Porgera underground mine and its mining methods

By Gideon Gipmai Yowa

Porgera Mine is located in Enga Provice in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea. The mine is operated both open pit and underground. The major commodity mine is Gold with by products of Silver and copper.

Open pit operation both open pit and under ground production come from primary drill and blast.

As open pit operations contributes a big junk of the mines production, the underground operations also contrite considerable amount of high grade gold. Underground mining in Porgera employ a unique mining method known as avoca mining.

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