Gekko and Singapore company work together on greener gold processing

Mineral processing specialist Gekko Systems and Singaporean “Clean Mining” company Clean Earth Technologies have announced execution of an MoU that will see them join forces on gold processing projects.

In a statement on Friday, the Ballarat-based Gekko said it would combine its Inline Leach Reactor (ILR) and associated equipment with CET’s cyanide and acid-free reagents and technologies in a working relationship geared towards “identifying and pursuing appropriate project opportunities.”

“I am looking forward to collaborating with Clean Earth Technologies. Their new reagents in combination with Gekko’s world leading intensive leaching technologies (ILR) allows for mineral processing to become more environmentally friendly, while still achieving high recovery,” said Gekko’s CEO, Andrew Edmondston.

CET was established in 2019 and has developed a proprietary “Clean Mining solution”, which is focussed on removing cyanide, mercury and other toxic practices from use in gold recovery. According to the statement, it is a natural complement to Gekko’s solutions and approach.

Gekko began in 1996, with offices in Ballarat, Johannesburg, Vancouver and Perth. It offers design, engineering, manufacturing and commissioning of its mineral processing equipment for ore processing in gravity separation, leaching and comminution.

In February this year the Australian company announced a new sampling and measurement system for gold in carbon-in-leach and carbon-in-pulp mineral processing circuits. Its debut product was an InLine Pressure Jig for for continuous gravity separation.

“Gekko’s mission to transform the mining industry and the environment aligns with our passion to come up with innovative technology that supports a clean, circular economy,” said CET’s founder and CEO Kevin Fell. 

“As a young company, Gekko’s willingness to partner with us to seek out new opportunities validates the work we have done in the past three years.”

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