Authors: Li, XD; Wang, B; Zheng, B; Zhang, B; Zhang, Y; Zhang, S

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Li, XD, Wang, B, Zheng, B, Zhang, B, Zhang, Y & Zhang, S 2014, 'An application of upward horizontal cut-and-fill stoping with fine unclassified tailings and cement in Shihu Gold Mine', in Y Potvin & T Grice (eds), Mine Fill 2014: Proceedings of the Eleventh International Symposium on Mining with Backfill, Australian Centre for Geomechanics, Perth, pp. 459-466,

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According to environmental and climatic characteristics, conditions of traffic transport and the present situation of mining in Shihu Gold Mine, several technologies such as three-stage slurring of dry tailings, continuous filling of unclassified tailings to form an artificial sill pillar, and continuous mining without pillars in panels were studied. As a result, the mine developed a technique with complete technology and equipment, of upward horizontal cut-and-fill stoping without pillars and in panel, using unclassified tailings and cement. By using this mining method, panel production capacity was up to 340 t/d, and ore dilution and loss were controlled within 1% respectively, which resulted in good economic, social and environmental benefits.

Zhou, A 2007, Wastes Cemented Backfilling in Mines, Metallurgical Industry Publishing House, Beijing.

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