Expansion plans at Consolidates Zinc’s Plomosas plant will push its capacity to 200mt per day from 100mt per day. Plomosas plant is running at a better-than-expected operating capacity says Consolidated Zinc.
Plomosas Plant started operating around mid-April, however, initially impacted by normal commissioning issues. The capacity is now stable at 100mt per day. Plomosas and Aldman plants combined have delivered 156 to 302mt per day but production was on the lower end when minor modifications were made at the Plomosas Plant.
Plomosas Project is Consolidated Zinc’s 100pc owned high grade zinc project located in Mexican state of Chihuahua with a history of development in base metals operations. Consolidated Zinc began production at Plomosas in September 2018 and commercial production began in December 2018.
Only small-scale mining continued to the present day at Plomosas and the mineralised zones remain open at depth and along strike, says the company. The mine holds over 2mn mt of ore grading 22pc Zn and Pb.