Selective continuous surface miners and their possible applications in oil sands mining

Abstract This paper reviews the types of selective continuous miners (SCMs) available at present, and compares their main features. Furthermore, operating practices and mine planning aspects of the SCMs applications are reviewed and conditions for efficient application of this equipment are defined. Finally, the potential applications of the SCMs in surface mining of oil sands are discussed.
Keywords: Mining equipment, Selective continuous miners, Operating practices, Oil sands, Open pit mining
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Publication: CIM Bulletin
Author(s): W.R. Hargrave
Keywords: Open pit mining, Red Dog Mine, Mining operations, Waste handling, Transportation
Issue: 925
Volume: 82
Year: 1989
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Publication: CIM Bulletin
Author(s): E. Topuz, C. Duan
Keywords: Operations research, Production planning, Materials handling, Mineral economics, Mine evaluation, Equipment selection, Feed control
Issue: 925
Volume: 82
Year: 1989
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Publication: CIM Bulletin
Author(s): H.M. Giegerich
Keywords: Open pit mining, Red Dog Project, Arctic mining, Zinc, Transportation
Issue: 925
Volume: 82
Year: 1989
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Summary: The Nova Scotia Department of Mines and Energy located a drillhole at Riverside Corner, Hants County, Nova Scotia, to examine the stratigraphy, structure and potash potential of the Kennetcook River gravity low. This evaporite-related gravity anomaly is one of the largest virtually unexplored gravity anomalies in Nova Scotia. The drillhole intersected a structurally complex sequence of lower Windsor Group ('B' Subzone) evaporites. Downhole geophysical wireline logs were used, in conjunction...
Publication: CIM Bulletin
Author(s): B.C. Carter
Keywords: Geophysics, Evaporite deposits, Exploration, Gravity anomalies
Issue: 925
Volume: 82
Year: 1989
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Summary: A detailed study of the compositional relationships of the U-and Th-bearing minerals in Elliot Lake uranium ores has been conducted, particularly with regard to uranothorite, which clearly plays a critical role in hydrometallurgical processing. Application of the rotating disc progressive-leaching technique to individual mineral grains and intergrowths of known compositions has defined for the first time the solubilization behaviour of the minerals in question.
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Publication: CIM Bulletin
Author(s): Roy O. Ifill, Alan H. Clark, W. Charles Cooper
Keywords: Elliot Lake uranium ores, Monazite, Oxidative leaching, Radioactive phases, Thorium extraction, Uraninite, Extraction, Uranium mineralogy, Uranothorite, Leaching, Mineral processing
Issue: 925
Volume: 82
Year: 1989
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Summary: Highvale Mine, located at Wabamun, Alberta, produces thermal coal for TransAlta's Keephills and Sundance generating plants. Overburden stripping in the mine is conducted by draglines which normally operate on top of the overburden bench. In certain areas of the mine, however, these overburden benches are susceptible to slope failure. In these areas, due to safety considerations, the draglines are utilized in the less productive chop-cutting mode, supplemented by mobile equipment where the...
Publication: CIM Bulletin
Author(s): Farrukh Z. Khan, Dennis Nikols
Keywords: Open pit mining, Dragline stripping operations, Mining operations, Slope stability, Rock mechanics, Toe buttressing
Issue: 925
Volume: 82
Year: 1989
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