The application of high density paste backfill at Dome Mine

CIM Bulletin, Vol. 83, No. 937, 1990

R.J. Perry, Placer Dome Inc., and D.L. Churcher, Bharti Engineering Associates Inc.

In recent years much work has been done to examine alternate underground backfill support systems with the objectives of improving ground support and reducing mining costs. This report deals with the work conducted at Placer Dome Inc. 's Dome Mine to develop a high density backfill system, taking advantage of the unique properties of this fill material, to address a backlog of large open slopes to sustain stable minewide ground conditions for future generations of Dome miners.
Keywords: Underground mining, Backfill, Support systems.