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Lac Des Iles Mine

Location

85km from Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada

Owner and operator

North American Palladium

Reserves

36Mt of measured and indicated resources graded at 3.18g/t of Pd, 0.26g/t Pt, 0.22g/t Au, 0.07% Cu and 0.09% Ni

Geology

Mafic to ultramafic rocks of the Lac des Iles Intrusive Complex

Mineral type

Strata-bound, rarely visible and unpredictable

Mine type

Open pit and underground

Open pit

23m³ and 27m³ shovels, 187mm blast hole drills, 190t trucks

Underground

Development: Two hydraulic drill jumbos, mechanised rock bolter and two scissor lifts

Production drilling: A set of in-the-hole long hole drills

Mucking: 8yd³ and 11yd³ Tamrock scooptrams
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