SHOWCASE MINE OF THE WEEK - KIDD CREEK COPPER and ZINC MINE!!
The Kidd Creek copper / zinc mine, located 27km north of Timmins in Ontario, Canada, is the eighth deepest mine and the deepest base metal mine in the world. The mining depth at Kidd Creek extends up to 2,927m beneath the surface. The mine is owned and operated by Xstrata, which acquired it from Falconbridge in 2006. Kidd Creek was discovered in 1963 and witnessed the start of open pit operation in 1966. Underground production started in 1972. The mine is operated with three shafts. The mining method used is blasthole stoping with cemented backfill. The ore is sent to the Kidd Creek Metallurgical Division at Hoyle, located 27km south-east of the mine for processing. The mine produces more than 7,000t a day. An $111m extension project called Mine D Phase 2 was completed in December 2011, which is expected to extend the mine’s life up to 2018. The Mine D project extended Kidd Creek below the shaft No 3 - Mining Technology. For a view of the mine in Google Earth, kindly click on the link below: https://lnkd.in/fUJAsi7