Porcupine Gold Mine to Receive Thermal Fragmentation Unit

21 March 2010 (Last Updated March 21st, 2010 18:30)

Goldcorp has signed an agreement with Rocmec Mining to install a thermal fragmentation unit at its Porcupine gold mine in Ontario, Canada. Goldcorp will use the thermal fragmentation unit to conduct test work and replace the current long-hole mining method. The thermal fragm

Goldcorp has signed an agreement with Rocmec Mining to install a thermal fragmentation unit at its Porcupine gold mine in Ontario, Canada.

Goldcorp will use the thermal fragmentation unit to conduct test work and replace the current long-hole mining method.

The thermal fragmentation mining method reduces long-hole drilling, mucking, backfilling, transporting and milling of waste rock.