Ramp up of the Phase 2 Concentration Plant continued during the December 2013 quarter.
The plant operated at 100% of Phase 2 design capacity during the October and November operating campaigns. The performance of the Plant, operating on a campaign basis, has been very satisfactory over recent months. Until concentrate stocks run down, the Plant will continue to operate on a campaign basis, synchronised to demand from the LAMP.
At the end of December 2013, 15,371 dry tonnes of concentrate containing 5,888 tonnes REO were bagged ready for export. Concentrate stocks reduced by 17% compared to the end of September 2013.