Raisebore mining

The raisebore mining method is an underground mining method to obtain ore, in which a horizontal underground shaft is built below the deposit.[1] A revolving drill called a "reaming head" is input vertically into the deposit which knocks the ore loose and allows it to fall into the collecting vehicle below.[1] This process is used for several mined resources, including uranium. When uranium is mined using this method, fluid is added to turn it into a liquid slurry in order to pump it up to the surface.

The video below (from Cameco, a uranium mining company) shows the process involved in the raisebore mining method for uranium.[2]

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For Further Reading


  1. 1.0 1.1 M. Hudyma and Y. Potvin, Underground mining technology 2017.
  2. Cameco. (June 16 2015). Obtaining the Ore [Online]. Available: http://www.cameco.com/uranium_101/mining-milling/mining/

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Last updated: January 4, 2019
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