TMAC Resources operates four REMco VSI crushers that are serviced by Machinery Supply at their Hope Bay (Canada) hard rock gold mine. Each year TMAC makes a purchase that is delivered to site in the Kitikmeot region of northwestern Nunavut by ocean ship. The product is loaded at the Becancour Port, east of Montreal on the St. Lawrence River.
The property and operations are remote but not isolated, serviced by both a port and airstrip. When flying to site from October to April, you need to wear Arctic survival gear that will stop you from freezing for three hours, which is the amount of time it takes a rescue plane to arrive.
The mine at TMAC Resources is all underground except for the processing facility which is located inside one massive building. Ore is processed outside through a 30×42 Primary Jaw Crusher, then into a 18×30 Jaw Crusher inside, then finished using the four REMco 300HP VSI Crushers. The company is planning further enhancements to their crushing process and Machinery Supply intends to be a large part of this project when the time comes.
TMAC was purchased this year by Agnico Eagle Resources for $286 million shortly after the Canadian government quashed a proposed sale of the gold-mining company to Chinese-owned Shandong Gold Mining Co. Ltd. The deal is expected to stabilize TMAC’s Hope Bay mine, open the door to expansion and create more jobs in the territory.