Extensive testwork over a 2-year period combined with robust industrial mining technologies and clever design have resulted in cost effective beneficiation process plant design for Arrium’s Iron Baron and Iron Duke projects.
The challenge for these projects was managing the high variability of the low-grade tailings stockpiles. Mineral Technologies’ know-how and experience in metallurgical testwork was a key part of the solution, uncovering a number of beneficiation options. The extensive testwork delivered process designs utilising the latest HC33 gravity separation spiral technology to achieve cost effective solutions.
The Iron Baron plant is beneficiating highly variable low-grade ore from a nominal 50% Fe to an Fe content of 64%. At full feed capacity the plant is capable of 2.2mtpa production capacity.
These new projects for Arrium are further evidence of an emerging trend across Australia to beneficiate low-grade tailings stockpiles to produce high-grade ore.
- Variable, low grade tailings stockpiles beneficiated to deliver high grade Iron Ore product
- Whole Plant Delivery - Fully integrated processing solutions from concept to operation
- EPC project