posting of 25th June), and Process Plant Manager Charlie Northfield has sent me this update:
Commissioning of the Drakelands process plant commenced on 23 June with the first ore introduced at the ROM bin. Commissioning of the primary and secondary crushers, rotary scrubber and tertiary crushers has been successfully completed. Commissioning of the fines gravity circuit including the deslime cyclones, spiral concentrators and shaking tables has also been completed. Preparations for commissioning of the DMS (dense medium separation) circuits is well advanced.
Renowned tin and tungsten expert Ron Goodman joined the team of consultants assisting the commissioning team. Ironically Ron assisted in the commissioning of the Wheal Jane tin processing plant in 1971 – the last metal mine to open in the UK! Ron is shown below (centre) with former AMAX project manager Roger Craddock (left) and AMAX mining engineer Paul Lister (right).
|Wolf employees Henry Chalcraft, Andrew Harry, Adam Bromley,|
Joseph Bentley and Tony Delany