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SEPTEMIiER, 1931

OEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

UNITED STATES BUREAU OF MINES


SCOTT TURNER. DIRECTOR

I
INFORMATION CIRCULAR

A~ '47

MILLING METHODS AND COSTS AT THE MONTANA MINE

CONCENTRATOR OF THE EAGLE-PICHER LEAD CO.,

• RUBY, ARIZ .

REfERENCE LI 8RARY
NNEV1LLE POWER ADMIN LSTRATI
y

• D. E. ANDRUS
• 1. C. 6497
Septellber. 1931.

INFORMATI ON CI RCULAR

DE PARTMENT OF COMMERCE - BUREAU OF MI NES

MILLING METHODS AND COSTS AT THE MONTANA MINE CON CENTRAT OR

OF CHE EAGLE-PICHER LEAD CO. , RUBY , ARIZ . I

By D. E . Andrus 2

I NTRODUCTI ON

This pap r , whioh d BO 1bea he ml : lng prac tice a t the Montana mine ooncentrat o r
u f th e E &1 - Pi cher Lead Co . , i s one o f a series baing p repared b~ th United S t ates Bureau
of Wine.3.

LOCATI ON

The Mon t na mi n i s situated on the eas tern edge of the Oro Bl anoo mountains a t a n


lavatio n of 4 , 300 f eet . It is in th & Oro Blanco mining district , Santa Cruz Count y, i n the
out h r n part of Arizona , about 4 mil es north of he Mexican borde r , 30 mi le s northwes t o f
No a l es and 80 miles southwest of Tucson . A adv, a station on the Southe r n Paolfic Railroad ,
~i d ay between Tucson an d Nogale s , and abo ut 40 miles northeast c f tho mi ne , 18 the sh ipping
po in t a nd i r eao hed over a n e xcellent highway.

HISTORY

The Mont ana gro p of claims w s o~igln lly located in the 7 0 ' s a nd was patented by
L. Ze cke ndo rf . in 1907, wh o retai ned th e title until it wa B sold t o the Eagle-Picher Lead Co.

In 1891 . a lO-stamp mill , ·tilizin concontration an d pan amalgamation methods . was


bui l t to t eat the oxidized gold. sil ver . and lead ore!. The mill was not sucoessfu l and
WA S banda ned 1n 1893.

I n 1916 the con struction of a second mill was sta rted , but was not fi nishe d unt il
tb e Goldfield Conso li dated Co . acqui ad a d oo~pleted it in 1917 . Thi s mi l l used flo tat i on
me tho ds and opera t ed during t he remainder of 1917 and par o f 1918 . I t produced 1 ,250.000
pounds 0 f l ead , 1 , 300. 000 pounds 0 f zinc, a nd 47,635 oun ces o! s 11 ve r. Du ring 1918 t he
Go ldf i eld Consolidated Co . , rather than meet & 1 r e paymenl dUG at that li me and als o owi ng
.0 t h c a rcit y nd iuer r ioisn cy of local labo . closed t e ~ine and ~il l a n d gave up i ts
option.

The p roperty was idle until 1926 , wh en an option was taken by the Eag1 e- Pioher L~ad
Co . , ope ra i in und er t he name of the Montana ioes Operations. A 250- to n oapa. c i t y mill •

• l--:;;:-;·~r ...~ of IUnu " Ul "1 1 00 Coot not e aoRna. l diment 18 u•• d ·
"Reprinted fro U. S. Bl,lr& u of IH oI Intormation Clr-oll.l r 497. to

2 Conoe~lr-a to r auplr-intlndl nt , Yon L na Winl Coooen r a Lor . a~d aD of boon u l l in, on,1nelra, U. S . Bure u o C Wi nl e .

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us i ng diffe ren tial flotation met hods was oompl eted early i n 1928 and haa run intermitten t ly
sinoe t hat t i me. The fir s t operations of t his plan t las t ed from May, 1928 , until the wa t er

fr om t he dams was deple t ed ea rly in the same Bummer. After t e summe r ra in s made water
a vai l abl e, the mill wa s start ed and operated until th 1 ttsr pa rt o f J anu ary , 1929 , when
t he mill was a gain s hu t down f o r laok of w ter. Duri ng this e hut- own some ohanges were
made , i ncl udin g t he addition of oondi tioner ahead o f the zinc circuit. Operat ion s were
again r es umed a fter the summer r ains 'in Au gu t , and in t he mean i me , a pipe line was con-
a tr'J cted La obtain water fr om t he Santa Cruz Riv er , 15 miles dis t ant , nd tb u in s ure an
ade qua te water supply. The mill oper t ed unt il t he middle of Apri l , 1930, whe n it. wac
olo s ed down owini to the low pri oes whioh prevailed i the metal ma rke t .

TRANSPORTATION

All concentra t es a r e shipped to Amado by Coleman trucks , ana t he neoessary s uppl ies
fo r th e pl an t make up tb e l oad for the retu r n t r ip . The truoks , whioh mak a ro und t rip in
about 16 hours, are equipp ed with trai l ers , th capaoity of one unit bei ng 12 t on of l ead
c onoen ra t es or 11 tons of zi no oonce n rate. The haulin g rate is 4 . 50 pe r to n or s 11 ht-
ly more th a nO.II per ton-mile. Thi s e rv i o has p roved a t isfactory.

WATER SUPPLY

Wat 'Jr is impounded b y f our dams , the st o rage capaoity amount in g. lo 40,000,00("
ga ll ons . Duri ng years of no r mal a infal ! th' amo unt is s u ff iC i e nt f o r mi ll ope rations , bu t •
fo r emergenc i es a pump and a pi pe l ine were installed at No r i , on the Santa Cruz River, as
p r vi ous ly e ta ted. So f a r t he ins tal l a tion has been use onl y one month as a t e t. s
ther e has bee n s uffiCient wa t er without it. The e quipment oonsists of a 120- hp . Wort hi ngto n
2-oycl e Diese l engine, direot- conneoted t o a Wor thingto n d'Jpl ex double-acting ou t s ide pa cked
pump. The p ipe l1no 1s 15 mi l es long and 1s co nstruoted o f 4-i noh . heavy-duty, lap-we lded
pi pe. Durin g the month that th e pump i ng plant was operated , the pump delive red wa ter a t t he
rate o f 101 .5 ga llons per m jnut ~ agains t a s t atio head o f 1 . 490 feet , a friction h a d of
585 f ee t, or a total head of 2, 075 feet . at a oo s t of 25.8 c nt s pe r th ousand ga llons.

The mill pond 1s l oca ted bao k of t he No. 1 dam a nd the amount o f wate r s t ored i n
t his pend i s controlled olos01y by admi tti ng water frem the othe r fresh wat e r dams a s ne eded .
Thi s water flow s by gravity f rom t he uppe r dam, whio} is th reservo ir in to whioh the we t I'
fr om th e San ta Cruz pipe li ne i s deli vere , bu t mus t b pumped to the No .1 dam from the
ot h r two dams . Fifty ga l lons o f f r esh wate r pe r minut i s an ampl e supply for all purpo s es .

POWER

Power i!:l obtained by Die s e l engines . one pow r plant se rv ing both t he mine and th e
mi l l. The pl a nt contains s i x Fa 1rbanks- o rBa engi nes of t he f ull Di ese l type , and a l l engines
a r e equipp ed with the same s i ze heads . p i stons, rings , and other i nt erchangea ble pa r t s.
They a r e operated by one en ,:' i neer nd one he lper p I' shi ft and are under t he d irect super-
visi on of t he master meohanio. Th e mi l l r equir s 409 hp. , whioh costs $0. 009461 5 per horse-


powe r-hour. The size'J of th e varl ouOl enginea a nd th e se rv ioe per f o rmed by eaoh ar e as
follows:

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1 3 180 Direct con nected t o a generat or wh io h f urnis hes 60- oyol e
2-phase curren t t 220 \/0 1 te f o the rui ne hOis t, mill
p ump . oondi tioners I an \',1 1 fl ey pump s in th £l ota t ian
oirou it.
2 3 180 Connee ad by bel t to a 2-stage In gersoll-Rand oompressor of
888 oubic f e e t capao ity .
3 1 60 connecte by bel t t o a generator whio h i s he l d ' 0 reserve
f o r emergenoies .
4 1
!
Dlrect-c onn acteci to a ge ne ra t o r whi ch furnish s p ow e r f or
I camp lighti ng . ref igeration . a nd the motors whio h dr ive
the pumps for the r eturn of r eclaimed tailings wa t er .
6 2 120 Ca nn ee ted by be l t to the l i ne shaf t whi ch ope ra t ea thp.
orushing p l an t .
6 6 36 0 Connected by be l t to t he ma i n line s ha f t o f the mi l l .

ORE TREATED

The o re ooours i n a v in whioh has a strike nearl y ae t nct wes t a nd a di p of 57°


to tht-: north. The a 1'e body f ollows a conglomera te-dior i te contaot , and 1 th ough it if;
u~ually oontain ed in t he oonglomerate with the diorite forming t he fo o t wall it is als o fo und
within thA diu ri te.

The p ri mary a re 1s co posed of mi xed sulphide minerals and q u t,z ga ngue , The
s ulphi de mi ne ra ls comp r i se galena , sphalerite J and pyri e wi th subor inate amoun t s of
ohal oopyrit e a nd te t rahedrite . 1h ore also contains some gol d wh i cll is apparentl y free a nd
not ass ooi a t ed wi th t he pyrite .

A microsoopic exawluat10n of the ore as made y R. E. nead , \.J n i t ct Stat Burea u


of ine , Interllloun ain Expedmen t ,station . Salt Lake Cit y , Utal . and his r eport t o t he
company gives the fol l ow1ng informat i on :

The miorosoopio xaminati on of the 'ont ana 01' consisted in


t he s tudy of b ri quetted ml neral gra. i ns obtaine y carefully panning
th e s amp le of o r e sub tted for the purp ose . Several t housand indiv i d-
ual p a l' ti cl es we re studied and the resu l ts obtained may the re f o r e be
considered as r epresen t.i ng the mineralogical characterist ' os of the
en ti re s ampl e.

The Mo ntana ore c ont ains a ry smal l quan ti y o f coppe r ,


Whioh oo cu r s chi e f ly in the f orm of ohal copyrite a nd i s a~sociate d a l -
mos t en ti rely wi th the sphal eri te . Occasionally . i nc l usions of oha l -
copyrite will be found i n the galena , but t l i s f a m of association i s
relativelY rare in the samp l es tudied .

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s phaleri t
The cha l oopyr ite ocours in tbe f orm of rll in ute specke i n t h
a nd assooiated wi t b "t , i n man y i nstances . i s tetrahedri t e .

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The tetra hedrlte oocu r s in yet smaller s pecks than the ohaloopyrite and
ill Dv i nstance were pecks of the mineral seen tha t were la rger t ha n
300 me s h.

Te t ra hedri t e i s the s ilver carri e r in this ore a nd it i s


s aara ly poss i bl e to exp at li b ra tion except by extrem&ly fin e grind-
ing. Whether or 0 uo h a prooedure is t ea ibls i s largely a que s ti on
of eoonomics and al eo depends on tbe relative flotability of tne sphal-
erite and tetrahedrite in a slimed oondition.

The ore at t i m s oon a1ns cons ide rable amoun t s of gouge-like ooll oidal maLerial.
Thi~ malerial has a m r ked ten enoy to float, and to 0 'Ir y zi no s li m wi t i t in to the flo-
tat l on co nc entrat es of the 1 ad oi r cuit.

FRE.";F.NT METHOD OF CONCENTRATING

The mi ll 10 built on st ply lopin hll1~.Lue. It io of a lvan .b. ~a i ran and

timber oon s truotion, wi th conorete r e ta i ni ng wa ll s and oono r ete foundat i on s for mu~ninea.
Mis s ouri conc eolrnUng prac t ice, wi th the exception of jigs , was f ollowed in t ile des ign of
the flow shee t. and all ma ohi ne w th the exoeptio ns of ball mill, Wi1fley pumps a nd Am" 1can
fllters are o f the type devel ped i n the Tri-State di s t riot .

F gure 1 gl ve s the flow hee t of th e o rus hin g plant; Fi gu r e 2 pr~ ~e n t~ the flow
sheet of the ooncen trator.

Crus hi ng

The are . af t passi g through grizzlies. with 8-inch spac es , lo oated underground,
i~ hoisted in skips a nd dump ed direc t ly into th e eoa s e-o r e b in. From hi b in i t io fe a,
wi th wa t er, to an 18-inch Bla ke- t ype orushe r whi ch del ivers ma te -lal of 2-inoh maximum sl ~e.

Th e or u e prod\ c t i r oduced t o . - i no h ma ximum s ize by 8. set 0 f 42-inch p ri ma ry roll~
whioh ope rate in clo sed ci rou 't with a 4 by 8 foot trommel. In t hi s oir cui an I S-inch be lt
elevator returns t he soreen av r l z e to t he roll s . A s eoo nd olo sed circu i whioh oomprises
a se of 32 by 2 4 inch ln i e ng oI ls , an l S- inoll e l.eva.tor. a nd f our by · f aa L a y
s areens red uo ~s t he 0 t o ··-mro . '12e . The und ~rB ize prod uc ts a t he L a y s o e~ d -
slimed i n an 18- i n J b It d a olas s if ier. The ove rf ow pul p 1s conv yed to a 50- t oot Do rr
thiokener and t he s ands a r e de live r ed to the fine-ore bin.

Tile dei.ai ls of woa ri ng p i s of maohin s wh ioh operat i n the o r sll11 g pl a ut are


given in the tabu la tion whic f olloW6.

Cost of wearing
Wearing part \ Ma eri al Life part~ par on o f

Crusher jaws
Crus her oheek pl ates
I
------ ------------------ 31,156 tons of ore ! -~~~~~~--
9,132 tons of ore
ore tr eat ed

Pr ima ry roll she ll s Cas t iron 24,801 tons of ore 0.0242


Finishing roll c hell s Fo rged s tee l 23,232 tons of ore .0462
Trommel scre~ns
LeahL,§Qreen oloth 0 . 105 diam&ter wire
I
9,934 tons of
14 clay s
ore .0044
1 _ _ _ _.;...;
.0:;..;0~5:o.::1=____

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Ore bin, 150 tons capacity

l a-inoh
+
Ca rt~rville crushe r

42-inch
F
~ rtmary rolls
~

la-inch belt
~
lev~at o rl 40 re~t long

4 by 8 f oot tramme l ! 3.t 3-inch openings


I
~
Jnder'si ze Over s ize

f
4-fo.:>t Dallier cone
1
+ +
J2 by
Underflow

24 ~inCh
~I~...--_
rolb
........,..~.......~_ __
J
Overflow


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our 4 b y 5 f oot La hy scr e ens ith 5-mm. openinge

~
Under s iz e
~
.L..aunder
Ov ersize
\ .
i
IJ-inc h be lt drag cla s sifial"

~
Overflow
l
Sands

To
..
50-foot +
Fine- o r e ~
Dorr thickener

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'i gure ~. -flow heat of t he crushi ng plant


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• bin t o t he ball mill , i


C lassi fi~ and f 1D§ Gri ndi ng

AS con s i de rable wat er 1s requ i red to transport the cr ushed ore from be ti ne are
i s neoessary to d wa t er th e feed pu lp before i t ent rs t e a l l
mi ll , a nd a Dor r s impl ex cl ass if ier is us ed f or this purpose. Th cl ass i f ier over flow pulp
's del ive ad t o the s ame 50-foo t Dor r t h ' okener t ha t r ece i ves the ove rflow pulp of t he de-
s l iming ol assi fi e r of the c ru sh in pl ant pre vious ly mentioned. The class ifier an re fed
to an 8- foot by 36-inoh Hardin ge ball mi ll.

T e ball mill i operated a t a sp ed of 16 r.p . m. an with a ball load of 16 tons .


Bal l s are ca s t in Tuos on a nd r placemen t s a re made by he a,:1 ition of 3-inch s izes added to
the bal l mi ll through the f eed ~co o p du r ing he day sh ift . The ball s cos t 44 pe r ton de-
l ive red at the mill; ball c onsump tion amount s to 3.19 pounds pe r t on of ore ground und e r
p redent condit i ons . The oons ump tio n and the cost of ball-mill li ne rs are not known, as but
one se t o f b r ea s t liners has bee n r eplaced to date . This rep l aceme nt was made after the
mill had g r ound 70,000 to ns Of ore .

The Hardinge mill operates in olosed oircuit with a be lt d rag ol ass ifier th e belt
o f wh" ch t ra vel at s pe ed of 66 f eel pe r minute . Th i s olass' f i er has i n uf fi cien t 0 pacity
nd oper tes s omewha t s i mi l ar to a drag oonve yo r when load The norma l overflow olids
oon t i n pproxima t e ly 30 per ~ent o f min us 20 0- esh material an co n i ara ble mat er! 1 th
1 S pl ue AS-mesh .

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Th e th io kene d pu l p rom t he 5 - foo Dorr t hickener joi n ~ the classi i r ov erfl ow
of t he ball-mill oirouit and bo h ra oondit ioned in a 6- f oot De nve r machi ne . Sodi um oa r-
bona t e s added t o ttl bal l-mill d pUl p, hy rot/ans of a d y f e edtH' , in sul' fi o ent mount
pH va l ue between 8 . U aud 8 . 3 when tlie lJ ulp r eacll tj s t he h ~a.d 01 t he Ie d oi r ll ' t .
Zino BU ph ate . od um s ulp hite . and th i oa rbanal i d 1~agent6 a r e also add d t o the bal l-mi ll
reed pulp launder, and just bel ow the P01U t. where these a.ddi ti ons a 1 ma e , s od ium cyani de .
a.nd s odIum s ilia a te are added e ah i n the form of a lO-per oen s olution . Eth yl xa ntha t e
and cres yl ic aci d are added t o he l a und r whi oh conveys th middl i ngs of t he 1 ad cirouit
to t he feed e lev a t o r whioh in tu rn feeds the co ndit ion e I' a t. t he II ad 0 f th e lead oi roui t .

.sodium ca rbonate, added ma in l y t o pro uo e the des i red lka l ini t y , a l s o gi ves a
se l ect! ve a o tion t o s ome degree in t he flo t a tion c 1 rc ui t. Zinc su lpha t e , s od i um cya ni de ,
and sodium 8ulp bi t e not as dep r essors o f aphale d t i n the l ead oi r oui t. The rel at. iv
InOU. ts o f Elsch ar 0 1 ange a needed t o mee l va ryi ng condi ti ona in t he cha rao te r of t h o r
t reated . T h ~ fu no 'l io n o f the s odium s ilica t e 1s to diS}Jerse t he fi ne gan ue ma terial of t he
gouge aud t hu s prevent its t e nde ncy 0 flo t, a nd to oa rry z in a f ines meohanioally. i nto th
lead conce~trate8.

Aft e r th e pulp i ondilione it .1 tr eat d in two pri ary Butoll l't fl o t a t ion
mac hin ee which opera t e in paralle l, aoh t at ing one ha l f the tot a l f lo t a t ion f eed . Tlese
mac hines pro duc e fini s hed l ead oo ncent la tes and t a i l i ngs p roduot s . which are again tr eated
in t wo seoo nd e. y Butoha rt flot at i on maohi nes , wi t h add itiona l xant a te and cresyl1 0 ao i d
rea ent s . T.e s ec ondo. y machines operate as oavenger cel l and p r oduoe l ead mi dd lings . as


frot h product3 , whioh a re returned to th e oo nd1tioner at the head of the lead c irouit. The
I;. ai lin gs are conveyed to two 6- f oot oond1t ioner tan ks at t he head o f t he zinc oirouit by .J.
3-inch Wil ley pump.

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The r eagents used in tile zinc oirouit are added to t he sump whi ch f eeds t he Wilfle y
pump. Lime is added by means of a dry feeder in suf f i oient qu antity to pro duo e a pH valu e
of 8.8, the usual amount required being about 1.0 pound per ton of are . Coppe r s ul phat e .
0.64 pound pei ton of ore, is fed by a tream of wa t er dir oted upon oopp ul phat orystal
wh1c~ are bel~ ina oopper container. The ·6 t ur at ed copper sul pha olut l u 1 ves t t h ~
bot1.om 01 the conta i ner. Sodium ae rofloat, 0.025 pound per to n of O! 6 t a t~ d , and uffi-
oi en t c resylic acid to prod·.ice t e fl'Oth de s i r ed, a re al so added.

After the pulp 1~ oonditioned it i s di s tribut ed to two pr.imary Butcha rt flotation


machine s which operate i n para ll&l. The se machines p roduce · final Zino acne nt at iii a nd
tailings produo ts. Additional amounts of ethyl xfintbai nd c res yl i c ac i d a r dded to the
tai.llng pulp s , after whioh they are again treated in two se oonda r y Bu toha rt fl otat i on
maobines operated in pa rallel. The s eoondary machines operate as s cavenge r cell s and produoe
zinc middlin~~, a s froth products, whioh are returned to the condi ionin g t a nk a t the bead
of the zina oirou i t by a 3-inob Wilfley pump. The taili ngs of the se conda ry mac bi ne are
final waste products and a re conveyed to the ta ilings dam by a 4-1 no11 Vi l fl ey pu p .

As a portion of the silver oontent of th e are i s in t i matel y a ssociated wi t the


s phalerite, the lead Circuit is operated to loal abou t 1 per oent of th tctaJ. zinc wi th
t he l ead ooncent rJli-es . The rejection of thi s zino and the produot ion 0 c leane r 1 ad oon-
oent ra tes is a ccom~Quied by a marked dec r ease of t he sil ver and cop pe r oontained i n t he lead
conc en l r ates and a 00 1'res ponding ino rease of th se met I s i n t he z i no conc en t rates . The
fIgu res whioh lo~low illustrate the effeot of Il oat i ng z inc wi h t he le ad on th i l ve. a nd
copper oontents of the lead oonoentrates.

Lead ooncentrate s
Lead, Zinc. Copper, Silver,
ger Q~ nt :e!ll ~ 12e1' o~ n!t QunQes Ee r to n
72.0 4.0 1. 0 22

Lead OOnOt:D t ra t e s 56.9 9.6 2.3 62

The primary flotalion maohines are opera ted wi th t he ga tea . whioh Call t rol he pu II
level s , down Slid the s econdary maoh i nes are ope ra ted wi t h the ga t ea rai s ed abo u t f~ v
notohe s .

The poor claSSification obtained in the grinding oircui t, a.s pre vious ly not ed,
ca uses tile :..;~ndin~ 0 f oonside rable am unt s of ooa r se mat ri al to the flo t at ion oi r cu1 ts .
This condition results in exce es ive wear on tbe impell er of the fl ot a tion ma ch i ne nd also
G ,uses ohoking in the oondi lioner tank a t the head of the l ead cireui t, whio h ma kes nec Bea ry

t he draining of it s oontents to the fe ed box of t h ba l l mill once eve ry week. Flata tion-
machine impellers are rene wed on the primary and se condary oell s a ft er handlin g 10,000 a nd
7,100 ton s of are, resp ctlvely. The co s t of impe ll e r r enew I s amounts t o 0.005 and 0 .007
per ton of Ofe tr a t ed in primary and s eoondary 0 11 . r esp ot ively.

Runners , die rin ss , and follower plat es of t he W11 f h 'Y pump, whi oh conve ys l ead
circui t t a ilings , have a life of 3.770 ton;:,; of or handled. . whereas the case ave r ages 1:3. 748


t ons before renewal. The eest of renewal parts for thi s pump amounts to SO.0107 p r to n of
ore mi l led. The oost of r enewal parts for the Wilfl~y pump wh i ch et urns t e zi no middl i ng
f rot h t o t he head of the zinc circuit amounts tl $0.0035 pe r t on of ore milled .

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• The ooa r se ma t e r ia l oo nta ined in the flo ta ti on fe ed pulp does not . fo r tunate l y ,
p raven t 6 t is f acto ry reoo ver i es being made in the flotati on ci rcui t s. Thi s 0 0 1 d i t io n i s
pro bably due to cl assi ficati on and select ive gr · ndi ng of t he s ulphide mi ne r als.

DISPOSAL OF TAI LINGS

The tai lings from the z in o scavenge r ce ll s ~rc conveyed to a s ump and f r om th e re
pumped to ai the r of t wo ta i l ings dams located 800 f ee t dis tan t and dl re c tly be low No. 1
f real -wa t e r dam. The pipe lin e used for t his pu rpo se is served b y a 4-inoh Wil fl y pump and
is made 0 4-inc h , fl ang e-oo nnected , heavy- uty pi p. The flang e oon neo tio ns permi t th e
j oints to be read ily disc on neoted in case o f choking o r i nstalling new lengths o f pipe. Th
sides o f the dam are ma i n ta ined by two men during the da)! s hift.. Th e l a under disoharge
points are changed as r equ ired on the two ot ler shifts b y the pump men. in additi on to t he i r
us ual p ump du ti es. whioh i nc l u e the return o f reolaimed wu t r f rom t h tailings pond . The
r cl aime-d wate r f r om th e tai lings po nd amo n ls to 75 pe r oent o f t ha t oontai ned in t he t a il-
i ngs p ul ps; it is ret urn?d t o No. 1 freah- ater am by e ithe r of t wo 3- 1nch, motor-drive n
Amer i oan oent ri fuga l pumps. The oase of t he 4-inch pump wl ich s erves t he t ai l i ngs pi pe line
hand l es 15 . 21 9 t on s o f s ol i ds before renewal ; the f ollowe r plat es . r unners , and die ri ngs
average 8,503 tons o f s ol i before leplaoiJ g . The oos t of pump r eplacements 1s 0 . 00918
p r ton o f s oli ds hand l ed .

• The fi ni s hed concent r ates pulps from tba l ead ana zinc f lo t a t io n oi r cu i t bre oo n-
veyed direct l y to the i r r espeotive 6-foot . 4-disk America n f i l t ers by 3-in oh Krogh pu.mps .
The pu lps enter the fi lter reservoirs th r ough the bottom , as t hi s method o f introciuoing th e
p ul ps tends a ma in tai n suspension of the solid s and thus increases t he effi ci enoy of filte r-
i ng . Vacuum is no rmall y ma i ntai nad aroun · 20 inches o f mero ury by an 18 by 6 i nch I ngersol l
Ra nd pump whio h ope rates a t a speed of 274 r . p . m. P l ma t wi ll f ilt e r bags are used , whioh
cos t 0.67 eaoh del ive r ed to the mill an which have an a ver ·ge lifo o f 29 days o f s ervice.

SAMPLING

All samp l es r e ta.ke n by hand at 30-mi nu ta i nte rval s . The OOll oe n tra teB are de-
l i vered by th e f 1l ters t o 14-foot ooncentrates oars whi oh in turn de li ver t hem to oo ncen-
trates bins. The con oe nt ra t es samples a r e take n f rom th ese oars by means of pi pe s mpl ers .
Si x pipe sampl s are r emo ved fro m eaoh carload of concen trates. Ha lf of the t ot al samp le i s
p laced in an ai r ti gh t container to be used for the moi stu re de t ermi na tion and the other hul f
is r-6se r ved f o r t he usua l chemica l cie termi na t i ons. We i ghts o f con oent ales produoed pe r
• s hi f l are calculated fro m t he number of oa r loads de l i ve red to th e bins and by calibrati on
o f t he bi ns .

Th e wei ght of mi l l heads is calculated f r om t he nu mbe r of skip l oads ho isted f r om


the min and f rom cal i b ra ti en a f the ooars e and f i ne a ra bins . All conoen t ra t o r samp l es
are cemp os 1ted f or each sh ift , and the s hift samples a.re ass ayed for gold , si l ver , l ead,
zi nc, and oopp e r.

The mill assays and weights o f conoe n t ra t es I.ave olosely checked t hose obta i ned by
• the smelters . As a. ru le . the mi l l weights are a fr ot lon of 1 per cent l ess t han the sme l ter

9 5 06 - '7 -
I. C, 64'}7.

CONCENTRATOR DATA

Tabl e 1 presents metallurgioal da t a for various periods durin~ 1929 and 1930. The
arked i mp r ovement sh own in ~urch, 1930, as compa r ed to Ootober, 1929, i3 due to ohanges in

flotat i on reagents a nd to longe r expe rienoe of the opera tors wi th the flotation mach:i.nes
used .

Tabl e 2 gives s oreen-assay an a ly ses o f f inal ooncent ra tes product~ and 'L'able 3
presents a s c r ee n-assay analys i s of th e fin a l ta i l i ngs.

Tab l e 4 gives es tima ted powe r requirements f o r tb e vari ous mnchine3 operated in
t b e pl an t .

Tab l e 5 gives a s umwR. ry of m 11 ~i ng costs f or tbe period October 1. 1929. to


,
April 1 , 1930 . Tabl e 6 s bows unit co t s fo r a~o , 1930 , a nd Tab le 7 gives t he distributlcn
o power used for t he period Ootobe l 1, 1929 t o A r1 1 I, 1930 .

:)506 - 8 -

1. C. 6497 .

• Ootober, 1929 Ma r ch. 1930


October 1, 1929
to
._ _ .___ ___ ___ -AP1:llJ.,.. ~_

-"--'-" ..---------------------------------
Total o r e milled, tons .. ..... .. ... ........ .. ... ........ .. ..... ... .. .. .. 7, 049 6,1 49 41, 246
Ope rat in g ti me , per oent .. ..... ..... . .. . .. .... ..... .... . .. .. .. .. . 89. 50 94. 00 91.12
Ore t r eated pe r 24 hours of operatin g ti me, tons 254 252 258
Analysis of heads :
Gol d, ounces pe r ton .. .. .. .. ... ...... .. .. ... .. .. .. .... .. .... .. .. . 0 . 060 0.077 0 .071
Silver , ounoes per ton " ........ .. .. .. ... .... .. .. .. ... ... .. ..... .. 8 . 57 8 .02 8 .17
Lead , per (' Qut .. .. .... .... .. .. .. .. .... ... ...... ... .... .. .... ... " ... .... .. 5 . 94 5.89 5.13
J Z1no . pe r oent .... ... .. .. ..... .. ...... .... ' .. .. . ..... .... .. .. ..... . 7 . 69 6 .47 5 . 98
Coppe r, pe r Cbut ...... .. ... .. . . . .. . .... . .. .... ... .. .... ....... .... ... .. . 452 .335 . 390
Total l ead c on centrate s produced, d ry tons .. ... ... .. 647 .20 597 .72 3 , 435 .06
Lead oonoen trate s produoed per 24 hours ope r-
ati ng tim e, d ry tOIlS .. .. . .. . .......... .... .... . .. .. .. . ...... .. ........ . 23 . ~2 24 . 46 21.117
olsture cou ta nt of lead conoent r:l t es , per cent .. 7 .90 8.00 7 .67
Rati o o f oonoentration in I e d oi r cu it, ton
into 1 .. .. ....... .. .. ... ... .. .. .. .. .. ..... .... .. ..... .... .. .. .... .. .. .... ... ... .. .. 10. 89 10 . 8 9 12.01
Indioated reco veries i n l ead concentrates ,
per oent:
GOJ.d ..... .... ..... .. .. .. .... .. .. .. .. .......... ...... ....... .. .... ... ...... .. .... .. 65 . 80 82. 19 78 .31


Silver ...... ...... ... ..... .. .. ......... .... ... .. .. .. ... .... .. ..... .. ...... .. ... 67 . 70 78.61 75 . 49
Lead .. .. ... .... ...... .... ... ... .. .. ... .. ........ ... ... ... .. ....... ... .. .. .. .. .... .. 88 . 40 95 .79 92 . 69
Zino .... ... .. .. ......... .. ... .. .... .. ...... ...... .... .. ...... ... ....... .. ... .... .. . 13 . 05 15 . 97 14.02
Coppe r .............. .. ........................... .................. .. ........... . 56 . 40 66. 13 65 .33
Analyses of l ead concentrates:
Gold , ounoes per ton .... .. .. .. .. .. " .... ..... .. .. ..... ........ . . 438 . 654 . 674
S1l ve r , ouno es pe r ton .. ............ ..... .. .. .......... ..... .. . . 63 . 28 64.88 74 . 02
I.,ead , per oent ....... ... .. .. ..... .... .. .. .. .. ... ...,. .. .. ... .. .... ... .. 57 . 29 58. 11 57 . 0 5
ZiDO , P r oent ... ... ............. .. .. ... .... .... .. .. .. .. ..... .. .. .... .... . 10 . 93 10. 64 10.06
Copper, per cent ... .... ... .. ........ ........................ .. .. ...... .. 2.781 2.28 3.094
Total z inc conoentrates produced, dry tons .... .... . . 747.42 545 . 95 3 , 215.15
Zino oonce nt r ates produoed pe r 24 hours of oper-
tl ltng time d ry to ns ....... .. ... ... .. .... ..... ... ... ... ... .. .... .. .. .
I 26.93 22 . 34 20 .09
01 ture oonten t of zinc oonc ent rates , per oent .. 10 . .30 9. 00 9.58
Rat ' o of ooncen tration in zinc cirouit bas ed on
ori gi nal heads . tons into 1 ............ ... ....... . ....... .... . 9 . 4-3 11.28 12.83
I ndicated reco veries i n z i no conoentra tes , per
cent :
Gold .. ... ... ..... .. ...... ...... ... ... .. .. .... .... .... .. ...... ..... .. ... ..... .... .. 14 . 25 8.10 7 .89
Si lver .... ... ...... .. .. .. .. ..... .... .... .. .......... .... .... ..... .. ...... .. . 18 .10 10. 91 11 . 92
Lead .... .. .... .. ... ..... ... ... ....... ........ .... .. .... ... ......... ... ........ ... .. 6.80 2.68 4 . 23
Zi no .. .. ..... .... ...... ... ............................. .... ..... .. .... .. ....... .. 6 9 . 50 7 0 . 58 68. 29
Copper .. .. .... .. ... .. .... . ....... .. .... .. .. ... .. ..... .... .... ........... ... .... 23 . 70 13. 40 14. 41
Analysis of zino ooncentrates :
Gal , ounoes per ton .. ....... ....... .. ....... ... .... .... .. .. ...... . . 082 . 070 . 07

• Silver , ou nces pe r ton .. ... .. ............ .. ....... .. .... ,...... .

9606 - 9 -
14 .64 9 . 86 12 .40
I. C, 0497.

Tagl e 1. - Meta llu rg i cal da ta1Q,r various -12§ti.Q.S!§ du r i ng 1929 --lli! 193Q - Con tin ued

. - I Octobe r 1929 1,

IOatober, 1929 a roh, 1930 to
- - ---- - --------------1---. _.___ _____ ___ .,Apri1-L. 1930_
An lysis of zino oonoentrates - (Cont'd):
Lead, pe r cent ......... ... ... .. .. .. .. " ........... .... ...... .. ... .... .. .. 3.79 1. 78 2.79
Zin o , pe r oent ........ ... ................... .. ... .. .. .. .. .. ...... .. .... .. 50,46 51.45 62.36
Coppa r, pe r cent ... ... .......... ...... .. ...... .... ....... ... .. .. ... ... .. 1.013 ,506 .720
I ndioated t a ilings l osses , per cent:
Go ld .. .. .......... .. ... ,.... .. ........... ,.. .. .. ,............. .. .. ... .. ... ........ .. 20.00 9.68 13.78
Silver ...... ................... ..... ... ..... ....... ........... .. .. ........ .... ..
Lead .... .... ...... ..... ,........ ,... ... ....,.. ......... .. ............ ,...... .. ,.... ,
14.10
4.15
10.46
1.53
12 . 58
3,16

Zino .. ,.......... . .... .... ...... .... ......... ................... .. ..... ,........ . 17 . 60 13.45 17.68
Copper _... .... ... ......... ,.. ,.. " .. ", ..... ... ... .. ....... .... .. ............... . 19.96 20,48 20 . 24
Analysis of tailings :
Gol d , ouncc '; per ton ... " ......................... .. ...... .... .. .. . ,014 ,009 ,011
SlI ve r, ounces per ton .. .... ,....... ,........................... .. 1.49 1.03 1.22
Lead, per cent .. ...... .. .... ..... ,... " ........... .. .... .... ,... .. .... .. .. .35 .11 .19
Z1no, pe r cent .. .. ... ......... .. ...... ... . ,..... .... .. ... .... .,..... .,.. .. 1.87 1.07 1. ,6
Coppe r, p e r oent .. ..... ...... ......... .. ... ..... .... .. ................ II .100 . 084 .095
Alknlinity 1n l~;::\d flotation circuit. pH value ... . II 8,2 II 8.0


Alkal i n i ty in zinc flotation oirouit, pH value .. .. I I 8,8 I 8.8
Consumption of balls per ton of ore, pounds ...... .. 2.70 2,17 3,19
Soli d in c l a ssi fier overflow pulp. per oent .... . 28.2 31.0 ?9.3
Re agen t s used per ton of ore treated, pounds:
Lime ,...... ,. ', ............... . .............. ........ . ,......... ... .. .. .... ,.... . 1 , 200 1.200 .995
Sod iu.m oarbonate .. ...... ....... " .. ... .. ,... ,........ ... ... ,... ..... .. . .385 1.28 .735
Ethyl xanthate .... ,... ..... .... ....... .. .. .. .. " .. .. .. .. ... ....... ,..... .. .0tiO .050 ,057
Thiooarbana lld ...... ,.................. .. .......... .... .... .......... " .. None .095 .028
Aer-ofl oat ,., ....... ,............. .. .. .... .. .......... ........... .. .... ,,, ..... . .035 . 026 .031
Cr esy lic a oid .. .. ... ,.... .. .... " ..... .... .. .. .. .... " ... " .. ... .. ... ,... . .217 .190 .150
Pine oil " ............... ... .. .. .. .. ,... ... ... .. .... ' ...... .." ... "'" '' '''' ... .030 .028 .042
Sodium oyanide ,.... .... , ....... ... .... .. ... .. ... .......... ... ... .. .... .. .54-4 .216 .219
Zino s ulphate .. ,.. .... .. .. ." ... .... ... .... ........ .. .... .. .... .. ..... ,,, .. 1.000 .850 .640
Sod i ufJI. s ulpha te None .095 .028
Coppe r s u lphate .60 .65 , 641
Sodi um si licate .48 .48 .258

9506 - 10 -

• -_._._----
Table 2.- Sc reeu- assay
--------- ..-
nalys9s of t i na l concent rates products
_. - ----------
Wei gh t,
I. C .6497 .

~ -- -- ----
..
Soree n s i z e, mesh pe r ce n t Ounoes per ton Pe r cent _ _ _
I nd i vi du~l Cumul ati ve Go ld Sl Iv e r
- ---
Lr~d
--------
conce ntra te s :
Lead Zinc coppe r llnso l ubla

Plus 40 ..... .. ... .... ....... ... .. 1.50 1. 50 0.90 31.0 4.3 4.9 0 .60 40 . 8
Minus 40 plus 60 .. .... .. 1. 50 3 .00 .90 42 . 0 40.1 10 .2 2 .67 15 .6
Mi n us 60 plus 100 ... . . 4.00 7.00 .88 113.6 52.1 10. 7 5 . 27 9 .7
Mi nu s 100 plus 150 .. . 10.00 17.00 .80 99.;; 48.5 10 .6 2 . 19 6.3

, l nus 150 plus 200 .. ..


Min us 200 .......... ... .. .. .... .
12.00
71.00
29.00 .75
.63
76.0
52.6
54.7
60.2
10 . 5
9.3
3 .11
2.10
2.6
1.4
Comp os i t e .. ... ........ ... .... .. 100.00 .679 62.05 56. 90 9 . 57 2. 34 3.17

';': ino oon'':L'n t ra te e :


PI UB 40 ...... ..... ........ ... .. .. 0.30 0. 30 .02 5 .20 4.20 10. 50 . 32
Mi nus 40 plus 60 ... .... . 1.40 1. 70 .16 23.b2 1. 60 49 . 50 2 . 10
Mi nu s 60 plus 100 ... .. 7.20 8.90 .1 5 20.50 1. 40 55.98 1. 8 0
100 plus 150 ... .
~l n u s 17.10 26.00 .11 10.60 1.\: 5 54.62 .7 0
Mi nus 150 plus 200 ... . 14. 00 40.00 .07 9 .20 0. 80 53 . 40 . 80
i nus 200 60.00 .08 8 .60 2. 45 52.50 . 42
Compo s ite 100.00 .089 10 .CB 1. 89 52 . 77 . 64

• _ .. __ SC I"een~
Tagl e 3.- Screen-assay anal Yses of f inal tailings

---------··-- -- -· - I- ~; i~~ I~~~l;~; ;;~ ~ o en t r~; ; ~..21~ me al§


mesh_ _ _ _ .E!ll..Q.2.!l1 _ Lead_. _ _ .Z i nc Le _ _ _ .b11l2_ ._
Plus 40 .. ... .... .. .. ....... ..... .. ... ... .. ..... .. .. ... ... . 2.60 1.35 1.17 35 .05 2 . 50
in us 40 plus 60 .. ...... ... ... .... .. .... .. .. .. .... 16.70 0.10 0 . 80 16 .61 11. 50
i nus 60 plus 100 .. ... .. ......... .... .. .. .. ..... 20.60 2.68 1. 87
Minus 100 plus 150 ...... .. ..... ... ... ... .. ...... 15. 50 1. 54 0. 5 1
Mi nus 150 plus 200 .. .. ... .... ... .. ..... ......... 8 .60 0 .86 1. 49
Minus 200 .. .. .. .. ..... .. ...... ... .. .. .... .... ... .. .... .. . 36.00 43 . 30 82 . 58
Composi te .. .. ... .. .. .. ..... ... ... .... ... ... ....... .. ... .. 100 . 00 10 0 . 04 100 . 45

• 9f506 - 11 -

I.C.6497,

Tabla 4. Estimated ppwer. r egui rements of ill var i ouF,l machin.e$


wltl1 friot ion osses included

~ _~M=a=c~
h_i=
n ~e ____________________________ IEstima t e d ho rsepowe.r.
Crus hing pla nt:
1 Car t erville o r usher , IS-inoh ..... .. ....... " .... ... ..... .. .... ... ..... ..... ... ....... .... .. .. 20
Primary rol l s , 42-1 ncb ....... .. ... ... .... .... .................. .. ........ .. ... ..... .. .,..... ..... .. 15
1 Coarse e l evato r, I S-inch .. ....................... ....... .. .......... ... ............... .. ... .. .... . 8
1 Trommel , 4 by 8 foot .. _....................... -.. ..... ....... ........ .. ..... .. ........ .. ....... .. . .. 4
4 Leahy so reens , 4 by L> faa t ...... ..... .... .. .. .... .... ............... .. .. ................ ... .. 4
1 Fi ne eleva t o r , IS-inch .. ..... ............ " ........... .. .. .. ...... ... .. .. .... .. ... .... ...... .... .. 8
1
1
Herc ules r o l ls, 32 by 24 inoh ...... . ........ .. .... .. ... ....... .. .. ......... .. .. .. ..
Bel t. deslime r .. ............................... .. ..... .. ........ ... ........... .......................... .. .. .
15
7
,
1 America n oentri fu gal pump, 3-inch .. .. ...... .......... .. .. .... .... ... ... ........... ...... . --. ~- .
Total for crushi ng plant ........... .. ........... .... ........ .. .... .. ... .. .. ...... ..... .. 37

Fi ne g ri ndi ng:
1 Hard in ge ball mi ll, 8-foo t by 36-inob ... .... ..................................... " .. 135
1 Dorr s i mpl ex dewatering olass ifier .. ................ .................... " ... .. .... . 3
1 Bel t drag c lass i fier, 18-inoh ... .... ... .. ... .... ... ........ .. ..... .... .... .. .... .. ... ..... . .. 5
To t al f or f ine- g r ind ing oi reu i t ....................... ........... ........ .... . 143

Flo tat ion:


I
1
8
1
2
1
Feed eleva t o r. 12-inch bucket s .. ... ............ ............ . .. ..................... .. .... ..
Lead cireu i t co ndi t io ne r. 6 ... foot .... ...... .................. .. ...... .. ... .. .. .. .. ... .... ..
Bu tohar t flot a tion mao hines ... ..... .. ... ... ...... .... ....... ... ..... .. ....... .. .... ........ .. .
Wilf l ey sand pump for l~a d oireu i t tailin gs . 3-in oh .. ....... . ....... ..
Zino oi rou it oond iti one r s , 6-foot ................................ . .. ... ............. ..
il flay sa.nd pump for ret urn of z·l no middl i ngs . 3-1noh ......... ... .
5
3
64
10
6
B

1 Kro gh pump fo r l ead concentra te s , 3-1noh .................. .. ..... -... ....... .. .. .. 5
1 Krogh pump f o r zino oo no ntra t es , 3-inoh ..... .. ...... .. .. .... .... ... .. .. ....... ... 6
1 Dorr t hiokener . 50-fo ot .. ....... ... ... .............. .. ........................... ... ...... .. .... . 5
Butohart diaphram pump , 4-inoh .......................................................... .. .
1
-~ -
Total for flot a tion ...... .. .. .,..... ......... .. ... ....... .. .... .. ....... ....... ........... . .. 114

Filters :
2 Am rlean filters , 6-foo t 4-di s k. including vaouum and filtrate
pumps ...... .... ..... .... ................... .. ....... ...... ................. ......... .... .. .... ... .. .. ....... .. ..
--~ 25
I
Water suppl y :
1 Go uld eantr! fuga l p ump, 6-inoh .............. ... .... .......... ...... .. ..... .. ... ...... .. ... . 18 I
I

1 American oent r ifugal pu mp for return of water from tEL.i.lin gs dam 10


Tot al for wat er .s upply ......... ...... ... .... .. .. ... ... .. ............... .. ...... ....... . 28

Disposal of tailin gs:


1 12


Grand t o tal 409

9506 ... 12 ...


I . C.64':n .

• Tagl 5. - ==~ of oone ntra t o f ~ !2.r p~ Qctober ..L. ~ !Q mil .L 1930


are mill ed , tons ... ... ... ... " . .. .. " .. .. . 41, 246
Lead cono entra t es p roduoe , t ons
Zinc oonce nt ra. t es p rod uoed , tons .. "
3, 435
3 ,215
-----~--- ----- ------
I Per
...

;~~~~~:::
cent
I Labor Ipower z I Tot al of
__ .__ __ ._ ... _______ ~ __ .__ I .-r-, ._ -I. ... -.. ~-. land I'aillll..!:§. 1Qill .Q..Q§1
Crt1E~hlng a nd se reenin g .. . .. ... .,,, .. .. .. . I 0.1493 0 .0765 JO , 0954 0 . 3212 14 . 59
Gri nd i n g a nd olass l fyin g ,. ........ ... ...... .. .. ..... .. .... . 0233 . 1258 . 1029 , 2520 11. 45
Fl ot tion ...... ' ... .... ..... .. ..... .... ... ...... .. ...... ... .. .. ,.. .... . 1347 . 1003 . 3631 . 5981 27.16
Fil ters .. .. ... ............ . ,. ..... ....... ..... ,...,.. .... .. .... ...... .. . 0204 . 0219 . 0080 .0503 2 .28
Di sposa l of tail i ngs .. .. .. .. ..... .. ... .. .. .. .. .0408 .0105 .0110 . 0623 1 2.82
Wa ter supply, new and re t urn water .... .. , ... ,0506 . 0241 . 0008 I . 0755 3. 42
----~-- I 1--- ..1- .---- 1--. 1- - -
Total di reot cost .... .. ... .. ... .... .... .... ... ... ....... , .. .. 0. 5812 151. 3594 1
IlO.i1 91 1 0 , 3591 1
-- -.-1-- .... - 1.-- - 1--.. '-'" I 1- -
ri cel l aneous 1 ... . ..... .. ....... .. ... . .. .. , .. ... . .. . ''''. I . 1675 ! - 1 . 6751 I , 8426 1 3 ~. 27

To t al cos t . ,.,. ---- I 0_ 5866 /S0 -359d 1. 2563 1\ 2 , 2020 II 100 , 0 0

1 Inol udes assa ying , ope r a t i on of pumpin g plant and pipe line from ri ver when used , s hop ,
and mi ll s hare of t he general overhead expense .


2 Power oos t s .0 . u094615 per ho rs epowe r- hour .

• 9506 - 13 -
1. C. 6497.

Ta ble 6.- Summa. rv g.£ uni t Qonoen t r tQr

Ore mil led , to n 6.1 49


f or M§r2!L.. 1930

Coat pe r t on Per cent
Tot 1 cost of of
Q!§. mi l eg _ ~ cos t
Labor 1 ............. ... .................... .. 12 , 931.62 '0 . 4765 33 . 59
Powe r . ......... ... ........................ .. 2 . 8 . 56 .3982 28.24
Bal l s ........... .. ..... .. ................. ... 293 . 70 .0 477 3.38
J
Reagents .... .... ... . ...... ..... .. ....... . 1 , 960 . 52 . 3188 22.61
Weari ng pa rt e estima t d ~ .. 1,094 . 52 . 1781 12.18

Total " .. ... .. .............................. 8, 728.91 1. 41 93 100.00

1 Average numbe r of men per hift . . . . . .. . . . . . . * • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •• 7.22


To ns of o re mi ll ed per man- shit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ,1 . . ... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 . 89
Tons o f l ead oonoent rates p ro duc ed per man-shif t .. 0.8239
Tons o f z i no cone ntra ro duoed er man-s hift .. 0.7712

2 Es ti mate of co s t of wearing arts per t on Of o r e mil led


follo ws :
Cru sher 0 .0050


Pr i mary r oll s ................... .. .. .......................... .. .0242
Fini sh in g ro l l s .. ........................ ................... .. .046 2
Tro mme l . 0044
So r ee ns .. .. ... ... .. .. .... ...... ............ " . .... .. .. .. .. .. ......... . .0060
Line rs .. ........ ...... ... ............................. .. ............ .. .. .0200
Wi l f l ey pumps ..... ..... .. ..... ............................... .. .0233
Impe l le r s ................... .... :...................... .. .... .. ..... . .0120
Fil t e r bags ......... .. .................... .. ..... .. ............... . .0080
Othe r iron (in ol uding oast launders ,
: coop lips , elevator buokets , eto . ) .... _ ..:,0300

Tota l .. .............................. .. 0.1781

Table 7. - Pi D .,0..£ .R.9.U.!:J.Q.!: ~


October .L.. ~.iQ AJU:!J. .L. WQ

I Horsepowe r- hou rs Per oent of


------------------------------- I~ d 1QQ mill ed ~ power
Cr us hi ng a nd e c reen ing .. ...... ..... . 8.11 I 21.33
Ba ll mi ll a nd ol assifiers .... .. 13 . 35 34.94
Flotation ........ ... ..... ... .. ..... .. .... .. .. ... . 10 . 63 27.96
Fi lte r i ng ...... .. .. ... ... .. ...... ... .. ........ .. 2 . 32 6.10
Wa ter supply ......... .. ................... .. .. 2. 55 6.71
Ta ili ng disp osal .. .................. .. . . 1.12 2 .96

9506
Total .. .. ... .............. .. ... ...... ......... ...... .

- 14 -
38.08 100.00


• ,
T1Zl8 ~ or. biD

Three 4ischarge ore-bin IrIPigoh

4r
811P11% Oorr 01 Bliti er

I
OYe rnow

,.o-:ot
".
Pof lhic~n.r
Overflow

t _________. .
Thicken.• d pul p

Mlt d _+--:-a-l-t-B--- _____O'v_e_} p

tiOUo;IT

1'0 lei

..
t.ad concentrate •

• ~
Lead IIliddllngl Tailinge

parallel
4-41 c
3-inch Krogh pump

OJ - "
eric!n filter

La d concentrates

Wine
-+ .
r.
fwo 6-root zinc coadit i onere
J
'l!o priJDary tAl'icharj niotat.ion ,.chin •• in parallel l o-ton
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