Antamina, Peru

On-Site Dry-Shotcrete Production at Cluff Lake Mine

North Saskatchewan


Project:

Cluff Lake mine consumed about 6,000 metric tones of shotcrete per year and was looking to both save on freight and eliminate bulk bag handling and costs.

Year:

1999

Owner:

Cogema Resources

Contractor:

TMCC - Thyssen Mining

Client:

Cogema Resources

Volume:

Approximately 6,000 metric tones per year

Operation:

Target Products, along with its JV company Cindercrete Mining Supplies, designed and built a dry shotcrete plant now operational at Cluff Lake.

  • Shotcrete Concentrate (a mixture of cement and all necessary admixtures) shipped from Saskatoon for maximum quality control.

  • 100 metric ton shotcrete silo allows the plant operator to leave for the weekend.

  • Shotcrete available 24 hours per day.

  • Shotcrete loaded directly into bulk carrier trucks eliminating bulk bags and pallets.


Cluff Lake Plant
Cluff Lake shotcrete plant, dryer, and elevated shotcrete silos.

Loading bulk shotcrete Loading Auger Truck
Loading bulk shotcrete truck before going underground. Loading of shotcrete auger truck at Cluff Lake.

Discharging shotcrete directly
Shotcrete auger truck discharging directly into the shotcrete machine, eliminating bulk bag handling and costs.