Hydrometallurgy: Leaching in Heap, Vat, CIL, CIP, Merrill–Crowe, SX Solvent Extraction

Hydrometallurgy: Leaching in Heap, Vat, CIL, CIP, Merrill–Crowe, SX Solvent Extraction

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Secondary Elution Circuit (1 reply)

6 years ago
cleo 6 years ago

we currently run a pressure zadra elution circuit. our GIC stocks (tanks stocks only) have been steadily increasing as a function of increased head grade. if I were to install a second parallel elution circuit, I would be able to maintain a lower GIC level. I understand that there will be only a slight increase in the total gold shipped however we would be shipping the ozs sooner (ie this week rather than next). would you agree with this kind of logic? thankyou

6 years ago
Jorge 6 years ago
1 like by David

Technically, you can add a second elution circuit to operate in parallel with the first one. I think, it is necessary to make an economical evaluation to know the impact of the investment on the operation economy. Also, you should try to find out if the mine will sent to process plant a high grade gold ore for a long time. The geologists should provide additional information on the high grade ore (i.e, mineralogy, gold grain size, gangue minerals, gold bearing minerals). Any unexpected change may have an impact on the metallurgical performance of the leaching circuit and elution circuit.


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