Structure as a Control in rock Fragmentation ... Carol lake Iron Ore Deposits

This paper deals with the geology of the Smallwood mine in relation to its influence on mining and milling operations. Structure within the orebody, and variations in ore grade and material types, will be described and associated with the various drilling, blasting and milling operations. The orientation of planes of weakness, either bedding or jointing planes, and contacts between extremes in material types influence the size of the broken material. Generally speaking, variations in grinding rates and recovery can be associated with stratigraphic sequence and metamorphism.
Keywords: blasting, Iron Ore Company of Canada, jointing, magnetite, schistose, Upper Wabush, Jointing, Materials, Mine, Mines, Ore, Ores
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