Authors: Frenette, P


DOI https://doi.org/10.36487/ACG_rep/1002_16_Frenette

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Frenette, P 2010, 'The Goldex Mine mining method', in Y Potvin (ed.), Caving 2010: Proceedings of the Second International Symposium on Block and Sublevel Caving, Australian Centre for Geomechanics, Perth, pp. 253-266, https://doi.org/10.36487/ACG_rep/1002_16_Frenette

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Abstract:
Goldex Mine is an underground gold mine located in the prolific Val-d’Or mining district of northwestern Québec, Canada. Because of its shape and low grade, the Goldex deposit is mined using a hybrid mining method between block caving, long hole stoping and shrinkage. Commercial production began in the middle 2008 at a rate of 7,000 tonnes per day. This paper will explain the mining method and will focus on results of the first mining stages compared to what was expected in the feasibility study.

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