A two-month plant trial at the Antam Pongkor gold leaching plant in Indonesia gave valuable operational results.
Case Study Antam Mine: Viscosity Reduction Allows for Increased Gold Leach Throughput
The use of Pionera L-800 significantly improved the process and provided an excellent return on investment. The plant trial revealed a throughput increase of 9% and an increased gold recovery.
This is an executive summary based on the scientific article “Biopolymer Addition to Boost Recovery and Throughput in Gold Leaching Process. A Case Study From Antam Pongkor, Indonesia” by Dr. R.A. Lauten, H. Sitanggang and A. Pratomo; MetSoc of CIM, Proceedings of Hydrometallurgy, 7th international symposium, 2014
- Increased throughput
- Increased gold recovery
- Excellent Return on Investment
- No extra capital expenditure
- No negative downstream effects in carbon circuit and tails processes
The findings led to the continuous use of Pionera L-800 on both CIL production lines at the Pongkor operation.
Gold recovery in 2-month-long plant trial in Gold CIL circuit.