History and Problems of the Wabana Submarine Iron Mines

CIM Bulletin, 1969

V. J. SOUTHEY, Former Vice President and General Manager, Dosco Industries Limited

This paper reviews the history of Wabana Mines from 1892 to 1966, inclusive, in order to clarify the essential factors involved in the achievement of maximum mining efficiency and in the search for an acceptable product to satisfy changing market requirements. It outlines the progressive steps taken to mechanize both surface and underground operations, and forecasts anticipated performance, assuming certain major plans could have been implemented.
Keywords: hematite, mining, ore, shale, Wabana, Mine, Mines, mining, Ore, Ores, Production, Slopes