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Geometric supplies twin storage domes for Herradura mine, Mexico

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Global Mining Review,

One of the largest open-pit gold mines in Mexico, Herradura, has received twin storage domes from Geometrica.

Geometrica supplied two 70 m diameter and 35 m high domes for storage piles in the plant, while keeping one of them always operating.

To achieve this, the assembly was planned using the lift and place method. This procedure consists of dividing the geometry into modules or sections that are assembled individually, to later be placed and form the dome.

Most of the work was carried out at the ground level.

Once each section is completed, it is lifted using standard construction cranes and placed in its position. All operations were performed without stopping the material storage operation.

Domes help control dust in mines and industrial plants. This has multiple benefits: it boosts productivity by preventing material loss, and it protects workers and the environment from noise and airborne particles.

In this case, the domes have openings for the conveyor belt, its supports, and the entry of trucks. By incorporating lines of translucent materials, natural lighting is added to the interior.

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