Crusher problem to hit Thalanga production
The company said the secondary crusher at its processing plant was shut down on September 12 and repairs were underway.
“The repair process involves removal and disassembly of the crusher, expediting replacement components, fabrication and machining then assembly and reinstatement,” managing director Mel Palancian said.
“The company is minimising the impact on quarterly production by implementing a bypass to the secondary crusher and operating at reduced tonnage. Production is expected to be approximately 30 per cent less than in the July 2019 quarter, which was a record for the company.”
Mr Palancian said the plant was expected to return to full production from from the start of October.
“Whilst the secondary crusher is being repaired, underground mine production will continue uninterrupted,” he said.
Red River produces copper, lead and zinc concentrate at the Thalanga operation, south-west of Charters Towers.
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