The Leeville Mine – Newmont’s Large Underground Complex
SMD is proud to be Newmont’s underground mining partner. We started this partnership when we portaled at Carlin East in September 1993. Fast forward a few years and SMD crews helped connect the Leeville shaft to Carlin East in 2005. We worked continuously at Leeville until June of 2014 helping establish infrastructure, develop, and mine this massive, world-class orebody.
After a short absence, we are now back at Leeville. Daily activities here encompass any part of the mining cycle. We are also assisting with installation of permanent ground support, installation of the paste backfill piping system and placing cellular backfill in various areas of the mine.