A N A T O M Y O F P L A T I N U M M I N I N G & P R O C E S S I N G
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Description: This is overview of a
typical modern Platinum mine. The chart includes the surface and underground
mining infrastructure, the Merensky Reef and UG2 reef, a decline and vertical
Plant: Concentrator Plant and
infrastructure - Process flow diagram.
Methods: Open cast mining, Mechanised bord & pillar mining, Development drilling and
infrastructure, Mechanised and conventional stope mining. Up-dip and down-dip
single and double panel mining and breast mining. Drilling, blasting and
Content: Vertical and decline access
shafts, Shaft sinking, Horizontal development, Ventilation route, Ventilation
shafts, Drainage shafts, Extraction fans, Shaft support infrastructure,
Refrigeration plant, Bulk air cooler, Rail hoppers, Ore pass, Waste pass,
Underground crushing, Stope support, Backfill, Underground settlers,
Underground pump station, Refuge bay, Shaft station, Mid shaft loading, Diamond
wire cutting, Booster fans, Sub-vertical shaft, Roof bolting, Cable anchors,
Shaft fitting, Cement grouting. Raise and winze, Typical mining machinery &
equipment and personnel.