MetalsX CRF Slurry Plant



Renison Tin Mine
Tasmania, Australia

16 m3/hour of slurry


  • Conceptual Design
  • Structural/Mechanical Engineering
  • Design & Supply of Control System
  • Supply/Fabrication of all Equipment


  • SD1350 Colloidal Mixer
  • 750 cfm Cement Blower
  • 10t & 12t Cement Storage Bins
  • 1,000 cfm Dust Collection System
  • Cement Feed Screws
  • Centrifugal Discharge Pump
  • Spraybar
  • PLC/MCC Control System
  • Pneumatic Controls
  • Water Storage Tank & Pump
  • Radio Remote Control System

The first discovery of tin in the Renison Bell area of western Tasmania was made in 1890 with mining having been almost continuous from that time. At present, over 85% of Australia’s economic tin resources are located here, with Renison Bell being one of the world’s largest underground tin mines.

Team Mixing was commissioned to engineer a semi-portable slurry plant for CRF production at the mine. Cement is offloaded pneumatically into a 12t storage bin. Cement from this bin cascades into a 10t storage bin which also houses the plants dust collection system.

A colloidal mixer prepares the slurry for discharge through a spraybar to an awaiting haul truck.

The PLC control system & touchscreen features multiple recipe selection, alarming and data logging for each batch. A radio control system allows the haul truck operator to call a slurry batch remotely.

The entire plant is designed in modular components with protective roll cages for relocation underground as needed. Quick connect electrical plugs, with ground fault monitoring, allow for rapid assembly and dis-assembly underground.