News 03/02/2021

Northern Minerals ore sorter commissioned by STEINERT Australia and ready to work the Top End!

Heavy rare earths producer, Northern Minerals Limited has announced it has successfully completed the installation and commissioning of the STEINERT KSS ore sensor sorter at its Browns Range Pilot Plant, as forecast in the June 2021 quarter.

Northern Minerals CEO Mark Tory (pictured) has said: “With the ore sorter commissioned we are now in a position to run bulk samples from existing stockpiled ore, including lower grade material, to better define how we can apply this technology to optimise our preferred beneficiation process.”

With the STEINERT Australia team completing the commissioning, previous trials of ore sorting of Browns Range material identified the potential to more than double the feed grade to the mill, which in turn has the potential to significantly reduce operating and capital costs of the beneficiation circuit in particular.


About STEINERT Australia

STEINERT Australia provides special sensors and machines for different ore sorting applications and tasks – the STEINERT KSS range. Depending on the precise task, we can offer you XRT (x-ray transmission), XRF (x-ray fluorescence), laser, near-infrared, optical or inductance detection.

STEINERT understands the customer’s diverse and regional requirements. We deliver value-added solutions throughout the entire process – from consultation to manufacturing, installation and commissioning services.

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NTU (Northern Minerals) ASX ANNOUNCEMENT 19 May 2021