SLIM project aims to develop a cost-effective and sustainable selective low impact mining solution based on non-linear rock mass fragmentation by blasting models, airborne particulate matter, vibration affections and nitrate leaching mitigation actions for exploitation of small mineral deposits including those with chemically complex ore-forming phases. For this purpose, a new generation of explosives and an advanced automatic blast design software will be applied, based on improved rock mass characterization and fragmentation models for optimum fragmentation, minimum rock damage and far-field vibrations.

SLIM addresses the Horizon2020 issue “Sustainable selective low impact mining”(2016) and has a planned duration of 48 months.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020
Horizon 2020 - European Union funding for Research & Innovation