The Development of Mechanized Mining at Gaspe Copper Mines, Limited

CIM Bulletin, 1968

J. C. WHITE, Mine Superintendent, Gaspe Copper Mines, Limited, Murdochville, Que.

This paper was prepared for and presented at a lecture series on "Materials handling" at McGill University. The development of trackless mining at Gaspe Copper Mines, Limited is described, showing the changes in mining method and the part played by the mobile equipment in the evolution of this highly mechanized underground operation. Comparisons of loading and hauling machines are given and an attempt is made to predict some possible future developments
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