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Small scale gold mining, -the future?

Small scale gold mining, -the future?

"The total tonnage at Fäbodtjärn is at the moment estimated at about 200 000 tons, where we expect to process at its height 100 000 tons per year. This can be compared to a large scale mine like Swedish LKAB iron-ore mine where this would represent half-a-day’s production. The gold content however is one of the highest in Sweden, making this an economically sound investment for us" says Bengt Ljung, CEO of Botnia Exploration.

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Illinois (quarrying)

Illinois (quarrying)

Whatever the conditions, you can rely on a Grindex pump to keep performing Illinois isn’t exactly renowned for it’s placid weather conditions. The state often experiences snow storms that last for days, temperatures regularly plummet to zero Fahrenheit (-18C), and the state’s largest city, Chicago, is known as the windy city. This can cause big problems for pumps that are in operation around the clock, but not Grindex p...

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Tunneling (China)

Tunneling (China)

When excavating an 18 km tunnel in the Chinese province of Gansu, contractors Gansu Sino-Italy, quickly realised they needed Grindex pumps to handle the large-scale dewatering problems they were encountering. The Yintao project is a large-scale water transfer undertaking currently on-going in north-west China. This enormous scheme, which comprises more than 200 km of tunnels, is part of a series of projects that will hel...

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Laos open mine

Laos open mine

When the Sepon mine was having continuous problems with their submersible pumps, it was left to Grindex to prove to them that submersibles could do the job in hand. They just needed Grindex mega pumps, Grindex pontoons, and a flexible operating solution.

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Coal Mining (Brazil)

Coal Mining (Brazil)

The challenge Harsh conditions, that is what characterizes most coal mines' operations. The challenge presented to Sidrasul Brazil by a mine in the Santa Catarina region, was pumping excess water from extraction, with a pH between 2.5 and 3.5 with moderately abrasive coal particles ranging from 0.5 to 4 mm. The mine has a depth of 66 meters and a total extension of 600 meters.     Expensive reparations Water was being...

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Sump cleaning (Brazil)

Sump cleaning (Brazil)

Bravo 60 living up to its name  Acquired by a open pit mining company located in the Minas Gerais province for a slurry application (up to 60% solids concentration) in a sedimentation sump, the Grindex Bravo 60 pump lived up to its name, proving it's the ideal solution for a wide range of similar installations.   In this case the Bravo 60 pump replaced a conventional dredging installation with several notable advantages...

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Inox in a copper mine (Chile)

Inox in a copper mine (Chile)

In the largest underground copper mine in the world, near Santiago de Chile, Grindex Inox pumps are making money! In the larges The green colour in the extremely acid water, pH 3, is a result of the high copper content. The mine is interested in reclaiming that copper instead of just sending the water to the treatment plant. The Inox pumps in the picture replaced conventional end-suction pumps that were pumping only 15 l...

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