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Gekko supplies cyanide detox system for Phoenix Gold Project

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article image Gekko’s Detox Plant will be located at Rubicon’s Phoenix Gold Project in Red Lake district, Ontario

Gekko Systems supplied a complete turnkey cyanide detox system to the Phoenix Gold Project being developed by Rubicon Minerals Corporation, an advanced-stage gold development company in Red Lake, Ontario.

Gekko Systems’ cyanide detox system is designed to reduce cyanide in the plant discharge to less than 1ppm weak acid dissociable (WAD) cyanide using liquid sulphur dioxide (SO2) and oxygen generators for the detoxification process. The supplied plant will include the cyanide destruction tank, liquid SO2 handling, storage and dosing systems, oxygen generation system and process control instrumentation.

Dedicated to improving processing outcomes for the mining industry, with a particular interest in capital-effective, low environmental footprint plants, Gekko Systems has, over the past 10 years been instrumental in developing and applying alternative, low-energy flowsheets using gangue rejection and pre-concentration concepts to minimise comminution.

Gekko’s Technical Team created a Cyanide Detox Group in early 2012 in conjunction with Randy Agius, the knowledge leader in this field. Work undertaken by the Gekko Cyanide Detox Group won the 2012 Mining Magazine’s Environmental Excellence Award.

Gekko draws on proven technologies and methods for detoxifying cyanide, including SO2/O2, peroxide and Caro’s Acid processes. Gekko provides a full range of client support from test work, design and supply to commissioning and process optimisation to ensure the best possible outcome for the client.

Gekko Systems is a world leading mineral processing technology company specialising in cyanide destruction, modular plant technology and gravity separation. The company has a strong record of developing product and process design along with manufacture and effective project delivery.

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