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Placer Dome Inc Gold Mine – Campbell – North West Ontario

Producer of



Balmertown, Ontario, Canada


Goldcorp Inc. (100%)

Geology type

Archaean volcanic tholeiitic volcanic complex

Mineral type

Gold with arsenopyrite, pyrite, pyrrhotite and silver

Reserve base

5.5Mt grading 8.2g/t, containing 1.45Moz Au (proven and probable, 2005)

Annual production

209,200oz Au (2005)

Mining method

Underground shrinkage stoping, mechanised cut-and-fill and longhole mining, including sub-level and crown pillar operations

Processing method

Crushing, grinding, cyclones, Knelson concentrators giving free gold and sulphides, gravity separation, flotation, CIP and CIL recovery and refining



Key equipment

Knelson concentrators

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