Century zinc for China

THE first load of zinc concentrate from the Century mine in far north Queensland has been loaded.

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MV Wunma loading its first concentrate parcel prior to transhipment onto the export vessel waiting in the Gulf of Carpentaria. 10,000t of zinc concentrate is scheduled for first shipment.

New Century Resources' inaugural 10,000 tonne cargo was piped along a 304km pipeline to the port of Karumba, where it was then loaded onto transshipment vessel Wunma, for delivery to the ship carrying the cargo to one of the largest smelters in China.
The first shipment has good commercial terms attached, which include no penalty for lead and just an immaterial penalty for silica.
Shipping comes just 15-months after listing, which was a milestone, according to New Century managing director Patrick Walta.
He said the viability of the operation's entire logistics chain from hydraulic mining to tailings reprocessing, slurry pipeline operations, port operations and concentrate transhipment had been demonstrated.
A second load of 10,000 tonnes of commissioning-grade co...