Glencore grinding technology to be installed at Heron’s Woodlawn project

Glencore's M10,000

Heron Resources will use Glencore’s IsaMill technology at its Woodlawn zinc-copper project in New South Wales.

IsaMill – an energy efficient, high intensity, large scale grinding machine – will be installed for the 50th time at the Woodlawn project.

The technology has been part of Glencore’s processing operations since 1994.

Heron process manager Des O’Sullivan said the company needed a versatile and proven fine grinding technology at the site.

“The mill will be treating zinc-rich reclaimed tailings, as well as polymetallic primary ore in different processing modes, and the IsaMill was the best candidate to fulfill these needs,” O’Sullivan said.

Glencore will provide the project with a M10,000 IsaMill (3MW) and the IsaChareger media delivery system, as well as commissioning services.

This is the second project this financial year where the IsaMill will be used to process base metals from reclaimed tailings, the company added.

Glencore Technology general manager Paul Telford said he was pleased the technology would be used at the Woodlawn project.

“This will be our 50th M10,000 IsaMill that will be installed. This certainly gives our clients peace of mind that we can provide technology that can achieve the high demands of fine grinding duties,” Telford said.