Engineering at Metalliferous Mines
For the metalliferous mining sector, North Queensland remains an ideal location for further mineral discoveries and is currently Australia’s largest producer of zinc, lead and silver. The region also ranks highly for copper, bauxite and gold. Other important minerals mined in Queensland are cobalt, nickel, phosphate rock, magnesite, magnetite, molybdenum, rhenium, scandium and tin. Minerals are extracted and recovered through underground and open cut mining operations and processed using onsite processing plants.
Orana Engineering has been engaged by a range of metalliferous mining clients throughout Queensland, with engineering experience in the mining, processing and storage of lead, silver, zinc, gold and copper. Our clients value our industry knowledge and experience, as well as our practical North Queensland location, allowing our team to be reactive and offer local, hands-on support. We understand the importance of compliance within the metalliferous industry, with our staff keeping up to date with all relevant legislation including the Mining and Quarrying Safety and Health Act and Regulations. Further information on the Act and Regulations can be found below.
We are well equipped to offer mechanical, electrical, structural and control systems engineering services for the metalliferous mining industry, assisting with engineering for fixed plant, processing plants, conveyor belts, concentrators and site infrastructure. Explore the case studies below to learn more about the value we have added for our metalliferous mining clients.
Crusher Circuit Upgrade
Eloise Copper Mine had purchased a new Metso TS4.2 dual deck vibrating screen to replace the existing smaller screen and a second Omnicone cone crusher to provide a secondary crushing circuit to increase their production and improve operational efficiencies.Read more
Tank Static Line
All mine and industrial sites will list safety as their highest priority within their day to day operations. In line with this philosophy, management at Carpentaria Gold’s Ravenswood Operation enlisted the assistance of Orana Engineering to design a fall arrest system that could be easily removed and repositioned above the multiple leach tanks on site to allow for the safe removal and servicing of tank agitators.Read more
Gold Slurry Sampler
Orana Engineering was engaged to design a new sampling equipment installation to improve sampling effectiveness at Carpentaria Gold’s Ravenswood operations.Read more
TK102 Bypass Piping
When tasked with a major repair to one of their leaching tanks, operations staff at Carpentaria Gold’s Ravenswood Operations enlisted the assistance of Orana Engineering to develop a solution that would allow for process operations to continue whilst leaching tank TK102 was out of service.Read more
Water Polishing Plant Access Platform
The BHPB Cannington Port Storage Facility located at the Townsville Port operates a Water Polishing Plant for the treatment of site stored water. The Water Polishing Plant Filtration system requires regular maintenance in order to replace Filtration Rods. With the Filter Bank maintenance ports being at a level that cannot be accessed from ground level, it was necessary to arrange work platforms to perform this maintenance.Read more