W completes first T2 blast at La Parrilla

W Resources has successfully shot the first T2 blast at its La Parilla tungsten project in Spain
W completes first T2 blast at La Parrilla W completes first T2 blast at La Parrilla W completes first T2 blast at La Parrilla W completes first T2 blast at La Parrilla W completes first T2 blast at La Parrilla

The jig-and-mill plant at La Parilla in Spain

Staff reporter

The blast on April 30 covered a mainly barren zone to prepare access to 10m benches in the mine, closer to the run-of-mine pad and crusher plant.
 
W Resources chairman Michael Masterman said the blast kickstarted hard-rock mining operations after earlier preparation in free-dig material.
 
"The explosive blast was completed successfully with the highest level of safety and supervision. 
 
"The ore will be mined at low-cost using a truck-and-shovel operation and transported via the newly constructed ramp to the new 350-tonne-per-hour crusher plant where it will be crushed and then fed to the newly constructed jig-and-mill plant as part of the commissioning process," he said.
 
W said its immediate priority at La Parrilla was to complete commissioning of the jig-and-mill plant, a process it started in mid-April, while at the same time finishing the concentrator plant.