Detour Gold orders SAG mills, ball mills and crusher from FL Smidth
One of Canada's new generation of significant gold mining projects has moved a step nearer to production with the order of key mineral processing equipment
Posted: Monday , 03 May 2010
Major mineral processing equipment manufacturer, FLSmidth, has received an order worth US$ 49millionfrom Detour Gold Corporation for the supply of equipment for its Detour Lake gold plant in north eastern Ontario, Canada. The plant, which will serve a big open pit mining operation, will have a capacity of 55,000 tonnes per day.
The scope of the FL Smidth supply contract includes two SAG mills, two ball mills and one gyratory crusher.
The Detour Lake project is located on the northern most, relatively under-explored, Abitibi Greenstone Belt in northeastern Ontario. The property encompasses 265 square kilometres, including the Detour Lake deposit, which contains an open pit reserve of 8.8 million ounces of gold averaging 1.15 g/t. The Detour Lake deposit is situated in the area of the former Detour Lake mine, which was operated by Placer Dome and produced 1.8 million ounces of gold from 1983 to 1999. In addition, Detour Gold has a 50% interest in Block A located west of the Detour Lake project, which hosts an indicated resource of 1.2 million ounces.
"Canada offers numerous opportunities for minerals extraction and processing of gold, copper and other metals. We are therefore very happy to have received this order, which further strengthens our presence and position in the country as a one source solutions provider," FL Smidth Group CEO Jørgen Huno Rasmussen comments.
The contract will contribute beneficially to FLSmidth's earnings until the last equipment has been supplied in late 2011.