The Effects of Hot Muck On the Sullivan Concentrator

CIM Bulletin, Vol. 70, No. 782, 1977

Cris Sideco, Project Design Engineer, Formerly Operating Superintendent, Cominco Ltd., Sullivan Concentrator, Kimberley, B.C.

This paper describes the concentration processes of the Sullivan Concentrator, including crushing, transportation, sink-float, grinding, flotation and dewatering. Handling of hot muck has had a deleterious effect on most of the processes, resulting in significant operating problems and poorer metallurgy. These problems are described in detail.
Keywords: Sullivan Mine, Sulphide fires, Hot Muck, Sullivan Concentrator, Crushing, Transportation, Sink-float, Grinding, Flotation, Dewatering.