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Moving from insights to achieving financial impact in cyanide management

Jul 9, 2020 / by CyanoGuard

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Financial impact of excess cyanide consumption  

Cyanide consumption accounts for up to 60% of the ore processing cost in gold mining. Larger mines consume roughly 23,000 tonnes of cyanide each year (equivalent to one full cargo ship carrying 1,000 units of 40-foot containers). Excess cyanide consumption and application has become a norm in practice due to a lack of better technology that can help accurately measure cyanide level in real-time.

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Opportunity for rethinking and resetting in the time of COVID-19

Jul 2, 2020 / by CyanoGuard

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Impact of COVID-19 on gold mining 

Half of 2020 has passed – An extraordinary year where an unexpected pandemic has impacted almost every market and industry. And mining is no exception. Some mine operations were impacted through government-mandated shutdowns like in South Africa and Peru, while others are operating at a cautious rate. Not only are production expectations under pressure, some gold mining companies are forced to review process structures and implement performance-oriented solutions.  

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Deep-dive into the technology behind CyanoGuard’s next-generation cyanide monitoring solution

Jun 25, 2020 / by CyanoGuard posted in cyanide consumption, CyanoKit, real-time monitoring, data analytics, manual titration, CyanoSmart, Cyano.IO

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Introduction to the technology behind CyanoGuard’s solution

CyanoGuard’s cyanide monitoring solution comprises of three unique components that takes cyanide monitoring to the next level. The solution is a marriage between innovation in chemistry and data analytics that addresses challenges in cyanide monitoring using traditional methods like manual titration.

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What you can do now to improve your cyanide testing process?

Jun 18, 2020 / by CyanoGuard posted in quick fixes, endpoint indicator, sampling regime, silver nitrate titration, cyanide monitoring process, checklist, reference solutions

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Cyanide is one of the most common commercially used and efficient reagents to leach gold. However, many mine operators still struggle to efficiently manage their cyanide concentrations due to limitations of traditional measurements methods such as manual titration. Challenges in measurements range from user bias, unknown interference in the samples, to errors in calibration and extensive maintenance of equipment. To help mine operators understand where they stand with regards to their current cyanide monitoring process, here is a checklist we have developed based on our experience working with mine operators.

The framework focuses on neuralgic points in the cyanide monitoring process where users can understand whether they might require strategic overhaul or if process can be fixed with immediate measures. Going through this list not only helps to highlight causes for elevated variability in measurements but also allows mine operators to understand where they need to take action and close the gaps with respect to cyanide consumption, gold recovery rates and turnaround time for corrective actions. When all items along the checklist can be answered with “YES”, you are right on track with your cyanide monitoring process.

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Three reasons to collaborate in our pilot program

Jun 11, 2020 / by CyanoGuard posted in cyanidation of gold, digitization, economical cost savings, pilot program, industrial water usage

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Gather ACTUAL data on your cyanide levels onsite

Themain goal of the pilot program is to allow gold mine operators toevaluate the impact of our cyanide control solution at their own site and establish cost-saving results for their process. CyanoGuard’ssolution is less susceptible to interference, less prone to measurement errors andproduces results with lower variability when compared with traditional titration methods. There is no maintenance, calibration orcapital investment required. During the period of approximately four weeks, you will ultimately gain clarity on your cyanide usage and concentrations in your process. We will provide you with the product kit, remote onboarding and web training for your operators. Rest assured, you will get our dedicated support during the pilot project.

 

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