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A local mining company, Purple Grid Trading has reached an agreement with NanoStruck Technologies, an international company that specialises in the processing of gold trapped in gold dumps, for the supply of technology to recover the mineral trapped in dump tailings at several of their projects around the country.

By retrieving valuable metals from old tailing dumps, the NanoMet solutions boosts the value of existing mining assets and reduces the need for new, costly and potentially environmentally harmful exploration and mining.

In a statement, Purple Grid Trading executive chairman Mr John Mapondera said NanoMet (the technology used in processing dumps) has potential to help in the recovery of precious minerals.

“The preliminary NanoMet test results show the potential for significant recovery of precious metals from tailings. These will give us a novel nano-technology solution and a g competitive edge,” he said in a statement.

Purple Grid Trading interim chief executive Mr Bundeep Singh Rangar confirmed the development saying it’s a great opportunity to demonstrate the use of sophisticated technology in the local mining sector.

“This is a great opportunity for Nanostruck to demonstrate its unique technology and expertise in one of Africa’s important mining economies,” he said.

Purple Grid Trading is involved in offering financed solutions for infrastructure development in the energy, mining and construction industries in Zimbabwe while Nanostruck Technologies is a Canadian Company with a suite of technologies that remove molecular sized particles using patented absorptive organic polymers.

Freda Rebecca gold mine general manager Mr Toindepi Muganyi yesterday said Freda Rebecca was considering importing the same technology to treat dumps at the mine.

“We do have a lot of tailings and we can utilise this technology to get the metals out.

The mine is treating gold tailings in a bid to ramp up production,” he said. Most mining companies have embarked on projects to recover gold from dump sites due to high mining costs and low liquidity prevailing in the economy.

Source : The Herald