The award, presented at the 2016 IMARC Gala Dinner in Melbourne last week, recognises successful collaboration between METS companies, miners and researchers, working together on products and solutions for mutual gain. Paul Voigt (Glencore) and Jonathan Loraine (Core), pictured, received the award from Ric Gros, CEO of METS Ignited.
The award recognises the partnership between Glencore and Core Resources in the development, commercialisation and implementation of the Albion Process. Core has partnered with Glencore in the design and delivery of the Albion Process plant at the GPM Gold Project in Armenia. The project utilises the Albion Process to achieve 98%+ gold recoveries from the highly refractory sulphide ores at the project. Prior to the implementation of the Albion Process, gold recoveries were limited to an unviable 20%.
Speaking to the issue of increasingly refractory ore bodies, Ric Gros said ‘The Albion Process plant turns the problem into an opportunity‘.
Jonathan Loraine, Core’s Executive Director, said, “We are thrilled with the award, and the recognition that this very important Australian technology is gaining around the world. Core has worked closely with Glencore for many years to commercialise and implement the Albion Process, and it is an honour for that work to be recognised in this award”.
This award follows on the recognition Core received earlier this month as the winner of the 2016 Australian Technologies Competition. The ATC award recognised Core’s work in developing the Toowong Process for the removal of arsenic and other deleterious elements from mineral processing concentrates.
Core is an independent specialist metallurgical testwork and development group, with extensive metallurgical laboratory facilities and a dedicated and talented process engineering team. Core provides testwork and flowsheet development services to all sectors of the mining industry, and specialises in finding processing solutions for difficult projects.