SAVAGE RIVER MINES--THE WORLD'S FIRST LONG DISTANCE IRON ORE SLURRY PIPELINE

On October 26, 1967, the world's first long distance (53 miles) iron ore slurry line was put into service by Savage River Mines. The commissioning of this 5.0 million dollar installation climaxed three years of development, testing, and construction. This paper discusses some of the more pertinent items in connection with that three-year period. Also discussed is the operation of this line during 1968.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the Society of Mining engineers' Fall Meeting, Minneapolis, Minn., Sept. 18-20, 1968.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Mining Engineers

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    New York, NY  USA  10017
  • Authors:
    • McDermott, W F
    • Cowper, N T
    • Davis, R A
    • Wasp, E J
  • Publication Date: 1968-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 17 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00056432
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bechtel Corporation
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1974 12:00AM