Falconbridge No. 9 Internal Shaft and Facilities

CIM Bulletin, 1964

V. I. McCallum Engineer of Mines, Falconbridge Nickel Mines limited, Falconbridge, Ont

. In 1954, Falconbridge Nickel Mines Limited began the program of deepening the Falconbridge mine workings for 2,000 feet below the bottom, or 4025, level in order to provide twelve new levels for production. Involved in this program were a production-sized internal shaft, .crushing, pumping and hoisting installations, the integration of the new shaft operations with those of existing s hafts, and considerations of ventilation requirements and ground support at depth. This paper describes the major items of equipment, and the depth development of No. 9 shaft as a whole, and also emphasizes the planning phases of the program. The factors involved and reasons for the equipment and layouts chosen are given
Keywords: Falconbridge Nickel Mines Limited, hoist, ore, shaft, stoping, Hoisting, Hoists, Mine, Mines, Ore, Ores, Shafts, Skips