After the successful on-time delivery of two 55 tph modular Python crushing and gravity plants to TMAC Resources’ Hope Bay mine in Northern Canada in 2016/17, Gekko has progressed in developing a new 30 tph underground model.
Gekko Systems is pleased to announce the successful completion of the first stage of the Hope Bay Project.
The major milestone encompasses the design, manufacture and shipping of Gekko’s Python process plant with the capacity to treat 1,000 tonnes of mill feed per day, and a concentrate treatment plant capable of treating up to 300,000 ounces per annum.
TMAC Resources Inc. recently placed an order with the Ballarat-based company, Gekko Systems, to design and build two surface modular Python plants followed by a concentrate treatment plant in Hope Bay, Canada. The project, located within the Arctic Circle, will be delivered in two stages over a two-year period with its completion of the 1000 tpd stage 1 plant estimated by the end of 2016.
Mining companies look to innovation to assist in achieving future capital and operating productivity in difficult times
The worm has turned! No longer purely focused on volume production, productivity is now “king”. Difficult times encourage faster innovation by mining companies. We note a repeat of previous industry downturns – when times are tough, innovation occurs at its most rapid rate. We expect this trend to continue as the mining industry focuses on improving returns on operational cost and capital investment. We believe we have the answers for customers who require a new approach to achieve target financial returns.
Gekko has recently continued its successful relationship with a Western Australian-based company by performing pre-concentration test work protocols on ore from their...
Gekko’s IPJ and flash flotation are processing methods which remove gold or other minerals from a comminution circuit. They are complementary technologies and in many cases have been used together to maximise gold recovery in size ranges at which they operate. The combination of flash flotation and continuous gravity recovery covers the full size range from 10μm up to millimetres sizes. (Dominy, Murphy, Gray, 2011).