Vital Metals Nechalacho Mine Bulk Sorting Project

CLIENT: Vital Metals (Cheetah Resources)
PROJECT: Nechalacho Mine Bulk Sorting Project

PROJECT TYPE: Greenfield
LOCATION: Northwest Territories, Canada
COMMODITY: Rare Earth Elements (REE)
SERVICE SCOPE: EPC

BACKGROUND

Cheetah Resources is developing a new rare earth oxides mining operation at their remote Nechalacho Mine site. Crushed ore will be sorted through a containerized XRT sorter with the concentrate being shipped off site for further processing.

THE CHALLENGE

Nechalacho Mine is a remote site accessible by ground only during the winter months via frozen ice roads.  This makes the requirement for a modular design all the more critical.

Also, the designs of the structures and conveyors were required to be self supporting off levelled ground since concrete works on site was not an option.

THE SOLUTION

Halyard was commissioned to design, supply and commission all associated services to the ore sorter, including:

  • Power generation
  • Automated control system
  • Compressed air system for the sorter
  • All materials handling equipment to and from the sorter
  • Structural support of the containerized sorter

All equipment was designed as either containerized or modular to facilitate shipping and ease of installation.

ACHIEVEMENTS/HIGHLIGHTS

All equipment was successfully pre-commissioned and delivered to site for further site construction and commissioning.