Amazing sorting success with Native Copper
05 January 2015
CuDeco is crushing high grade native copper ore from the ROM pad stockpile to produce various fractions and copper concentrate grades. To further increase the concentrate grades, the Company will be installing it’s recently purchased ore sorter which has been designed to upgrade the native copper concentrate to around ~90%Cu at a rate of 200 tonnes per hour throughput.
The ore sorter was designed and constructed in Germany. Ore sorters are now used in an increasing number of mining and retreatment process plants around the world for upgrading feed to mineral processing plants. They can separate mineral from rock at a high speed and high feed rates. This also allows for process plants to be more efficient by processing more mineral and less rock.
CuDeco carried out bulk tests in using ore sorter offered for testwork in early 2014 from German manufacturer STEINERT, on a trial basis. The ore sorter was operated at Rocklands with amazing success.
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(Source: CuDeco - Market Release, 28 Nov 2014)