Gekko Systems announces the signing of a deal with Brazahav Resources Inc for the design, engineering, supply and installation of a complete intensive leaching circuit for the Salinas project in Brazil.
Located in the southern region of the State of Mato Grosso in the central western region of Brazil, the Salinas Gold project was acquired by Brazahav in November 2012.
Gekko Systems is developing a significant base of large intensive leach circuits in Latin America for the treatment of silver flotation concentrates and gravity gold concentrates. In both mineral flow sheets, the precious metal is converted into dorè for shipment. Latin America also boasts one of Gekko’s largest continuous gravity inline pressure jig pre-concentration circuits in the Jujuy province of Argentina and a number of gold and silver modular processing plants.
According to Nigel Grigg, Business Development Manager, Gekko Systems, Brazil continues to show strong growth in gold project development and is a key market in Gekko’s portfolio of global installations. Gekko has invested in Latin America for the long term and this project is particularly exciting as the ILR is providing a sustainable process option to increase gold recovery.
The project has been fast tracked to allow for accelerated installation, operation and gold production. Gekko is currently providing engineering assistance to enable a number of parts for the installation to be manufactured in Brazil. Installation and commissioning is expected to be completed in September this year by members of Gekko’s world-class technical team.
The latest order follows successful installations for Brazilian companies including Colossus for the Serra Pelada project, and Mineração Caraíba for the Nova Xavantina project.
The Brazahav order follows the intensive leaching circuit including five ILR5000s engineered and manufactured this month for a large gold project in Russia.