We run a 25 tons per hour spiral wash plant on 24 hours shifts which translates into 500 tons per day operation. Our feed stock is of good quality of between 32% and 38% chrome content. This easily produces a final concentrate of between 44% and 46% chrome concentrate. Our silica content is minus 3%. Because the current market has beater appetite for 42/44% chrome concentrate, our spiral settings are made to that specification.
We have specific clients which require only plus 44.5% chrome concentrate and minus 2.5% silica content for their smelters. Our wash plant does produce chrome concentrate of this specification.
Sources of feed stock
We source our feed stock from existing operations and mines in the Steelport area. These operations supply our plant with constant feed varying from LG 6 to MG feed stock of between 32% and 38% chrome content. We have written commitments of constant supply of feed stock from established operations.