Submission for: Bowdens Silver
Castle Hill, New South Wales
TOMRA Sorting strongly supports the Bowdens Silver project.
With the application of ore sorting technology, water consumption can be dramatically reduced, wet tailings and tailings storage dams can be significantly smaller (or have a much longer life), acid mine drainage can be eliminated, the processing plant will use less reagents and chemicals, higher grades and recoveries will be obtained, the plant will consume less electrical power, low grades ores may be treated efficiently (potentially not requiring stockpiling for later use) and the life of the mine will be extended with the ability to process lower grade ores.
All of the above will lead to more robust project economics, lower carbon and environmental footprint and a long term future of the mine.