Pastefill Operation at Xstrata Copper - Kidd Mine

Maureen McGuinness, Christian Bruneau,
Abstract Kidd Mine, an Xstrata Copper operation in Timmins, Ontario, operates a 400 t/h pastefill plant that provides paste backfill to stopes at the depth of 9000 ft. This paper will cover the operating practices of the pastefill plant both on surface and underground, highlighting tailings excavation, paste mix design and the pipe maintenance program.
Keywords: Pastefill, Backfill, Mix design, Pipe Wear, Operation, Tailings Excavation
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