Ballarat, Victoria gold processing equipment manufacturer Gekko Systems has announced the release of its next-generation Mark 6 Carbon Scout sampling and measurement system.
The Carbon Scout is a self-contained sampling system that measures the pH, dissolved oxygen (DO), slurry density and gold concentration in carbon-in-leach (CIL) and carbon-in-pulp (CIP) mineral processing circuits.
Carbon-in-pulp is the sequential leach then absorption of gold from ore, while Carbon-in-leach is a simultaneous leach and absorption process.
An important new feature of Gekko’s Mark 6 Carbon Scout is optional X-ray fluorescence (XRF) which is able to measure gold on carbon to determine real time gold circuit content.
The self-contained device collects slurry samples from CIL/CIP tanks to determine the concentration of the activated carbon in the pulp for each tank, automating carbon movement through the process.
The Carbon Scout benefits mineral processing sites by providing real-time data which allows operators to significantly reduce soluble gold loss from the circuit by providing advanced measurements.
Constructed from stainless steel, the ground level system enhances operator efficiency by removing the need to undertake time consuming manual sampling and provides a single point sampling station to improve accuracy and increase safety.
According to the company: “It is Gekko’s philosophy of systemically investing in ongoing innovation and product development through collaboration with our customers and partners that allows us to deliver value and the world’s best technology and services. We are smarter together.”
Picture: The Carbon Scout (left) and the Gekko OLGA (right) at Gruyere Mine in Western Australia.
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