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Doppelmayr transports Buriticá tailings

Austria-based manufacturer Doppelmayr will build a ropeway for material transport at Continental Gold’s Buriticá project in Colombia

Staff reporter
Buriticá is based in a very mountainous region, creating issues for material transport logistics

Buriticá is based in a very mountainous region, creating issues for material transport logistics

In north-western Colombia, approximately 72km from the city of Medellín, CGL Sucursal Colombia, a subsidiary of the Canadian mining company Continental Gold, is developing the gold ore deposit Buriticá. 

The project has to overcome some challenges in logistics in this very mountainous region. To overcome some of  these issues, a ropeway will be installed to transport tailings from the valley floor to the paste backfill plant at 1,700m above sea level, covering a difference in elevation of 646m. 

In October 2017, Doppelmayr was awarded the contract to build an approximately 1.4km-long ropeway to transport 175t of material per hour in buckets. 

Commissioning of the system is planned to take place in March 2019.

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