Newmont Corp. has completed two key projects at its Musselwhite mine at Lake Opapimiskan, Ontario, Canada, with the full commissioning of the mine’s conveyor system and the material handling project. “I am extremely proud of the work that has been completed by the team at Musselwhite to safely deliver these two critical projects, while managing through the unprecedented challenges caused by COVID-19,” Newmont President and CEO Tom Palmer said.

The commissioning of these projects puts Musselwhite in a position to contribute to Newmont’s portfolio for many years, Palmer added.

The conveyor system and the material handling systems work in association to efficiently move material from deeper mine levels to the surface. Haul distances are reduced as the ore crushed at depth will be hoisted from the underground crushers to the conveyor system and brought to the surface for processing.