Study the recovery of gold from mine tailings using a novel clean technology.

AJ Min Inc. is developing a technology to recover gold from tailings material. The technology is a novel combination of older and newer technologies and is not currently patented. The technology requires little energy, little to no reagents and little to no additional water. Past testwork has indicated that this technology can recover significant amounts of gold from some tailings material, and that the recovered gold can be upgraded. This project will build on past testwork to evaluate if the recovered gold can be upgraded sufficiently to be potentially commercially viable. In addition, empirical models will be developed from the testwork to describe the performance and capabilities of the technology.

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Yuxuan (Henry) Zhang
Faculty Supervisor: 
Bern Klein
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British Columbia
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