Manganese mining activities are expected to get a boost when a jig plant finally arrives at Shaw River’s Otjozondu mine in the Otjozondjupa region early next week.
Since the start of operations in late 2014, over 3,000 tonnes of lumpy direct shipping ore manganese ore has been shipped while a further 1,100 tonnes are currently in transit.
An estimated 85,000 tonnes of mangiferous material has been stockpiled since the start of mining operations. The 100 tonne per hour jig plant is due for commissioning this month and has since left the manufacturer in Durban, South Africa. Installation and commissioning is expected to take approximately 2 weeks.