Metso to supply a crushing and grinding package for B2Gold's Otjikoto Gold
Project in Namibia
HELSINKI, FINLAND -- (Marketwired) -- 04/05/13 --
Metso Corporation's press release on April 5, 2013 at 9:00 a.m.
Gold production targeted at 4,385 kg annually during initial five
years of operation
Metso is supplying a primary crusher and grinding equipment to B2Gold
for its Greenfield Otjikoto gold mine project in Namibia.
After completing by
the end of 2014, the new mine will produce 4,385
kg (141,000 oz.) gold annually
in the first 5 years of full
operation. The complete value of the order exceeds
EUR 8 million.
Metso's delivery consists of a primary gyratory crusher for
processing of run-of-mine gold ore, and a semi-autogenous grinding
mill and a ball mill for
secondary grinding. The crusher will be
delivered in January 2014 and the grinding mills during April 2014.
The order is included in Metso Mining and Construction's first
quarter 2013 orders received.
"Besides providing a competitive bid, Metso has an excellent
reputation for supplying robust crushing and grinding equipment,"
comments John Rajala, Manager
of Metallurgy of B2Gold Corporation
about the decision making process for the
Namibian gold project.
The new, Otjikoto gold project is located 300 km north of Namibia's
of Windhoek. Based on the exploration, the open pit mine
contains minerals reserves of 29.4 million tons with an average gold
grade of 1.42 grams per ton.
The corresponding, estimated gold
reserves are over 41.7 tons (1.34 million oz.).
The mine will use leaching and carbon in pulp as its process system
Primary gyratory can crush gold ore rock over one meter in size
The Metso SUPERIOR(R) 42-65 MK-II primary gyratory crusher to be
delivered can process gold ore rocks over one meter in size. The
nominal capacity of the crusher is 2010-2780 tons per hour, depending
on the setting used. The operational weight of the crusher is over
The primary grinding circuit will use a 24' x 15.75' sized SAG mill,
followed by a 16.5' x 28.5' secondary ball mill. Both mills will have
a 4 MW (5,365 HP) drive motor, and feature Eaton air clutches, a
shared inching drive and a trunnion supported design.
B2Gold Namibia (Pty) Ltd is a fully owned subsidiary B2Gold Corp., a
based gold producer with two mines in Nicaragua, one mine
in the Philippines and a strong portfolio of development and
exploration assets in Nicaragua, Colombia
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