The Agios Ioannis mines at Neo Kokkino, 7km from our smelter at Larymna, are our oldest. The mines consist of one underground mine and three surface mines. A fourth surface mine is being opened up as an extension of a former surface mine. Underground mining commenced early last century.
There are two grinding and screening units, as well as one ore beneficiation and homogenization unit. The mines’ annual production is 700,000 tonnes of ore (magnetic separation), from which about 60,000 tonnes of high nickel grade ore - 1.2 to 1.3% nickel - is extracted.