Canadian Critical Minerals to deploy ShovelSense for Bull River Mine stockpile
April 3, 2023
Canadian Critical Minerals Inc has entered into an ore characterisation and sorting trial with MineSense Technologies Ltd for mineralised material currently stockpiled at its Bull River Mine (BRM) copper-gold-silver project near Cranbrook, BC.
MineSense’s ShovelSense® system utilises X-Ray fluorescence based sensing technology that is mounted directly to digging equipment such as front-end loaders and shovels to accurately characterise and grade with each bucket, and differentiate between low, medium and high grade mineralised material.
The objective of installing the ShovelSense system at the BRM project is to segregate higher-grade mineralised material from an existing 180,000 t surface stockpile that could be transported by truck and/or rail to an existing permitted milling facility in southern British Columbia for final processing.