Mining Methods and Equipment Used at IMC' s Esterhazy Operations

CIM Bulletin, 1964

A. J. Kyle Mine Superintendent, International Minerals & Chemical Corp. (Canada ) Ltd., Esterhazy, Saskatchewan

After a brief description of the shaft and surface facilities, this paper describes the planning for the mining operation, the selection of equipment. the general method of mining and the sequence of operation. All of the major items of equipment are described, including the components of the power system. The detailed planning is reviewed - from the shaft sinking to the three-shift mining operation. Excavation and equipment changes, as well as long-range planning, are also discussed.
Keywords: Canada, Esterhazy Potash Deposit, headframe, Hoist Ore, mining, conveyors, Equipment, mining, Operation, Ore, Ores, Shafts