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Cristal - Ginkgo, Australia

ClientCristal Resources
Mineral TypeMineral Sands
LocationAustralia
Timeframe2005

Located 220km from Broken Hill, the Ginkog Mine was the first commercial mining operation in the Murray Basin. It contains 5.8Mt of heavy mineral, with an excellent suite of products including Zircon. Mineral Technologies delivered a fully integrated solution starting with initial testing of the deposit to determine optimum processing methods and flowsheet design through to design of the wet processing plant, plant construction, supply of processing equipment, and commissioning and operator training of the Cristal site team.

Smart Engineering

A key feature of the project was the conversion of an 850TPH floating concentrator into 1750TPH plant. this was facilitated by innovative re-design and utilisation of MD high capacity spirals and Reading magnetic separators. This technology was selected based on extensive metallurgical testng and enabled Cristal to cut plan capex by 25%, significantly improving the project's viability.

Design of the plant was fully modelled to allow online adjustment of operation for varying feed conditions.

Project Highlights

  • Mineral Technologies delivered a fully integrated solution
  • 1st Floating Mineral Processing Plan in Murray Basin
  • Converted an 850TPH concentrator to 1750TPH wet concentrator
  • 1st large-scale use of HC1 and HC1RS high capactiry spiral technology
  • EPC project completed on budget

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