Authors: Lee, C; Pieterse, E


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Lee, C & Pieterse, E 2005, 'Commissioning and Operation Experience with a 400 tph Paste Backfill System at Kidd Creek Mine', in R Jewell & S Barrera (eds), Paste 2005: Proceedings of the International Seminar on Paste and Thickened Tailings, Australian Centre for Geomechanics, Perth, pp. 299-316,

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A paper was presented at the ACG 2004 Paste and Thickened Tailings confer- ence in South Africa that described the design considerations for a 400 tph paste backfill system at Kidd Creek Mine. Since that time, the system has been con- structed and commissioned and has experienced enough run time for observa- tions and conclusions to be made regarding the performance of the system. This paper updates the final design criteria for the system and discusses the key items of interest including commissioning and operation challenges, methods of opera- tion and lessons learned. At the time of writing this paper (December, 2004), the system has been in operation for 4 months and has placed approximately 120,000 tonnes of fill. 300 Paste 2005, Santiago, Chile Commissioning and Operation Experience Lee, C. and Pieterse, E.

Lee, C., Landriault, D. and Durr, R. (2004) Design Considerations for a 400 tph
Paste Backfill Plant at Kidd Creek Mine. In Proceedings for the International
Seminar for Paste and Thickened Tailings 2004.

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