- Published: Monday, 01 June 2009 05:00
Dewatering Reduces Costs at Angas
Start-up at Terramin Australia Pty. Ltd.’s Angas mine in Australia has exceeded expectations thanks to higher than expected grades of zinc and lead ore. As a result, full rate production at the new lead-zinc mine was brought forward by six months to January 2009. Aided by a lean start-up and lower consumable costs for grinding, milling reagents, diesel, as well as lower costs for smelting and shipping, the mine's site operating cash costs for 2009 have now been revised downwards, despite a weaker Australian dollar. The concentrator is using the latest peristaltic pumps and Ceramec filters from Larox for concentrate dewatering to produce filter cake ready for transport.