Rosh Pinah Zn-Pb-Ag Mine, Trevali Mining Corporation, Namibia
Part 1b: Underground mining – GoPro footage
The only current active underground mine in Namibia. In continuous operation since 1969, the mine’s orebodies are accessed via multiple declines. Sublevel stope mining is mechanized using drill-rigs, scoops and underground haulage trucks.
On this day, we visited the SF3 and WF3 orebodies. Resources are defined using 60m spacing (inferred), 30m (indicated) and 6m (measured) using a 6% Zn cutoff.
Primary crushing of material is done by an underground jaw crusher before material is transported to surface.