Mini Blasters have been drilling and blasting on open cast mines since 1980.

Blasting on open cast mines requires precision drilling and power controlled blasting to ensure proper bench height and width to be blasted with the minimum amount of back and side break to ensure proper bench formation for in order to fall within the Health and Safety requirements of each mine.

Drilling can be done by Air or Hydraulic drill rig depending on the requirements and accessibility of the terrain. Both Mr. Hannes Smit and Mr. Hendrik Smit are qualified open cast Blasters.