Belt conveyors have been used for material transport in a wide range of applications in mines and quarries. The key factors behind Quarry Mining LLC’s ?track record of safe and efficient operation of such conveyor systems is sustainable maintenance and use of high quality parts specifically the rollers, drums and belt; but also the drive and control systems. Quarry Mining has developed an innovative solution to absorb and reuse excess electrical energy from material transported on downhill conveyor systems.
RopeCon® establishes direct link between pit and valley at El Limón-Guajes gold mine
To connect the El Limón gold ore pit with the processing plant it was necessary to overcome an altitude difference of approx. 400m in steep terrain. Minera Media Luna, S.A. de C.V. (MML), 100% owned subsidiary of Torex Gold Resources Inc., opted for the RopeCon® as a means to transport 1,000 metric tons of gold ore per hour into the valley over a distance of 1.3km. Along with other aspects, safety and environment were key considerations in prompting the decision.