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Mining Cements

Typical mining applications for cement are               

  • Construction: Surface and underground; requires a local ready-mixed concrete supplier.
  • Shotcrete (sprayed concrete): Usually premixed for wet or dry applications.
  • Backfill: Cement and cement blends are mixed with mine tailings, sand, and/or rock and water to fill mined-out areas. Backfill improves ground stability, making a mine safer and allowing for the recovery of more ore.

 

Lafarge provides specialized blends of cementitious and other construction materials that allow for more efficient and cost-effective backfilling in underground mines, such as Lafarge TerraFlowTM. Lafarge's formulations are engineered to work with mine backfill material to meet the unique needs of the underground mining industry and can be custom blended for a given mine based on local conditions.

 

Please note: TerraFlow is not suitable for use in concrete or concrete product applications.

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