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Touquoy Gold Mine, Moose River, NS



The Touquoy Gold Mine is located in the former village of Moose River Gold Mines approximately 70 minutes north-east of Halifax.

Subsurface Conditions:

Approximately 50 to 60 feet of overburden consisting of silty sand and lean clay till over bedrock.

AMCON Solution:

A total of 54 Injection-Bore Micro-piles were installed to support the Grinding Building, a steel framed structure. The micro-piles were installed to depths ranging from 70 to 80 feet through the overburden and into the bedrock providing the necessary capacity in both tension and compression. The Titan Injection-Bore Micro-Pile utilizes a hollow, continuously threaded, steel bar that is equipped with a disposable bit that can drill through any soil or rock (similar to a “self tapping screw”) while grout is injected through the hollow bore to consolidate the surrounding soil and rock.