Backfill Preparation Plant: Mine roof support problems were a major concern that necessitated the use of backfill to supplement conventional means of support. Roof supports account for at least one-half the cost of mining at Sunnyside. Roof bolts and round timber are used for roof support, plus yieldable steel arches for severe
The Abbott mercury mine and mill are situated at an elevation of 2,000 feet in Lake County, California, approximately 24 miles west of Williams on State Highway 20 towards Clear Lake. Williams, which is served by the Southern Pacific railroad, is a local supply point as well as Colusa, located 10 miles east of Williams on State Highway 20.
Aerial view of the Opemiska Copper Mines (Quebec) Ltd., Mill Buildings and Shaft Area.
The Opemiska mine property is in Levy Township in Chibougamau area of Quebec and is comprised of 487 acres of patented claims contiguous with 2,215 acres held under development license. The townsite of Chapais which serves the mine community is
Aerial view of Susquehanna-Western, Inc., Uranium Mill near Falls City, Texas. Ore stock piles are upper center. The tailings line is seen at the upper right portion of the photo. Note the flat root and open wall design of the mill building.
The completion of this 300-ton per day mill marked the first commercial plant in Texas to treat uranium ores.
Design and Construction
The mill design and construction was accomplished through the combined efforts of Equipment Company in Colorado, Equipment Company (Peru) S. A., and Sindicato Minero Pacococha S. A. The design objective was a highly efficient mill at a minimum expense, and with plans to allow for a systematic expansion program to increase
In 1948 Trefoil was privileged to publish an Engineering Notebook Bulletin on Development and Pilot Plant Operations at the Nchanga Consolidated Copper Mines Ltd., Chingola, Northern Rhodesia. This article was authored by Mr. H. L. Talbot, then Consulting Metallurgist to the Anglo-American Group of Companies in Northern Rhodesia.
It is now our
Metallurgical Recovery, which consists of the percentage of mineral saved, must not be confused with economic recovery which covers the percentage of the gross value of an ore recovered as a net profit. In other words, in commercial practice the prime object is the highest possible net profit over and above all costs. Thus a lower metallurgical recovery