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MEI Online: Commodities: Metallic Ores: Copper: Latest News: July 8th 2008


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:: Lumwana SAG Mill Commissioning Commences

Equinox Minerals Limited is pleased to report that the Lumwana Copper Project’s SAG mill (18MW) was fully energized and rotated by the engineering contractor Ausenco Bateman JV, using Siemens ‘gearless mill drives’ on 28th June. This followed an extensive testing and commissioning program of the mills, including mechanical, electrical and electronic tests by the ABJV, FL Schmidt and Siemens. Commissioning of the primary crusher also commenced last week.

Responding, Mr. Craig Williams, Equinox’s President and CEO stated that: “The commencement of dynamic rotational testing of the SAG mill represents another significant milestone in the Lumwana plant’s ongoing commissioning program. The Lumwana Copper Mine is now well into the commissioning phase and we will keep shareholders informed as we progress towards first concentrate production."




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