Gold recovery by KC from grinding circuit of Bergama CIP plant


REM-REVISTA ESCOLA DE MINAS, vol.63, no.3, pp.539-545, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 63 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1590/s0370-44672010000300017
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.539-545
  • Keywords: Gravity concentration, Knelson concentrators, gravity recoverable gold, KNELSON CONCENTRATORS, GRAVITY CONCENTRATION
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: No


Numerous research studies have been done to improve the gold recovery methods and to find alternative processing techniques in the last decade. The main goal in this search has become to design an efficient plant employing environmentally acceptable processes today For this purpose, the application of environmentally friendly no chemical included techniques like centrifugal gravity separators are preferably used in gold recovery plants prior to or in place of cyanidation. In this study, the recovery of the gold particles accumulated in the grinding circuit of a CIP plant was investigated by using Knelson centrifugal separator A KC-MD 7.5 Knelson concentrator was installed in the grinding circuit of Bergama/Ovacik CIP plant. The concentrator was operated while the Mastra gold ore cyanidation tests were running on the plant.