How can soluble gold losses from your carbon circuit be reduced?

Gekko Systems | 22 August 2019

Any gold loss in solution impacts your bottom line. With the Carbon Scout, you can now store that gold in the bank, not your tailings dam.


“Store gold in the bank, not in your tailings dam”


Any gold loss in solution impacts your bottom line. Manual sampling also continues to pose unnecessary risk to operators by exposing them to hazardous materials.

Carbon Scout data distribution

To address this, the Carbon Scout was developed by Dr Teresa McGrath and Adjunct Professor Bill Staunton from Curtin University. Gekko can assist you to automate your carbon management through using the Carbon Scout to provide accurate, automated sampling and the AMIRA P420 SIMCIL model.

The Carbon Scout now boasts millions of dollars in profitability world-wide from reduced tailings and significantly improves operator safety by eradicating exposure to hazardous materials.

In particular, we are pleased to welcome to the Carbon Scout fold the following sites who have shown commitment to improving their carbon management and gold recoveries:

• Cowal - Evolution (Australia)

• Stawell Gold Mines - Arete Capital (Australia)

• Haile - Oceana (USA)

• Macassa - Kirkland Lake (Canada)

• Ity - Endeavour (West Africa)

They join AngloGold’s Tropicana and Sunrise Dam sites who were the early product development sites.

Professor Bill Staunton believes the Carbon Scout will soon become a standard piece of equipment at mine sites across the world.

“Not only does the unit measure carbon density, but it also operates as a sampling device for dissolved oxygen pH. Gekko is also working to provide a ‘non-standard option’ for clients to measure gold on carbon, utilising XRF technology.” said Professor Staunton.

By advancing the accuracy, regularity and consistency of sampling, the self-contained, ground-level Carbon Scout unit has demonstrated measurements in carbon-in-leach and carbon-in-pulp circuits to an accuracy of ±0.5 grams of carbon per litre of pulp.


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