Project Information

Client: Newmont
Location: Nevada, USA
Project Classification: Mine backfill & detailed design, construction assistance, commissioning assistance and training.


Paterson & Cooke completed Engineering studies, test work through detailed engineering, commissioning and training for Newmont on their 200 t/h paste plant and underground distribution system. The design incorporates reclaimed historic tailings and crushed aggregate with high-pressure pumping of cemented paste to underground stopes.


Paterson & Cooke was responsible for process design, detailed mechanical and piping design, steady-state and transient hydraulic design as well as procurement and construction support, training and commissioning management.

Key Project Data

Medium: Paste Backfill
Capacity: 200 t/h
Notes: Over 10 kilometres of 8-inch diameter paste pipe distribution