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MEI Online: Gravity Concentration: Latest News: June 11th 2003


:: Largest Gravity Gold Circuit in Australia  

Four months after the very successful launch of the 1st Falcon SB5200 SE (392 t/h) batch concentrator in January 2003, which was recently commissioned in the third grinding line expansion at Bajo Alumbrera in Argentina, Falcon with representative Western Process Equipment has been awarded the biggest contract in the company's history to supply six Falcon SB5200 SE units to Newcrest's Telfer Copper Gold Project in Western Australia. There are two grinding lines at Telfer and each will comprise of three Falcon SB5200 SE units.

The mining industry has turned a corner with respect to gravity concentration and what makes this order so significant is the following:

  • These are the LARGEST gravity concentrators in the world.
  • Telfer will be the LARGEST gold mine in Australia.
  • This will be the LARGEST gravity circuit in Australia.
  • Telfer will be the LARGEST single gold producer in Australia
  • The Telfer Mine will put Newcrest in the #1 spot with respect to annual gold production in Australia.

This is a huge endorsement of Falcon's technology and also of the stream where the units are going to be installed. Falcon has been promoting installation of all their grinding circuit units on cyclone feed and Newcrest adopted this after very successful implementation at other mines around the world like Bajo Alumbrera and their own Cadia Hill Mine in New South Wales.

Newcrest already has extensive experience with Falcon technology at both Ridgeway and Cadia Hill Mines in New South Wales and this will bring their fleet of Falcon units to 14.



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