Tailings Treatment

  • Metallurgical recoveries on start-up (2009) were only around 25%.
  • The existing tailings dam contains around 16 million tonnes (Mt) of tailings.
  • PPM started investigations into tailings retreatment and 'hot' scavenging of current concentrator tailings during 2013.
  • The first metal from this project is due during 2016.
  • Additional metal dispatches of 18,000oz pa.
  • The average projected unit cost of this metal is below USD250/oz. 

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