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.
Keywords: Les Mines Selbaie, Underground mining.