WO 2019/040995 A1

Mining method and mine

(22) 31.08.2018

(43) 07.03.2019

(57) A method of mining gypsum includes: in-situ leaching gypsum in a harvesting bed, such as a leach pad 5, in an existing gypsum resource with a leach liquor and dissolving or otherwise washing gypsum and producing upgraded gypsum in the harvesting bed. The method also includes harvesting or otherwise removing upgraded gypsum from the harvesting bed and transporting upgraded gypsum directly as a marketable product to a port or other location.

(71) Dampier Salt Limited, Level 22, 152-158 St Georges Terrace, Perth, Western Australia 6104 (AU)

(84) ARIPO (BW, GH, GM, KE, LR, LS, MW, MZ, NA, RW, SD, SL, ST, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW), Eurasian (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, RU, TJ, TM), European (AL, AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HR, HU, IF, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, MK, MT, NL, NO, PL, PT, RO, RS, SE, SI, SK, SM, TR), OAPI (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, KM, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG)

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