Following receipt of Shire and Regulatory approvals, installation of new equipment (high performance spirals and screen) has been completed and commissioning has commenced.
The WCP Optimisation Project is designed to improve recovery of Heavy Mineral Concentrate (HMC) and increase HMC final grade to achieve design criteria for both parameters. The higher HMC grade will then enable the processing plant at Doral Picton, where MZI has a toll treating agreement, to be optimised to achieve design product throughput and recoveries.
Results from this Optimisation project will be communicated once the new equipment has been fully commissioned and HMC production has stabilised.
MZI Interim Managing Director, Dr Steve Ward commented "We are very pleased to commence commissioning of this project. It is the key enabler for us to complete project ramp-up and achieve design production rates and performance criteria. We look forward to communicating further when results are available."
About MZI Resources Ltd
MZI Resources Ltd (ASX:MZI) is a mineral sands producer focused on the high value minerals of zircon and leucoxene, and owns the newly commissioned Keysbrook Mineral Sands Mine, 70 km south of Perth in Western Australia.
Development of Keysbrook was completed ahead of schedule and within budget in October 2015, and completed its first shipment of zircon concentrate in December 2015. Keysbrook is designed to produce approximately 96,000 tonnes of zircon concentrate and leucoxene annually, with over 85% of all planned production committed under offtake contracts with blue chip international customers.
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