Siberian gaging device expected to improve gold production

Siberian gaging device expected to improve gold productionIrkutsk scientists in Siberia have developed and patented in Russia their device for automatic gold content gaging in cyanic solutions.

Irkutsk State Technical University (ISTU) in Siberia announced last week that its scientists from the Avtomatika scientific and engineering center have developed and patented in Russia their device for automatic gold content gaging in cyanic solutions. The instrument is said to be able to continuously monitor the content of precious metals, primarily gold, in solutions, thus helping improve extraction and reduce the time of overall production processes. Alexei Kolodin, one of the developers, explained that the device is a necessary tool for meticulously checking gold content when removing the metal from ores reduced to fragments in cyanic solutions. According to the scientist, the instrument is being tested at Yuzhuralzoloto Group, a leading gold producer in Chelyabinsk, in the Urals area. Comparing the new device with existing analogs, Mr. Kolodin emphasized its much lower cost; it is $14,000 max., while most instruments available in the market today cost more than $33,000...