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Upgrades for Hochschilds’ Ares Plant

Upgrades for Hochschilds’ Ares Plant

Gekko Systems | 01 September 2012

Gekko Systems is assisting Hochschild Mining to expand and upgrade their silver concentrate leach plant at Ares mine site in Peru.

Gekko Systems is assisting Hochschild Mining to expand and upgrade their silver concentrate leach plant at Ares mine site in Peru.

Upgrades for Hochschilds’ Ares Plant
Gekko's Roberto Fueyo (front row, left) and Paul Meyer (middle, back row) on-site at Ares

Ares is located in the Andes, 5000m above sea level and is treating silver concentrate from the nearby Arcata mine and concentrator.

The expansion includes adding 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.

The expansion includes adding two ILR10,000 and one ILR5,000 units to the existing ILR10,000 Batch Manual unit

The upgrade, including full automation,  has several advantages, including improved safety, improved operability, easy optimisation of leach conditions and cycle times, auto sampling,  and the removal of the need for any operator intervention while the units are in operation.

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