(miningweekly) – Ramelius Resources, the gold miner company, has been compelled to stop its gold output from its Mount Magnet project, after electrical problems were encountered over the weekend.
The gold miner said that the electric powered motor engine powering the ball mill at the processing plant was incapable to restart on November 9, following a short shutdown to fix a feed shute.
It was accepted that the engine endured an electric failure.
Ramelius notified shareholders that it was actually employed to bypass the ball mill in the processing circuit, utilizing the living semi-autogenous grinding mill to grind gold ores. This would decrease capability to round 850 000 ton per year, which is only half the usual capability.
The mill fix would take six to eight weeks in order to be able to work.
Higher-grade ore from the Saturn and western Queen South pits would have higher priority for processing in the meantime. Ore processing was anticipated to start up subsequent this week, one time work on the bypass had been completed. The mining would furthermore be slowed down over the approaching weeks, to match mill capability and to reduce charges.