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.

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