Initially developed at Australia’s nationwide science company, CSIRO, PhotonAssay delivers sooner, safer and extra correct gold evaluation, and is an environmentally pleasant alternative for fireplace assay on-site and within the laboratory. Hitting samples with high-energy X-rays, the know-how causes excitation of atomic nuclei permitting enhanced evaluation of gold, silver and complementary parts in as little as two minutes.
“Our bold plan is to deploy 80 PhotonAssay items over the following 5 years. At that time, with every unit able to processing as much as 480,000 samples every year, we might be serving to our prospects cut back CO2 emissions by an estimated 18,000 tonnes and reduce hazardous waste by roughly 12,000 tonnes yearly, stated Chrysos CEO Dirk Treasure.
Introducing the brand new system to media on the mine, Barrick president and chief govt Mark Bristow stated it was a part of the group’s persevering with drive to harness technological innovation within the service of operational excellence, occupational security and environmental care.
The Bulyanhulu mine is on observe to produced between 170,000 and 200,000 oz. of gold this 12 months.
(This text first appeared within the Canadian Mining Journal)