Turquoise Ridge CRF Plant



Getchell Gold Corporation
Turquoise Ridge Mine
Golconda, Nevada, USA

150 tons per hour


  • Structural/Mechanical Engineering
  • Design & Supply of Control System
  • Supply/Fabrication of all Equipment
  • Supervision of Equipment Installation
  • Commissioning and Training


  • 80 Ton Aggregate Storage Hopper
  • Two Aggregate Weigh Hoppers
  • Aggregate Transfer Chute
  • Four Belt Conveyors
  • Slump Mixer
  • Two 125 ton Cement & Flyash Silos
  • Two Cement & Flyash Weigh Hoppers
  • Water Weigh Hopper
  • Seven Screw Conveyors
  • Cement Storage Hopper1000 liter Colloidal Mixer
  • Slurry Dispensing Head
  • Control Room/MCC/PLC System
  • Pneumatic Control System
  • Six Dust Collectors
  • Support Structures for all Equipment
  • Fully Cladded and Insulated Enclosures

Team Mixing Technologies was the successful bidder in the design, manufacture and commissioning of Getchell Gold’s Turquoise Ridge backfill system. The plant is comprised of silos, feeders, weigh-bins, diverters and mixers at various locations throughout the mine.

Cement and flyash from surface silos and aggregate from the surface batch plant are fed through borehole feed lines to a series of transfer and weighing stations underground. The material is then mixed in a 10 cubic yard Besser mixer where it is fed into haul trucks to be used in their underhand cut and fill operations.

The plant also includes a TMT Tornado 1000 on the surface which feeds cement slurry to the various underground levels where it is sprayed over development waste for the production of further cemented rockfill.