Mining sequence — production
Learn about the process of producing minerals.
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Production is the process of producing any mineral or mineral bearing substance for immediate sale or stockpiling for future sale.
The production phase contains one area:
- Mine Operations - managing many immediate and long-term activities in and around a mine site in order to facilitate the production of a mineral product
Mine operations is the process of managing many immediate and long-term activities in and around a mine site in order to facilitate the production of a mineral product.
A mine operation has five main activities:
- The excavation of earth and rock
- The processing of the excavated material to separate the ore from the waste rock
- The storage and maintenance of waste material
- The monitoring of environmental conditions such as air quality, water quality and noise levels
- The operation of supporting services such as repair shops, labs, living quarters, warehouses and offices
- Regulatory Requirements Outside of the minstry (PDF) provides a listing and descriptions of some of the regulatory permits and other requirements for common activities related to mineral exploration and development activities. The PDF document contains a left side navigation pane. If your browser does not show this pane, save the PDF file to your computer and view with Adobe Acrobat Reader
- For more information regarding immediate and long-term mine operation activities, contact the Mineral Exploration and Development Section or one of their local offices