narrow vein mining techniques

Narrow Vein Mining Techniques in the United Kingdom

Narrow Vein Mining Techniques in the United Kingdom Narrow vein metalliferous mining in the UK has a long history, but there are only two small gold operations at present (Clogau and Gwynfynydd). Four further gold properties are at various stages of evaluation (Calliachar, Cononish,

The Narrow Vein Mining Advantage Great Eastern Gold

The Great Eastern Gold narrow vein mining methods allow for a pay gravel grade much higher than the Australian average. In addition to the high grade of gold achieved with these techniques, the smaller excavation size means that installation, maintenance and running costs are all significantly less than in large operations.

Choice of Method Welcome to the Narrow-Vein

Conventional cut-and-fill, shrinkage and panel mining are typically employed by Kinross to excavate the narrower gold bearing vein structures. Each of the preceding mining methods are used to extract vein structures in vertical and or near horizontal attitudes.

narrow vein mining Archives International Mining

2021-7-2  Nippon has an exclusive licence for the thermal fragmentation mining process for narrow vein mining. The process involves drilling a series of 6 in (15 cm)

(PDF) Narrow vein mining-A challenge to the operator.

the mining reserve after accounting for dilution and pillar design. Narrow veins exploitation has traditionally been labour intensive, utilizing methods such as overhand shrinkage

Niche Machines for Narrow-Vein Mining E & MJ

2020-4-8  “Narrow-vein mining can be divided into two main areas,” vertical/close to vertical and horizontal/close to horizontal ore deposits,” he responded. “Both areas require equipment models that can physically operate in the drive sizes.

Strategies for Minimising and Predicting Dilution in

2019-10-10  Brewis (1995) defines narrow mining to be the working of mineral deposits typically no more than two to three metres wide, with a dip exceeding 50 to 55 degrees (an angle at which broken ore can be expected to flow). Historically, conventional narrow vein mining has been associated with high operating costs and low capital costs (Brewis 1995; Paraszczak

Narrow Steeply Dipping Veins

2006-7-8  Many mineral deposits occur as steeply dipping narrow veins. In the past, these have been worked either by high cost labour intensive methods which are able to follow the vein with minimal dilution for high grade production, or by lower cost mechanized methods with large equipment, with increased dilution levels and lower production grades.

Narrow Vein Education Back to the Future?

There is also a need for innovation in narrow vein mining and processing to develop specific technologies and allow the use of techniques applied in bulk mining' to achieve improvements in productivity, safety and economic performance.This paper aims to review the situation with regard to education and innovation in narrow vein mining.CITATION:Hall, S, 2012. Narrow vein education back to the future?, in Proceedings Narrow Vein Mining 2012,pp 23-26 (The Australasian Institute of Mining

(PDF) Narrow-vein stoping practice: a United Kingdom

Narrow-vein mining is arguably as o1d as underground. exploitation itself, though it no longer holds a pre-eminent. position. It is still a significant source of silver, gold, tin

Narrow vein mining methods

Narrow vein mining methods Products. As a leading global manufacturer of crushing, grinding and mining equipments, we offer advanced, reasonable solutions for any size-reduction requirements including, Narrow vein mining methods, quarry, aggregate,

Reducing Dilution With Narrow-vein Mining

2020-5-28  Vein characterization. 6. The broad aim was to identify the general variability in vein width, geometry, and lateral extent (strike and dip) and to identify geotechnical conditions that may determine the applicability of the mining methods. The findings included: • Consistent vein strike 1,500 m. • Vein width ranging from 0.5 m to more than

Narrow Vein Mining WOMP

2020-8-20  Narrow Loader Lowers Costs GHH reported customers say the compact LF-3 loader “produces well” with “low downtime.” Released in Q2 2018, the loader is the culmination of years of research and development on narrow vein mining solutions,

Narrow vein underground mining Maptek

2016-4-29  narrow vein mining, vein characteristics and grade can change rapidly. Local resource models rapidly become outdated as information is collected from drifting along veins. Short term modelling requires vein models to be rebuilt regularly. Monthly rebuilds fit the reconciliation and short term planning cycles, and lead to better quality

narrow vein mining Archives Page 2 of 2

2021-6-20  Ahead of IM’s annual focus on narrow vein and low profile mining to be published in the July issue editor, Dan Gleeson, spoke with Dustin Angelo, President and Director of Anaconda Mining, to find out, among other things, how SMD can: reduce the cost to extract ore by 50% over conventional underground narrow vein mining techniques

Narrow Steeply Dipping Veins

2006-7-8  Mining of Narrow Steeply Dipping Veins Mining of Narrow Steeply Dipping Veins By B E Hall1 Introduction Many mineral deposits occur as steeply dipping narrow veins. In the past, these have been worked either by high cost labour intensive methods which are able to follow the vein with minimal dilution for high grade production, or by lower cost

The new Evia Underground Mine: narrow vein mining,

After 3 long years of geological mapping, geotechnical investigation, laser scanner surveying works, and core drilling exploration with state-of-the-art directional drilling tools, we are about to start the Koutzi UG mine: a small scale, surgical, underground mine with narrow vein mining techniques for the extraction of high-quality raw magnesite.

Design and application of an efficient mining method for

The mining method must be varied for different specific deposits. In summary, there are three dominant techniques worldwide for mining gently-dipping narrow vein: Longwall mining method: this method is suitable for mining bedding deposit with a dip less than 35°, 3-4 m thickness and poor roof.

Digging deeper: Mining methods explained Anglo

The underground mining methods we use include room and pillar, narrow vein stoping and large-scale mechanised mining. Room and pillar mining is a style of mining where tunnels are driven in a chess board pattern with massive square pillars between them which are gradually cut away as the work proceeds. We use this for mining coal.

Thermal Fragmentation as a Possible, Viable,

2019-12-6  In currently used mining methods, blasting techniques often causes dilution of valuable ore and results in costly processing requirements. In the context of narrow vein mining of thin and highly concentrated orebodies there is a need of a mining method that can reduce dilution in order to remain economically viable. This research project explored the viability of a new mining technology

Narrow vein mining methods

Narrow vein mining methods Products. As a leading global manufacturer of crushing, grinding and mining equipments, we offer advanced, reasonable solutions for any size-reduction requirements including, Narrow vein mining methods, quarry, aggregate,

New narrow, precious metal vein mining tecnique

2008-10-10  Unless narrow, precious-metal vein deposits are of a significant width, usually 1 m or greater, or of a high grade, they are often overlooked because it is uneconomical to mine them using


2020-7-31  product for the narrow-vein mining sector in its miniLoader L140B. An optimised and advanced version of the L120B, the miniLoader L140B can carry a 1.4 t payload, has a 0.6-0.8 cu.m bucket, and comes with a length of 5.3 m and width of 1.1 m, making it suitable for narrow-vein operations. “Compared to the diesel-powered alternative,

Application of longhole drilling methods for narrow

Bulk mining methods have long been recognized as efficient, low-cost alternatives in narrow vein operations. Typically, shrinkage and some cut-and-fill methods are employed. The shortfall of these methods is the tendency to be labour intensive. The demand for miners skilled in these methods far outweighs their availability.

Seismic Hazard Analysis using Mapping Techniques for

2019-7-31  Seismic Hazard Analysis using Mapping Techniques for Underground, Narrow-Vein Metal Mines by Eliot Reimer A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master’s of Applied Science (M.A.Sc) in Natural Resources Engineering Faculty of Graduate Studies, Laurentian University Sudbury, Ontario, Canada

(PDF) Reducing Selectivity in Narrow-Vein Mining

Keywords narrow-vein mining, bulk methods, underground pre-concentration, backfill, economics 1. Introduction The majority of Canadian hard-rock narrow-vein mines are mature, and face the need to mine deeper deposits in the face of increasing costs and declining grades.

An investigation of mechanisms T involved in backfill-rock

2009-8-26  in narrow vein mining by F.P. Hassani*, A. Mortazavi†, and M. Shabani† Synopsis Today, mine backfilling has become an integral part of mining operations, both from a local and overall ground control point of view, and as regards mining techniques and environmental consid-erations. During the past decade, substantial research has been

Crater Gold Mining

The veins of relevant interest are those recording significant grades and which can be extracted using small scale, highly selective, narrow vein mining techniques. The Company believes that in the first year, production of 10,000 gold ounces is achievable.

Model for Dilution Control Applying Empirical

2019-6-6  Abstract. Empirical methods play an important role in the field of geomechanics due to the recognized complexity of the nature of rock mass. This study aims to analyze the applicability of empirical design methods in vein-shaped hydrothermal mining deposits (narrow vein) using Bieniawski and Barton classification systems, Mathews stability graphs, Potvin and Mawdesley geomechanics

HOT ROCKS Canadian Mining Journal

2008-9-1  “The thermal fragmentation mining method is a new and innovative way of mining narrow vein ore bodies and a foremost solution to solving the problem of ore dilution,” says Rocmec President Donald Brisebois. “It is a unique tool, a powerful burner, to mine with precision, a narrow mineralized corridor in an effective and productive manner.