluge Systems
  • Mine Ventilation Upgrades, Doors, Brattices, Hangers and Fan Installs
  • Egress Systems, Installation, Maintenance and Repairs
  • Onsite Maintenance and Preservation
  • Air Leg/Machine Installs
  • U/G Service Works
  • General Minesite Fabrication and Fitting

Some of the underground projects to date:

  • Magazine/Fuel Bay/Fire Suppression Fit-Outs
  • Underground Pump Stations and Mine Dewatering
  • Underground/Surface Fan Booster and Primary Installations
  • Extensive Paste Reticulation, Supply, Management and Installation
  • Extensive U/G Pipework Fabrication
  • Underground Ventilation Upgrades, Doors, DBRs and Repair Works
  • Affiliation with WILSHAW Engineering for all U/G Installs

Understanding Underground Mining Contract Services

Unlike surface mining, underground mining involves accessing mineral deposits beneath the Earth's surface. This method is preferred when deposits are deeper or when the extraction of minerals from the surface is not feasible. Here's an exploration of underground mining contract services:


  • Shaft Mining: Vertical shafts are dug to access mineral deposits, allowing for the extraction of valuable resources.
  • Room and Pillar Mining: Large chambers (rooms) are created underground, leaving pillars of material to support the roof.


  • Less Environmental Impact: Underground mining often has a lower environmental impact, preserving surface landscapes.
  • Greater Safety: Working conditions underground can be more controlled, reducing the risks associated with surface mining.


  • Higher Costs: Underground mining tends to incur higher costs due to the need for specialised equipment and safety measures.
  • Limited Production Rates: The extraction process in underground mining can be slower, affecting overall production rates.

What We Offer

We are above-ground surface specialists in the following:

  • Infrastructure Upgrades
  • Surface Dewatering
  • Poly Welding
  • Project Works, Site Services
  • Concreting
  • Carpentry/Building
  • Mill Maintenance, Pumps, Conveyors, Transfer Stations, etc.
  • Primary Crusher, Concave and Mantle Rebuilds
  • Machining
  • Boilermaker, Fitter, Carpenter and T/A Labour

Some of the surface projects to date:

  • Extensive Minesite Building Upgrades, Infrastructure Maintenance and Concreting
  • Concave and Mantle Rebuilds
  • Large Scale Sheds and Concrete Slabs
  • Extensive Paste Reticulation, Supply, Management and Installation
  • Pipework Fabrication
  • Knelson Concentrator Installation, Structure and Associated Pipework Upgrades
  • Major Extension to Potable/Fresh Water Poly Lines
  • Surface Dewatering, Bore Lines and Infrastructure
  • Process/Raw Water Pump Upgrades and Associated Pipework
  • Managing, Supervising and Supplying Labour Personnel for Shutdown Projects and Crusher Rebuilds

Dedicated Team and Specialised Equipment: The AMS Edge

AMS boasts a team of highly diverse and specialised professionals committed to delivering top-notch customer service, structured and mine planning, management, and diligent execution of all surface and underground installation projects. The retention rate of quality personnel serves as a testament to the vibrancy and commitment within our team.

Values That Define AMS: Beyond Reproach

Commitment to Integrity:

  • Upholding honesty and fairness
  • Nurturing good corporate relationships with clients, employees, and the community

Focus on Safety and Environment:

  • Providing a safe and supportive environment
  • Respecting people, acting safely, protecting the environment
  • Contributing positively to the community

Client-Centric Approach:

  • Treating all projects with equality
  • Adapting to client needs and wants
  • Delivering on promises

Building Trust Through Relationships: AMS's Unique Approach

AMS not only manages and develops relationships with clients but treats all projects with equality, irrespective of size or work volume. Our commitment is to deliver what we promise and adapt to clients' needs and wants. Our broad base of suppliers is managed with the same respect, ensuring excellent supply relationships, quality components, and timely deliveries.

Unravelling the Potential with AMS

Adroit Mining Services (AMS) invites you to explore the unparalleled expertise and commitment embedded in our services. If you seek excellence in surface and underground mining contracts, visit Adroit Mining Services (AMS)’s business page to discover the comprehensive range of solutions we offer!

Related Articles