GreenHawk to install water treatment plant at Bayhorse Silver mine in US


GreenHawk Global will install a closed-loop mine water treatment pilot plant at Bayhorse Silver mine near Ontario, Oregon, US.

The closed-loop system will be installed in conjunction with Dense Media and ore-sorting upgrading systems.

Bayhorse aims to use the technology to reduce mineral processing and upgrading costs.

"The Solo system has the potential to deal with environmental issues from mining and provide solutions which will allow mines to meet more demanding environmental standards."

The environmentally friendly Solo system enables recovery of additional silver.

Bayhorse said in a statement: "The Solo system has the potential to deal with environmental issues from mining and provide solutions which will allow mines to meet more demanding environmental standards required of mining today."

"Additionally, many mines produce contaminated water or mine waste that is an environmental problem if discharged untreated, giving the mining industry a black name."

The Solo technology has been introduced following 20 years of research, development, and application in Mexico and is based upon a variant of electromagnetic ionic flocculation.

The system is currently used by 13 permanent commercial installations in Mexico for water and industrial waste remediation.

It has been designed to treat solid mine waste, such as tailings piles, that can be a serious environmental issue.

The Bayhorse pilot plant will be GreenHawk's first deployment of the mining technology in Canada and the US.