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Gold Copper Mining In Ridgeway Mine, Australia

April 2, 2023 nflg 0 Comments

Gold Copper mining Project Key Data

Location:Orange District, Central Western New South Wales, Australia Client:Australia’s Newcrest Mining Scope:Gold copper mining dressing plant solution design, gold copper crushers and gold copper grinding mills provision, screening plant installation and after-sale maintenance services Date:2006

Gold Copper Mining Project Brief Introduction

The Cadia Valley Province is well-known for its richness in mineral. The Ridgeway underground mine is situated in this province in central New South Wales. Owned by Australia’s Newcrest Mining, it started the gold copper mining project since April 2002. Ridgeway mine is a sub-level caving operation, focusing on trasitionning to a block cave.

Australia continued as the world’s third-largest producer of minerals and metals. Its mineral industry, flourishing in all six states and the Northern Territory, served as a leading catalyst for the economy, which grew 4% in 2000. The country had the world’s largest economic demonstrated resources (EDR) of lead, mineral sands, nickel, silver, tantalum, uranium, and zinc, and its EDR ranked in the top six for bauxite, black coal, brown coal, cobalt, copper, gem and near-gem diamonds, gold, iron ore , lithium, manganese ore, rare-earth oxides, and vanadium. The country is virtually self-sufficient in mineral commodities, commercially producing more than 60 minerals and metals. Successful exploration in the late 1960s led to a long-term mineral boom and a sharp increase in exports. Australia is the world’s leading exporter of alumina, bauxite, coal, diamond, ilmenite, iron ore (the country’s fourth-largest minerals earner), refined lead, rutile, and zircon. Export earnings increased to about $9.46 billion in the fourth quarter of 2000, a 42% increase over the same period in 1999.

Gold production in 2000 was 296,410 kg, a 4% decrease from 1999. Gold accounted for $2.73 billion of the country’s $30.56 billion in total mineral export value, and reserves were estimated at 5,018 tons. Western Australia produced 75% of the country’s 300 ton per year output. The largest producer in 2000 was Australian Gold Refineries, whose Perth Refinery, at Newburn, had an annual capacity of 95,000 kg and whose Kalgoorlie Refinery had an annual capacity of 46,000 kg. A feasibility study for the Granny Smith Mine anticipated about 10 tons of gold during the 6-year life of the opencut operation beginning in 2002. Mining also began in 2000 at the Carosue Dam opencut mine, with production planned at 3.4 to 4.4 tons per year of gold during a mine life of 8 to 10 years. In 2000, the country was the world’s leading producer of alumina, bauxite (for the 30th consecutive year), chrysoprase, ilmenite, mined lead, precious opal, rutile, and zircon; ranked second in iron ore (with 15% of world production), mined cobalt, and mined zinc; ranked third in mined gold (with 10% of the world’s output) and mined nickel; and was fourth in mined copper. Metallic minerals contributed 40% of the country’s $25 billion in mineral and energy production in 2000, and industrial minerals contributed another 5%.

The country produced 830,000 tons of contained copper in 2000, a 12% increase from 1999 and up from 560,000 in 1997. Reserves were estimated to be 22.2 million tons. WMC’s Olympic Dam underground mine, in South Australia, was the country’s largest copper mine, and a $1.1 billion expansion program was expected to increase production from 200,000 tons per year to 245,000. Production of gold and silver at the mine in 1999 was 2,426 kg and 26,438 kg, respectively.

Gold Copper Mining Project In Philippines

To support the project, NFLG has supplied with a complete gold copper processing plant, including gold copper crushers, gold copper screening plant, and gold copper grinding plant and so on. Crushed ore from the underground is delivered by conveyor to a surface stockpile. Apart from gold copper processing equipments, we also have offered optimized gold copper processing solutions which are designed by our experienced engineers of gold copper mining.

600-800TPH Gold Copper Crushing line

For your gold copper dressing plant, we recommend you the 600-800 TPH crushing plant which is widely used in gold copper processing. Click the link for more details of complete crushing plants with different capacities.

In the large plant, we adopt four-stages crushing and three-stages screening process. For primary crushing, jaw crusher with PE 1200*1500 model is chosen. And for secondary and tertiary crushing, various of cone crushers are used and two units of cone crushers are specially used for tertiary crushing. Last, in the quaternary crushing, two units of VSI crushers are used. To get materials with required fineness more precisely, we have used multi-screening equipment with different layers.

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