Inca One Gold‘s subsidiary Chala One has acquired a carbon desorption plant for the Chala One mineral processing facility in Peru.
According to Inca One, the addition of desorption plant will provide an extra layer in its vertical integration plan.
By conducting desorption in the newly acquired plant, the company will be able to perform the desorption step that was previously conducted by third-parties.
Inca One Gold re-located the desorption plant, which was operated successfully in-situ at its original Chala City location, to a secure facility on site at the Chala One mill site.
The company has also made ongoing adjustments in the milling and leaching operations at the Chala One plant to adjust the performance of the plant to increase recovery while minimising costs.
Inca One Gold president and chief executive officer Edward Kelly said: "The Chala One plant has delivered a solid performance during its expansion, start-up, and since the commencement of commercial production.
"The addition of the desorption plant and the full implementation of its operation at Chala One will further enhance our economic and operating efficiency at the plant."
Chala One acquired the plant in 2013 and commenced commercial production as of 1 February after successfully upgrading its processing capacity to 100t a day.
At present, the plant houses a full service milling facility, with weighing, sampling and metallurgical test facilities on-site.
Other facilities include crushing, grinding and carbon-leaching circuits, and full material handling and tailings disposal.