Toward A Better Understanding Of Mine Shaft Guides

CIM Bulletin, Vol. 70, No. 785, 1977

J. S. Redpath and W. M. Shaver, J. S. Redpath Limited, North Bay, Ontario

There appears to a definite trend toward the hoisting of greater tonnages from greater depths. There is every indication that this trend will continue and we feel that improvements in the design, fabrication and installation of mine guides will be of significant importance in the future. The present state of the art in mine-shaft guide systems is reviewed and the parameters required for improvement are derived in this paper. Finally, a proposal is made for a new steel guide system which meets the parameters and is economical to fabricate and install.
Keywords: Hoisting, Shaft guides, Guide systems, Skips, Wood guides, Rope guides, Steel guides, Redpath Experimental Proposal.