The recently restarted Century mine in Queensland will ship its first zinc concentrate shipment to China at the end of October.
The project, which is focused on processing from the mine’s tailings deposit, is achieving a consistent slurry density of 47–50 per cent, with concentrate being pumped through a 304 kilometre pipeline to the Port of Karumba.
The Century mine, once one of the world’s largest zinc mines, was reopened last month after being closed at the start of 2016. The company hopes to see the mine once again become one of the world’s top ten global producers of zinc.
Century saw revenues of $27.2 million from concentrate sales in its first month, and their phase one production is forecast at 8 million tonnes per year (Mt/y).