The Problem

Sticky Ore tended to plug up the ore pass and geological instability ultimately collapsed the underground ore pass and put the transport system out of service.

The Solution

A conventional overland conveyor system was created following the already developed truck ramps. DSI maximized the use of existing conveyor equipment and structure, already at the mine, from the collapsed and abandoned through-the-hill conveying system. An amalgamation study was done and revealed that six conveyor flights could be reduced to three when joined with horizontal curves.