Metso Outotec wins €10M comminution order for Côté Gold

Finnish mining equipment maker Metso Outotec has secured a €10 million (US$11.9 million) order for grinding mills and a cone crusher for the Côté Gold Project being launched in norther Ontario by Canadian producer Iamgold and Japanese miner Sumitomo Metal Mining.
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Order includes two energy-efficient Vertimill 4500 grinding mills

Metso Outotec will deliver two Vertimill 4500 grinding mills and one MP1250 cone crusher for the Côté Gold Project - no detail was given on the timeframe.

"Low energy and wear part consumption as well as process flexibility were decisive factors for the Côté Gold Project team when selecting the comminution equipment," said Andy Lingenfelter, vice president, Minerals Sales, North & Central America, Metso Outotec.

"Metso Outotec was consulted during the pre-feasibility study and supported IAMGOLD on several projects. IAMGOLD's technical team had solid confidence in the Vertimill technology, and they were also familiar with the high-performance capability of the MP crushers."

Located 200 km northwest of Sudbury, Cote is a 70/30 joint venture between Iamgold and Sumitomo Metal Mining respectively.

Construction of the openpit Cote project commenced in July 2020. It is expected to produce an average of 367,000oz a year for 18 years at an average all-in sustaining cost of $771/oz from the second half of 2023.

The US$1.3 billion project is currently under construction, with first gold production expected in the second half of 2023.