Canadian Mining Journal


BASE & PRECIOUS METALS: Commissioning begins at Duran’s Aguila Norte processing plant

PERU – Commissioning has begun at its Aguila Norte concentrator, says 80% owner Duran Ventures of Toronto. The facility will be made available for custom milling of ore from the numerous small scale miners in the region.

The 100-t/d polymetallic flotation plant is located near Trujillo in the northern part of the country just off a major highway. The mill has crushing, milling, gravity separation, and flotation circuits. The initial tailings management area has capacity for three or four years’ operation with the potential to handle 20 years of tails.

Aguila Norte is considered the only plant in this area capable of producing three concentrates and gives miners and suppliers more flexibility in mineral processing.

Duran has an agreement to treat the artisanal stockpiles at the Chucara project. Gold, silver, zinc and lead can be recovered. Please visit