At the Tau-Ken Altyn refinery they learned how to extract gold from their own production waste. The new workshop will be able to process up to 15 tons of solid industrial waste, including slag and heat treatment waste.
The workshop’s products are concentrates with a high content of gold and silver. The unique technological model required technical refurbishment, but at the same time, it was possible to make maximum use of the equipment and reagents available at the enterprise.
Arnur Aydarkhanov, technical director of Tau-Ken Altyn LLP:
“The main difficulty associated with commissioning the processing workshop was the heterogeneity of the waste and the difference in its physical and chemical properties. During R&D, we needed to approach the issue comprehensively, while achieving maximum extraction of precious metals”
The new workshop will process waste from current production, as well as those that were stored from previous years. In the future, it is possible to provide services for the comprehensive processing of industrial waste to other enterprises.