Operations

Flotation plant

Introduction

The Company's new flotation plant started production in November 2015.

The plant is producing a copper and precious metal concentrate. Feed for the flotation plant can be either tailings from the agitation leaching plant or fresh ore initially fed through a crushing and grinding circuit.

The flotation plant currently comprises two grinding mills, two conditioning tanks and six flotation cells, a thickener, eight cleaner cells, a concentrate collection tank and two filter presses. There are also an additional eight tanks for reagent handling and 12 smaller flotation cells which were constructed as part of the initial project to build a pilot plant.

The flotation plant's first full year of operation was 2016. During 2016, concentrate was produced containing
1,121 tonnes of copper, 4,430 ounces of gold and 122,965 ounces of silver.


Picture gallery of new flotation plant