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Mount Carbine

Sep 07, 2020
Sorting trials positive for FNQ tungsten growth

Sorting trials positive for FNQ tungsten growth

Speciality Metals International says it is receiving excellent early results from the use of XRT ore sorting technology on stockpiles at Mount Carbine in Far North Queensland. The test work program is supported by a $220,000 grant under the Queensland METS Collaborative Projects Fund. The company says the results support its plan to exploit historical… This content is for iQ Industry Queens...

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Jul 24, 2020
Mount Carbine sorting work wins research funding

Mount Carbine sorting work wins research funding

A mine waste transformation project in Far North Queensland has won a grant of $220,000 under the Queensland METS Collaborative Projects Fund. The work is happening at Speciality Metals International’s Mount Carbine tungsten operation. Joint venture partners Speciality Metals and Cronimet have been trialling sensor-based ore sorting to extract +10mm to 40mm high-grade tungsten particles̷...

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Jul 09, 2020
Far Northern quarry steps up a notch

Far Northern quarry steps up a notch

Speciality Metals plans to modernise its Mount Carbine quarry over the next few months as it expands production and explores new products. Interim Chief Executive Officer, Kevin MacNeill, said the company was planning to incorporate an X-ray Transmission (“XRT”) Sorter into the quarry to extract high grade tungsten material from the crushed aggregate. Along with… This content is for iQ Indu...

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Jul 01, 2020
Quarry yields handy income at Mount Carbine

Quarry yields handy income at Mount Carbine

Mount Carbine Quarrying Operations has received a $4 million purchase order from Bama Civil for the supply of various quarry materials. Owner Speciality Metals International said delivery of the material was scheduled for the December half, as Bama completed a road construction project on the Peninsula Development Rd in Far North Queensland. It said the… This content is for iQ Industry Quee...

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May 01, 2020
Concentrate quality on target at Mount Carbine

Concentrate quality on target at Mount Carbine

Speciality Metals is aiming to produce separate scheelite and wolframite concentrates at its newly commissioned Mount Carbine retreatment plant this quarter. The company, in joint venture with CRONIMET, is retreating a tailings stockpile at the Far North Queensland site, reporting an average grade of 0.08-0.12 per cent WO3 (tungsten trioxide), with a recoverable portion of… This content is ...

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Mar 06, 2020
Speciality Metals cashed up to advance tungsten project

Speciality Metals cashed up to advance tungsten project

Speciality Metals International is set to take processing at its Mount Carbine operation to the next level after a share placement raising $4.5 million. The company said the funds would accelerate further development of the retreatment plant at the Far North Queensland tungsten project and pave the way for its x-ray ore sorter to be… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ C...

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Feb 01, 2020
Mount Carbine tungsten operations ramping up

Mount Carbine tungsten operations ramping up

Production is moving to 24/7 at the newly commissioned Mount Carbine processing plant in Far North Queensland. Speciality Metals said this week the on-site team had been working throughout January to debottleneck individual equipment and increase throughput tonnages through the newly refurbished retreatment plant at the tungsten project. Specialty Metals, in joint venture with Cronimet… Thi...

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Dec 17, 2019
Commissioning milestone for Mount Carbine

Commissioning milestone for Mount Carbine

Concentrate production should begin within weeks at Mount Carbine, with cold commissioning of the system expected to be complete this week. Speciality Metals International is restarting the tungsten project, 80km north-west of Cairns in joint venture with Cronimet. Speciality Metals said they had successfully completed the electrical commissioning for the entire plant at the Far… This conte...

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Dec 06, 2019
Commissioning advances at Mount Carbine

Commissioning advances at Mount Carbine

Speciality Metals International and joint venture partner Cronimet have taken another step forward in the restart at Mount Carbine. Specialty Metals said they had successfully completed the commissioning of the water circuit on the new and refurbished plant at the Far North Queensland tungsten project. “I am very pleased with the hard work that the… This content is for iQ Industry Queenslan...

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