Mining Contractors — A Necessary Evil or An Increasingly Valuable Service To the Industry?

CIM Bulletin, Vol. 70, No. 778, 1977

James S. Redpath, President, J. S. Redpath Limited, North Bay, Ontario

This paper is an attempt to outline the present status of underground mining contracting in Canada, and to present certain facts concerning the writing and administration of underground mining^ contracts which, hopefully, may be useful to those intending to engage a mining contractor. The paper is based on the author's experience as a contractor and also as a consulting engineer advising others in the purchase of contractors' services.
Keywords: Contractors, Mining contractors, Underground mining, Contracts, Scheduling, Mine development.