Mining

Mining

Open pit mining operates on a 24 hour basis throughout the year using conventional mining equipment.  A fleet of eight 50 tonne haul trucks and two 90 tonne excavators is supported by ancillary equipment including dozers, graders and loaders.  Ore is hauled less than one kilometer to a stockpile area next to the crusher and waste is stored in a specifically designed emplacement area.

Explosives for blasting are stored under high security in a licensed magazine separated from the mining area for additional safety.