The sinking of Nutrien’s Scissors Creek Service Shaft


Kevin Melong, Redpath Canada

Abstract Redpath Canada Limited and joint venture partner Thyssen Mining and Construction Canada have recently completed the sinking of the Scissors Creek service in Saskatchewan through its joint owned company, Associated Mining Construction (AMC). The Scissors Creek service shaft was sunk at Nutrien’s Rocanville mine. The following paper outlines the shaft sinking plant and the methodology related to sinking and shaft lining.
Keywords: Potash Shaft Sinking, Hydraulic Shaft Jumbo, Hydraulic Shaft Mucker, Sinking Galloway, Shaft Lining