In Condoto, Colombia, AuVert Mining Group is engaging in a sustainable, ecologically and socially responsible natural resource recovery and land remediation initiative. With its modern technology, AuVert can extract natural resources from the earth at significant yields whilst also removing residual mercury contamination from the ground – a result of past illegal mining practice.
The land surrounding AuVert’s Condoto site is rich in precious metals. Formerly mined for platinum, the old operation did not fully maximize the resources onsite so precious metals remained in the ground, something AuVert wanted to capitalize on with its new wet processing plant.
The CDE Modular Solution:
At the front end of the process, AuVert employs the world-class R2500 - a durable hopper, feeder, and scalping screen which conditions the feed material prior to further processing by breaking down tough clay-bound materials and scalping large boulders to provide a consistent feed to the processing plant optimizing production throughout.
It also employs the AquaCycle™ thickener water management system for water storage and recirculation around the plant, which is needed for this remote location in the Colombian jungle.
The tail end of the process features CDE’s flagship EvoWash™ technology – a compact, modular materials washing system which integrates a high-frequency dewatering screen, sump and hydrocyclones to provide unrivaled control of the slimes cut point.
The AquaCycle™ water management system recovers up to 90% of the water used throughout the process. On average, the CDE and AuVert approach uses 77% less water than traditional methods, without using any toxic chemicals.
This ensures the water supply won’t become contaminated and unsafe for the neighboring community. The AquaCycle™ and EvoWash™ technology has also provided flexibility to enable the plant to process variable clay-bound feed material with a high percentage of fines.
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