- Published: Tuesday, 01 September 2009 05:00
Getting the Facts Right for Idler Rightsizing
Mining operation finds upsizing to CEMA E idlers worth its weight in gold.
Barrick Gold Corp. maintains 27 operating mines and boasts the largest gold and copper reserves in the industry. Barrick is targeting its 2009 gold production at approximately 7.6 million oz and copper production at 400 million lb. Its Goldstrike property, located near Elko, Nevada, USA is the company’s largest gold producing operation with output exceeding 1.65 million oz annually and an employee roster topping 1,300 workers. Treating ore from one open pit and two underground operations, the Goldstrike mine combines two processing facilities—an autoclave circuit, which treats non-carbonaceous sulphide (refractory) ore; and the roaster, which treats carbonaceous ore.