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Gwalia to pump it up

MOVING to “island pillar” mining and underground comminution with the material pumped to the surface is the way St Barbara Mines plans to go with its Gwalia mine from the 2020-21 financial year.

Noel Dyson
St Barbara Mines is looking to change from truck haulage to hydraulic haulage.

St Barbara Mines is looking to change from truck haulage to hydraulic haulage.

A feasibility study has started on that approach and an investment decision is expected in December. The orebody at Gwalia is getting deeper and to deal with that, SBM has put together a life of mine...

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