OZ Minerals awards Eriez Carrapateena HydroFloat project
Eriez has announced it has been chosen by OZ Minerals as the company’s preferred supplier for its HydroFloat project. The project's goal is to increase the recovery of copper and gold from ore through a more efficient and sustainable extraction process.
One of the biggest mining projects in South Australia in the last decade, Carrapateena Province is in the highly prospective Gawler Craton in South Australia. Details include:
Product: Copper concentrate (containing gold and silver)
Production rate: 4.25Mtpa
Mine life: ~20 years
Location: 250 km south-east of Prominent Hill, 160 km north of the regional centre of Port Augusta, in South Australia
Mining method: Underground– sub-level caving
Processing method: Conventional crushing, grinding and flotation.
Eriez, in a press release, said: “Our expertise in mineral processing, combined with our commitment to providing tailored solutions to our clients, made us the preferred choice for OZ Minerals. We look forward to working closely with their team to achieve the project's objectives and deliver value to all stakeholders involved.”
Established in 1942, Eriez is a global leader in separation technologies. Its technology areas include magnetic separation, flotation, metal detection and material handling equipment. The company’s 900+ employees provide technical solutions to the mining, food, recycling, packaging, aggregate and other processing industries. Headquartered in Erie, Pennsylvania, USA, Eriez designs, manufactures and markets on six continents through 12 wholly owned international subsidiaries and an extensive sales representative network. For more information, visit www.eriez.com.
Photo Courtesy of OZ Minerals.