This year ITRI’s International Tin Conference took place in Budapest, Hungary and came to a close today. While the conference may have returned to Europe for the first time in several years, the talks were largely focused on Asia and South America.
Tin Mining In China, Indonesia (And The UK)
The conference program featured talks on China and Indonesia’s booming tin mining industries. An interesting fact to note is that, while China produces the most tin annually, one third of the world’s tin comes from Indonesia*. There are no signs of either China or Indonesia’s tin production slowing, however the UK could once again become a major source of tin.
Strongbow Exploration Inc. have begun plans to work on an old copper and tin mine in the South of England with the intention of restoring it into a high yield mine. Europe does not currently export large amounts of tin, but this could look to change in the coming years.
Tin Processing Solutions From Sepro
What is clear is that the worldwide mining industry is always in need of innovative solutions to increase efficiency.
Our extensive research and development helped us design the Falcon UF Gravity Concentrator so that it offers features that tin mines can benefit from.
The Falcon UF is a piece of equipment ideal for fine tin recovery. The machine’s high gravitational fields up to 600 Gs mean that ultra fine particles can be recovered. At a time where the industry is needing to get as much from their projects as possible, having equipment that can do this is a priority. Unlike other gravity concentrators, such as the Knelson Concentrator, the Falcon UF can recover particles as fine as three microns. This ability to recover particles that would otherwise be lost to tailing is beneficial for tin mining operations as well as tantalum and tungsten projects.
In a study, it was actually found that the Falcon UF outperformed the Knelson Concentrator when recovering tantalum due to the Knelson’s low mass pull.
We recently announced how we’re working to lower water usage on our Falcon SB Gravity Concentrator by even more, improving efficiency for aggregate producers and mineral processors across the world.
If you’d like to find out more about our range of Falcon Gravity Concentrators, and how they compare to other machines such as the FLSmidth Knelson Concentrator, speak to one of our equipment experts today.
* Source: World Atlas