Officials at Gindalbie Metals have announced production increases at the Karara concentrator in Western Australia. With the commissioning of the primary and secondary crushing circuit under way, the concentrator is currently operating at approximately 70% of its nameplate capacity of 8 million mt/y. The plant remains on track to achieve its full nameplate production by the end of April 2013.
The final targeted concentrate specification of 68% Fe will only be achieved once the final polishing circuit is operating at full capacity, which is expected at the end of June. Until that time, the concentrator will continue to produce magnetite concentrate with a grade of around 63% Fe, which achieves a competitive market price in line with its iron content.