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Heron’s Woodlawn zinc-copper project faces production relays

Mining News - Published on Fri, 15 Mar 2019

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In an update on its Woodlawn zinc-copper project, Heron Resources reported that ore processing would be delayed to 2019’s second quarter. Earlier this month, Heron announced the start of process plant wet commissioning, which left feeding ore through the plant as the final step of the project’s commissioning. In Tuesday’s (March 12) update, the company stated that contractor Sedgman had advised of the delay at the beginning of March, and that the asset would see first concentrates ready for shipment by May. Woodlawn had been previously docketed to begin production in 2019’s first quarter.

Heron Managing Director Wayne Taylor said in a statement “Heron has been very committed to delivering on dates at every milestone of the Woodlawn project development. As announced on March 4 2019, feeding ore through the plant is the only remaining step in commissioning the project and once completed Heron will transition to becoming Australia’s newest producer of base metal concentrates. We are naturally disappointed by this delay to our development timeline and remain committed to reaching our production milestone with our on-site team continuing to prepare for this.”

Despite the production delay, the rest of the update surrounding Woodlawn brimmed with positivity. The company stated hydraulic mining commissioning had made great progress, that the overall process plant was 98 percent complete and that process plant commissioning was 63 percent complete as of the end of February.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Fri, 15 Mar 2019
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