Mine-Plant Design Philosophy Evolves from St. Joe's New Lead Belt Operations
Recently developed Fletcher mine in the Missouri Lead Belt serves as a case-in-point to outline the philosophy of the mine plant design which encompresses: detailed exploration of the orebody; determining the mine plant ccapacity; designing the underground structures in interrelationship with those on the surface; the symmetrical development of the mine; setting up criteria for selecting underground equipment which should be time tested; designing a flexible, versatile haulage systems, planning of the mine drainage system etc.
R. L. Bullock, "Mine-Plant Design Philosophy Evolves from St. Joe's New Lead Belt Operations," Mining Congress Journal, American Mining Congress, Jan 1973.
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