Crusher and inclined conveyor system at Detour Lake Mine

CIM Bulletin, Vol. 88, No. 990, 1995

P. Hansman, Placer Dome Canada Ltd. Detour Lake Mine, Timmins, Ontario

Place Dome Canada's Detour Lake Mine is a low-grade gold producer located in northeastern Ontario. Production is targeted for 2850 tonnes of ore per day. As reserves and mining areas continued to be found below and far to the west of the shaft (Fig. 1), it became necessary to review and upgrade the materials handling facilities. This paper deals with the selection, design and construction of an underground crusher and conveyor system capable of handling up to 450 tonnes per hour from the lowest existing level in the mine.
Keywords: Conveyor systems, Detour Lake Mine.