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10 April 2013

Metso crushing/grinding package for B2Gold's Otjikoto in Namibia

First publishedon www.AggBusiness.com
Metso is supplying a primary crusher and grinding equipment to B2Gold Namibia for its Greenfield Otjikoto gold mine project in Namibia.

After completion by the end of 2014, the new mine will produce 4,385kg of gold annually in the first five years of full operation. The complete value of the order exceeds €8 million.

Metso's delivery consists of a primary gyratory crusher for processing of run-of-mine gold ore, and a semi-autogenous grinding mill and a ball mill for secondary grinding. The crusher will be delivered in January 2014 and the grinding mills during April 2014. The order is included in Metso Mining and Construction's first quarter 2013 orders received.

"Besides providing a competitive bid, Metso has an excellent reputation for supplying robust crushing and grinding equipment," says John Rajala, manager of metallurgy of B2Gold Corporation.

The new Otjikoto gold project is located 300km north of Namibia's capital city of Windhoek.

The Metso Superior 42-65 MK-II primary gyratory crusher to be delivered can process gold ore rocks over 1m in size. The nominal capacity of the crusher is 2,010-2,780tonnes/hour, depending on the setting used. The operational weight of the crusher is over 119tonnes.

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