Handling Snow Lake Ore at Flin Flon

CIM Bulletin, 1966

M. N. Collison Mechanical and Construction Superintendent, Hudson Bay Mining & Smelting Co., Ltd., Flin Flon, Manitoba.

In 1960, with the opening of the Chisel Lake mine near Snow Lake, Manitoba, the Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting Co., Limited, commenced a new phase in their mining operation - that of bringing ore to Flin Flon over 100 miles of railroad. The schedule of operations required to accomplish this, together with an outline of some of the problems of handling ore at 40° and 50,0 below zero, are discussed. The facilities required to thaw and unload from twenty to fifty cars per working day are also described.
Keywords: Air, Flin Flon, Flin Flon, Hudson Bay, rotary car dumper, Snow Lake, Manitoba, South Ore, Mine, Mines, Operation, Ore, Ores, Trains