Monument Mining has commissioned the Intec Pilot Plant built as a part of the Intec trial testing programme at the Selinsing gold mine in Malaysia.
The plant aims to utilise Intec's sulphide dissolution and gold recovery technology using the existing Selinsing gold processing plant under the Interim Intec licence.
For pilot plant construction, Australia's DCS Technical Services provided technical and engineering specifications along with local Malaysian fabrication firms.
Intec technology has the capability to dissolve sulphides and recover gold from the sulphide material.
Monument plans to use different sulphide feed stock materials to run trial testing work for the pilot plant for several weeks under different parameters.
Stage III demonstration plant test work programme would be carried out based on the parameters identified through the stage II pilot trial testing work.
Monument will use the test work results from each stage to decide on the next stage.
According to the company, the recovery technology will be able to extend the project's life using the existing Selinsing process facility and infrastructure once it is proven to be successful.
Monument proposes to extend the test work programme to use Intec technology to sulphide copper and other base metals.
The Selinsing gold mine was acquired by Monument in June 2007 and is located at Bukit Selinsing Koyan, 65km north of Raub and 30km west of Kuala Lipis on the Raub Bentong Suture lineament.
Image: Monument will run trial testing work for the pilot plant using different sulphide feed stock materials. Photo: courtesy of duron123 / FreeDigitalPhotos.net.