Gypsum Mining and Wallboard Manufacturing at BACM Industries Limited

CIM Bulletin, 1970

I. SPECTOR and A. J. SMITH, BACM Industries Limited, Winnipeg, Manitoba

In 1967, BACM Industries Limited started producing walboard at Saskatchewan's first gypsum products plant, located in Saskatoon, using, as a basic raw material, gypsum rock supplied from the company's mine near Amaranth, Manitoba. This paper describes the geology of the Amaranth gypsum deposit, the method of mining the rock and the manufacturing facilities used to produce wallboard.
Keywords: anhydrite, evaporite, gypsum, Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Deposits, Gypsum, Limited, Manitoba, Manufacturing, mining, Plants, Rocks