Osisko Mining orders milling equipment for Windfall gold project
(Kitco News) - Osisko Mining (OSK:TSX) announced today that it has placed an order for grinding equipment and ancillaries from FLSmidth, a leading technology and equipment supply company, for its 100% owned Windfall gold project located in the Abitibi greenstone belt, Urban Township, Eeyou Istchee James Bay, Québec.
According to the company’s statement, the order consists of a 7.3 meters (24 foot) diameter x 3.4 meters (11 foot) long gear-driven semi-autogenous grinding (SAG) mill and a 5.2 meters (17 foot) diameter x 9.4 meters (31 foot) long gear-driven ball mill.
The grinding mills have a capacity of processing up to 176.6 dry tonnes per hour, or 3,900 tonnes per day based on 92% availability. The equipment is expected to be delivered to the Windfall project in the second half of 2022. Installation will follow pending successful receipt of all permits and authorizations.
Osisko mining said that securing these critical long lead time components of the grinding circuit is an important first step in solidifying detailed engineering for the Windfall plant.
Osisko is a mineral exploration company focused on the acquisition, exploration, and development of gold resource properties in Canada. Osisko holds a 100% interest in the high-grade Windfall gold deposit located between Val-d'Or and Chibougamau in Québec and holds a 100% undivided interest in a large area of claims in the surrounding Urban Barry area and nearby Quévillon area (over 2,700 square kilometres).