Muckahi truly has the potential to disrupt the underground hard rock mining industry. Where a traditional underground mine uses wide rubber-tired loaders to carry ore to the surface, the Muckahi system uses narrow, low, and long trains operating on a network of overhead monorails. These monorail based trains operate in smaller / shorter tunnels to deliver significant economic and environmental benefits.
A Muckahi mine is expected to be all-electric, with equipment (mobile and fixed) powered by grid or battery power. With no diesel trucks or other heavy diesel-powered equipment, CO2 emissions are expected to be reduced by as much as 95% relative to a conventional mine, making for a healthier workplace, while reducing ventilation requirements and benefiting the environment.