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Alphamin bolsters gravity separation options with second Gekko IPJ

Alphamin Resources has purchased a second IPJ2400 for tin recovery at the Bisie tin project in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gekko Systems says.

The purchase of a second Gekko InLine Pressure Jig (IPJ) unit follows good performance from the first IPJ installed at this site in 2018 (pictured).

In addition, the Ririwai tin project has purchased an IPJ1500 in Nigeria.

The IPJ is a continuous gravity separation device that rapidly and efficiently pre-concentrates high-value and high-density mineral particles such as tin, tantalum, sulphides and free gold, Gekko says.

With installations worldwide, the unit has multiple applications including assisting in gangue rejection and combining with flotation to recover coarse minerals at the plus-100 micron range. The IPJ has significant benefits such as low water consumption, low footprint, ease of operation and 30 years of operational history.

DRA to work on Syrymbet, the ‘largest undeveloped tin deposit in the world’

DRA Global says it has been awarded the process and engineering design of the definitive feasibility study (DFS) contract for the JSC Tin One Mining Syrymbet project, believed to be the largest undeveloped tin deposit in the world, located in northern Kazakhstan.

The project is focused on implementing the only tin production plant in Central Asia using the most advanced technologies through the best environmental practice, DRA says.

The DRA scope of work includes the concentrator plant design and immediate process related infrastructure and facilities. DRA will also provide all the necessary services to develop the project capital cost. The DFS is currently being produced and is expected to be completed by the end of the year.

Lawrence Rossouw, of Tin One, said: “DRA has an impressive studies track record. With several thousand studies completed across all commodities, the Tin One leadership team is confident that DRA will deliver a comprehensive technical and economic report that will allow Syrymbet to progress closer to achieving full production.”

Pierre Julien, DRA Global Executive Vice President, said: “DRA has a unique insight into developing tin projects. As the EPCM provider on the Alphamin APH (JSE) Bisie tin project (in the DRC), the team can draw on invaluable experience to provide a detailed DFS on time and within budget.”