Coal mining at the Smoky River minesite, Mclntyre Mines Limited

CIM Bulletin, Vol. 74, No. 829, 1981

J.E. CARTER, Manager, Surface Mines, D.P. WALLI, Chief Engineer, Underground Mines Mclntyre Mines Limited Grande Cache, Alberta

This paper details the highlights of the open-pit and underground operations of Mclntyre Mines Limited in the Smoky River area of Alberta. Mining methods, operating equipment and manpower are outlined, followed by a discussion of reclamation and environmental control.
Keywords: Coal mining, Open-pit mining, Underground mining, Smoky River Mine, Ventilation, Productivity, Reclamation, Safety.