Metallic Flotation/ Leach facility

Location
Armidale, NSW
Client
Straits Resources

Wave International undertook detailed design of the Antimony / Gold Hillgrove processing plant for Straits Resources.

The demonstration facility was designed in such a way as to allow a simple expansion to double the installed capacity. 

Wave International undertook detailed design of the Antimony / Gold Hillgrove processing plant for Straits Resources.  The complex facility included conventional crushing and grinding circuits, gravity and flotation concentrators, two stage leaching, four separate solid liquid separation circuits, bulk electrowinning (10,000 tpa of product), Melting, casting and robotic handling systems and tailings thickening and water management systems.

Due to the compressed schedule of this process it was necessary for Wave to develop a system of design management that would allow the processing plant design to progress as rapidly as possible through design, detailing, fabrication and construction.  As a result of success of this design program, it was possible for the client to progress from preliminary design through to commissioning of the milling and flotation circuit within a twelve month period.