Some Considerations in the Mining of Saddies, Spurs and Backs on the Bendigo Goldfield
Organization: The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
Jan 1, 1993
Any future developer of underground mining on the Bendigo goldfield will need to understand the unique geology and gold occurrence of this field. The development and sloping system employed will be primarily designed around these unique features. Modern techniques and equipment used in narrow vein mining will be applicable in this situation.The purpose of this paper is to examine the important geological features of the field as well as the known historical occurrences of the type of gold deposition in the ore bodies. This information will point to a system of development and extraction which will accommodate these features.