Portal 2400 was utilized as the main haulage
drift for underground mining of the Ore body no.
Peter McInearney, 10 Millar Place Cowie, said about 2.15pm on the day of the accident he went into the crosscut road, off the main haulage
route, to bring out full hutches.
The company has established a 166 feet development drift that will serve as the main haulage
for future mining activities at the Mineral Hill Gold Mine.
These works have included:-- Installation of a larger hoist winder on the ROM Pad incline- Commissioning of four electric underground locomotives for ore haulage- Commencement of construction of the underground inclined shaft to access the 970 level from the main haulage
level- Commencement of raises and sublevels in parts of the A and B ore bodies in preparation for stoping.Face channel sampling along the strike of the A Ore Body in sublevels above 1020 Level continues to return encouragingly high gold and silver grades.
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.
Richie Gerrard, from Liverpool 12, who has loaned us the photo, says the carter involved was Joe Dodds, who was the main haulage
contractor for John West.
"The expansion of the main haulage
, level 695, required one or two raises for ventilation and to facilitate the activities of placing cement and laying rail.
BHP said damage to the main haulage
system at Olympic Dam meant ore was expected to be hoisted at about 25 per cent of capacity until full production resumes in the third quarter.