First Quantum Minerals’ Kansanshi mineral processing plant finalised commissioning and undertook verification testing in May of 2022 of a bulk ore sorting system. The bulk sorting system has been retrofitted to the existing primary crushing circuit, with MR analyser located after the primary crusher and hydraulic diverter installed at a transfer chute ahead of the coarse ore stockpile. A dedicated waste handling conveyor has been installed for materials handling of reject material. At a feed rate of 2,800 tonnes per hour, this now represents the world’s largest sorting plant currently in operation.

NextOre congratulates Kansanshi and FQM on this outstanding achievement and looks forward to the partnership continuing into the future.

Kansanshi primary crushed and rejects handling conveyors