THE 3 KEY TRENDS DRIVING UNDERGROUND VENTILATION

From the moment mankind began the pursuit of mining the earth for valuable commodities, there has been one unchanged constant. The need for a safe, reliable and efficient supply of air to those underground. This can be achieved through adequate underground ventilation & air solutions. Since the beginning of civilisation, man has toiled to extract […]

CASE STUDY: LAS LAGUNAS

Las Lagunas mine

Las Lagunas mine is situated 100km northwest of the Dominican Republic capital of Santo Doming in the Caribbean. This gold and silver mine is currently operated by Panterra Gold, previously known as EnviroGold. The Las Lagunas Gold Tailings is a retreatment project which involves reprocessing previously unrecovered gold and silver refractory tailings. Envirogold contacted MINETEK […]

CASE STUDY: MELIADINE MINE

MELIADINE MINE

Meliadine Mine is situated within the Kivalliq region, north of Rankin Inlet in Canada. This high-grade gold mine is a long-life producing asset for Agnico Eagle with a current mine life of 10 years (until 2032). Consisting of underground and open-pit mining, the Melidine mine has over 4,025,00 oz in gold reserves across seven gold […]

REDUCE NOISE LEVELS ACROSS YOUR MINING MACHINERY

Mining Vehicle Fleet

Mines can operate 24/7 if appropriate noise regulations are met. These are typically achieved through machine noise reduction strategies and sound attenuation. Open cut mines are susceptible to increased noise levels due to the nature of their operations with heavy machinery often the primary source of increased noise on mine sites. MINETEK SOUND has developed […]

A SOUND STRATEGY FOR NOISE CONTROL

Mining Vehicles and Machines

Noise control is often one of the less significant considerations when planning and implementing mining developments. While environmental regulations need to be met, noise does not pose an immediate risk to the life of miners or the community at large.    Mine sites often choose to reactively control noise pollution only once an incident has occurred, […]

CASE STUDY: GOLDEN GROVE MINE

golden grove mine wa

MINETEK has been able to support Golden Grove Mine by providing a unique patented ventilation solution using two vertical fans, delivered within a tight time frame.

NOISE VS SOUND

Mining Noise Pollution Control

Most people generally think of sound and noise as being the same thing. However, there is actually a big difference between noise vs sound. Sound is a type of energy that travels through the air, or any other medium, and is then heard when it reaches a person’s ear. Whereas noise can be described as an unwanted […]

WHY MINE SAFETY IS SO IMPORTANT: THE DANGERS OF POOR VENTILATION

Mining is a notoriously dangerous profession, and underground mines are particularly hazardous environments. Every year, miners are injured and killed in accidents that could have been prevented with improved or adhered to safety measures. To ensure the safety of workers, mine operators must follow mine safety and inspection regulations to provide adequate ventilation. One key […]

ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS OF MINING

Pontoon Evaporators

The mining industry plays a crucial role in our day-to-day lives. Mining is the reason behind the innovations of today and tomorrow, in turn creating more than 40 million jobs around the world. Therefore it’s essential to mitigate the environmental effects of mining to protect mother nature for future generations to come. Technological advancements often […]