LES MINES SELBAIE STORY: Underground mining
CIM Bulletin, Vol. 83, No. 936, 1990
Yves Fourmanoit, Mine Manager, Les Mines Selbaie, Joutel, Quebec
This paper discusses the exploitation of shallow underground deposits in a very altered geological environment. The methods, their adaptation to local conditions, their evolution, dilution control and recovery of mineral reserves will all be dealt with.
The recovery of the B zone crown pillar under 40 m of till that was originally saturated with water, is of particular interest.
Future underground development and production start-up of the A-2 zone, organization of mining operations, mechanical services, group incentives and safety practices will also be given.
Les Mines Selbaie, Underground mining.