Gold recovery plant reaches designed capacity

A gold recovery plant in Bestobe village in Akmola region has reached its designed capacity. The large enterprise is engaged with gold extraction, as well as crushing, grinding and sorption of gold. The facility processes about 11 million tonnes of technogenic mineral formations as well as almost six tonnes of DorE alloys. Specialists said the enterprise will work on the tailings or ore residue for four years. It will then proceed with the second stage of the project, which involves a construction of the ore processing plant.

ZHUMADIL ALYBAYEV, DIRECTOR, MINING AND METALLURGICAL COMBINE:

 - Loaded carbon is the end product at our plant that we send to the Aksu field for further processing and production of DorE alloys. The tailings remain at the tailing dump. They undergo decontamination and are absolutely environmentally friendly.

SEMYON KHAN, ACTING COMPANY DIRECTOR:

 - We plan to expand our production capacity in the future. We will increase the processing volumes and metal production volumes. We are realizing our plans as we extracted 136 kilograms of gold in July. We will process 2.25 million tonnes and produce 1.5 tonnes of gold per year.