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Renison expansions progress as Q1 output remains flat.

Post By: Tom Mulqueen on Monday, 08 May 2017

In its latest quarterly report, Metals X reported Q1 tin-in-concentrate production from the Renison Mine in Tasmania remained broadly flat at 1,783 tonnes, up just 1% from the previous quarter. While production is currently steady, progress was reported on both the ore sorting and tailing reprocessing projects during the quarter.

Mined ore grades remain stable at 1.28%, while tin recoveries continue to improve, rising to 75.7% in Q1 from 72.3% in Q4. All-in Costs rose by 2.7% to A$18,992...

Renison output down in 2016

Post By: Tom Mulqueen on Monday, 13 February 2017

Metals X released its final quarterly report for 2016 in January, which reveals a 2.9% QOQ increase in tin-in-concentrate production to 1,768 tonnes from the Renison tin mine in Tasmania. However, the output for 2016 totalled 6,314 tonnes, down 7.4% from the previous year.

The company cited that the boost in Q4 production was a result of higher Australian dollar tin prices and lower cost profile after the transition to owner operator earlier this year. Meanwhile grades, recoveries and tonnes mined and...

Renison production broadly unchanged in 2015

Post By: Tom Mulqueen on Friday, 08 January 2016

Unaudited December production for the Renison mine in Tasmania was released yesterday by 41% shareholder L'sea Resources International Holdings. Production in the last month of 2015 was reported at 645 tonnes of tin-in-concentrate, up by 22.2% on the same month of 2014, bringing total production for the year to 6,817 tonnes, a 1% decrease from 2014.

ITRI View Metals X have previously cited a 5 day shutdown of the mine in early August following seismic activity and lower head...

Metals X reports planned lower production in Q1 2015

Post By: Tom Mulqueen on Monday, 27 April 2015

Australian tin producer, Metals X, has reported reduced production at its 50%-owned Renison mine in Tasmania of 1,578 tonnes of tin in Q1 2015, down 19% on final quarter of 2014.

Production fell due to lower throughput and head grades of 156,642 tonnes of ore at 1.43%Sn, from 166,065 tonnes at 1.68% Sn the previous quarter. This occurred due to delayed production from a higher grade, narrow vein area of the mine, for which a future bulk mining...

Metals X Renison growth continues

Post By: Peter Kettle on Thursday, 31 January 2013

Metals X reported a 52% year-on-year increase in December quarter production to 1,800 tonnes of tin-in-concentrate at its 50%-owned Renison mine in Tasmania. The audited results show marginally higher production than announced by one of the mine's Chinese shareholders earlier this month. Annual production in 2012 amounted to 5,848 tonnes of contained tin, up by 17% on 2011. Cash operating costs fell to A$10,090/tonne in the current quarter, with total cost of sales including depreciation and amortisation at $16,180/tonne,...

Renison production starts to revive

Post By: Peter Kettle on Friday, 03 August 2012

The Renison mine in Tasmania reported a significant improvement in operating performance in the quarter ending 30 June, with tin-in-concentrate production rising 19% from the previous quarter to 1,395 tonnes. Ore processed at the Renison mill increased by 14% with an average head grade of 1.44% tin. Meanwhile cash operating costs fell by 12% to A$16,731/tonne. Renison is currently the only operating tin mine in Australia.

In a statement the company related the improvement to recent refurbishment and development...

Metals X diversifies as Renison tin production set to expand

Post By: Peter Kettle on Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Metals X, which has a 50% stake in the Renison tin mine, is planning to diversify its portfolio by merging with Westgold Resources. Renison is Australia's only significant tin mine, and is poised to expand production to 7,000 – 8,000 tpy of tin-in-concentrate. The planned merger will add Westgold's Central Murchison gold project and the Rover 1 copper-gold project to assets which already include Renison, the Rentails tin tailings project and the Wingellina nickel project.

Production at the Renison...

Renison grades fall, costs rise

Post By: Peter Kettle on Wednesday, 01 February 2012

Metals X reported a further fall in production from its joint-venture Renison tin operations in Tasmania in the December quarter, with a decline in ore grades pushing up operating costs per tonne of contained tin. Tin-in-concentrate production in the three months was 1,186 tonnes, 5% lower than in the previous quarter, with operating costs rising to A$19,541/tonne (US$20,857/t at current exchange rate). The average grade of ore treated by the concentrator was 1.34% tin, down from 1.60% in the...

Renison produces more ore, less tin

Post By: Peter Kettle on Saturday, 12 November 2011

The Renison joint venture operation between Metals X and Yunnan Tin Group and other Chinese investors reported record ore throughput but reduced contained tin production in the September quarter. The Renison mine produced nearly 131,000 tonnes of ore in the three months and almost 54,000 tonnes in September, the highest monthly production since the mine was acquired by Metals X. In a statement the company noted that "the current production level is now approaching the long term average production...

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