This intersection, at an elevation some 100m below the Main Haulage level
in the ore body, almost doubles the known strike extent of the North Vein and remains open further to the North and at depth confirming the high potential for further epithermal gold/silver mineralisation on this structure.
The investment, the single largest in the company's history, covers the construction of a new main haulage level
, which will mean that LKAB's iron ore mining and processing operations in Kiruna are ensured until 2030.
The excitement began in the summer of 1980 when miners Bill Penninger and Bob Stafford began to find pyromorphite off the main haulage level
, in one of the back stopes of the Jersey vein.
These all feed to ore bins on the train haulage level
, where Brookville and Goodman locos haul 13.6 t ore cars.
The adit itself is the dedicated conveyor drive for muck haulage from the mine to surface and will connect with the East Boulder mine's dedicated rail haulage level
along strike on 6400 level.
Phase 1 of the 1-D development is concerned with ore above the 1,100 m main haulage level
that connects T-1, the main shaft at Thompson, with the 1-D orebody.
63-71) at LKAB's Kiruna iron ore mine in Arctic Sweden brings in a new main haulage level
at 1,045 m below surface, replacing the 775 m level which will be exhausted next year.