The different actions of SLIM project include a comprehensive characterization of explosive technologies and their behavior on small mineral deposits. Simultaneously, SLIM is undertaking an exhaustive analysis of rock fragmentation in order to develop technologies measuring muckpile properties and to define a new dynamic modelling system taking into account rock/explosive pre and post-blast interaction.

SLIM project’s technical solutions will be validated using an upstream / downstream approach: the actual technical solution will be deployed on-site on some mining sites (upstream) and validated on the corresponding processing plants (downstream) so as to ensure both its superior technical performance and its integration capacity within the mining and processing value chains.

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