Influence of Backfill Stability on Stope Production in the Copper Mine at Mount Isa Mines

Morland R,
Organization: The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
Pages: 7
Publication Date: Jan 1, 1995
Recent influence of backfill stability on stope production in the Copper Mine at Mount Isa Mines Limited is described. Changes to the mining process to improve fill stability are described, including increased focus on fill performance, modifications to extraction techniques, increased fill quality, changes to drill and blast practice, and research into backfill stability. Several case studies are described.
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