Salt Mining at Goderich

CIM Bulletin, 1967

W. Gordon Muir Mine Manager, Sifto Salt Division, Domtar Chemicals 'Ltd., Goderich, Ont.

This paper deals with the exploration, development and current operations of the salt mine at Goderich, Ontario operated by the Sifto Salt Division of Domtar Chemical~ Limited. The rock salt is obtained from a bed 1,760 feet below the surface, 75 feet thick, extending under Lake Huron. Annual production is in excess of one million tons. Large mobile equipment is used. Details of this equipment, as well as the shaft layout, which permits the equipment to be lowered underground with a minimum of trouble are out!ined. Mining, crushing and screening procedures' are rev1ewed. Reference is also made to productivity salt distribution and uses.