Global trader tests EnviroLeach gold tech
Ocean Partners sends sample for eco-friendly gold recovery Metal Tech News – July 7, 2021
Last updated 7/12/2022 at 12:37pm
Looking for an effective, efficient, and environmentally friendly means of recovering gold from concentrated mine products provided by its global clients, United Kingdom-based Ocean Partners Holdings Ltd. has turned to the unique metal recovery solutions developed by EnviroLeach Technologies Inc.
A British Columbia-based tech company focused on eco-friendly metals extraction, EnviroLeach has developed a proprietary formula that uses five ingredients that are FDA approved for human consumption to dissolve gold contained in ores, concentrates, and recycled electronics, and a diamond-based electrochemical process to recover the precious metal.
Now, EnviroLeach will use this patented and eco-friendly process to extract gold from mine byproduct materials provided by Ocean Partners.
"We are always looking for innovative new technologies for the recovery of metals from ores, concentrates, and process by-products," said Jay Hemenway, senior trader of by-products, precious and minor metals for Ocean Partners. "The EnviroLeach contract is compelling as it potentially offers an environmentally friendly, sustainable, and economic alternative to conventional smelting and refining."
This contract will begin with a small shipment of mine byproducts with estimated gold grades of up to 40,000 grams (1,286 ounces) per metric tons to EnviroLeach's plant in Vancouver, BC.
While this test sample is small, the implications are enormous for EnviroLeach. Working with a global network of miners, smelters, refiners, and metal buyers, Ocean Partners trades more than 2 million metric tons of materials with an estimated value of US$3 billion annually.
"I am very pleased that we are finally able to provide our unique gold extraction services to such a prestigious, and highly regarded metals trading company," said EnviroLeach Technologies President and CEO Duane Nelson. "We are confident this contract will further validate the applicability of our unique process and lead to additional opportunities with Ocean Partners. We look forward to building a long-term, mutually beneficial relationship."
EnviroLeach has also developed formulas to recover tin, copper, and other metals from electronic waste; platinum group metals from catalytic converters; and is working with other companies for the potential of using its formula for the in-situ recovery of gold from ore deposits.
More information on EnviroLeach can be read at Recycling tin and PGMs with EnviroLeach in the June 30, 2021 edition of Metal Tech News and Wyoming is ideal for in situ gold mining in the April 21, 2021 edition of Metal Tech News.