Gekko Systems have been experiencing an increase in demand for a unit to recover coarse mineral particles through gravity separation to debottlebeck and reduce costs around heavy media plants; and the result is their InLine Pressure Jig separator module.
There are significant benefits from using coarse mineral gravity separation to debottleneck and reduce costs within heavy media plants. The attraction of the InLine Pressure Jig separator module lies in its unique pressurised design, which results in high mineral recovery, low water consumption, low power consumption, and low operating costs.
The InLine Pressure Jig separator module achieves optimal recoveries on mineral particle size ranging between 75 µm to 20 mm, depending on mineral liberation and gangue specific gravity. Mineral targets include coal sulphides, gems and gold.
The InLine Pressure Jig separator module improves recovery from the difficult to treat 0.25 mm to 6 mm size range, thus raising the cut-off size to the heavy media plant from 500 µm to 6 mm. This separator module also provides relief by reducing the volume of fine material treated by the heavy media circuit.
Key benefits of coarse mineral gravity separation with the InLine Pressure Jig separator module include:
- reduced heavy media consumption associated with losses to the fine fraction
- increased plant throughput for a low capex investment; and
- a significantly reduced screening area.