Metso awarded major order for Chilean copper mine

Metso has been selected to deliver key concentrator equipment, including secondary cone crushers, for an undisclosed copper mining project in Chile.  The value of the order is EUR 55 million (US$59.2 million), and it is booked in the Minerals segment’s first-quarter 2024 orders received. The delivery scope consists of high-capacity Nordberg MP1250 secondary cone crushers, MF Series vibrating screens and…

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The Copper Mark hits major milestone

The Copper Mark, the leading assurance framework for responsible value chains of copper, said more than 30% of all globally mined copper now comes from sites meeting its standards. The milestone has been reached after all of Codelco’s mines and smelters were granted the Copper Mark, bringing the number of Copper Mark recipients to 54. Furthermore, the Copper Mark now…

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Solvay wraps up Tennessee facility expansion

Greater support for copper mining and meeting growing demand were both behind Solvay’s expansion of its Mount Pleasant, Tenn., facility, a project that has now been completed. The project, first announced in December 2021, included a 20% boost in its line capacity for its ACORGA copper solvent extraction products. ACORGA, ACORGA NR and ACORGA OPT have all seen increasing demand…

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Toquepala starts up Diemme’s Domino

Diemme Filtration has confirmed the commencement of operations for its GHT5000 Domino, what it’s calling the world’s largest filter press, at the Toquepala copper mine in southern Peru. The company said the Domino is a pilot unit. If it performs as anticipated and produces the targeted moisture levels at scale, Diemme will install nine or 10 more units for a…

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Kamoa Copper receives largest capacity flash smelting furnace

Kamoa Copper, a subsidiary of Ivanhoe Mines, has selected Metso Outotec to supply a high-capacity direct blister furnace to the company’s copper mining complex expansion in the Democratic Republic of Congo.  The OEM said the furnace, with throughput of 500,000 tonnes per annum of copper, will have the largest licensed flash smelting capacity in the world. The value of this…

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