Rabbit Lake project — milling and metallurgy

CIM Bulletin, Vol. 82, No. 932, 1989

W.W. Milde, Mill Superintendent, Cameco

Since its startup in 1975, the Rabbit Lake mill has been modified to process both increased tonnage and higher grade ore. Ore initially came from the Rabbit Lake pit. In 1985, a major mill expansion was commissioned to allow treatment of B-zone pit ore, which is mineralogically and metallurgically different from Rabbit Lake pit ore. Mill modifications, and the changing ore characteristics and processing targets which made them necessary, are described.
Mots Clés: Mineral processing, Rabbit Lake, Milling.