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Gekko carries out equipment upgrade at Hochschild’s Ares Plant

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article image Gekko's Roberto Fueyo (front row, left) and Paul Meyer (middle, back row) on-site at Ares
Gekko Systems  is adding ILR units to the existing equipment installed at Hochschild Mining’s Ares mine site in Peru.

Gekko is assisting Hochschild Mining with the expansion and upgrade of their silver concentrate leach plant at the Ares mine site. Ares is located in the Andes, 5000m above sea level and is treating silver concentrate from the nearby Arcata mine and concentrator.

The expansion involves the addition of two ILR10,000 and one ILR5,000 units to the existing ILR10,000 Batch Manual unit, and is the first step towards expanding the plant capacity to 75 ton per day throughput.

Comprising of full automation, the upgrade offers several advantages including improved safety and operability, easy optimisation of leach conditions and cycle times as well as auto sampling in addition to eliminating the need for any operator intervention during operation.

Gekko Systems specialises in the design, development and distribution of innovative mineral processing equipment and systems with particular focus on gravity separation.

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