Standard Gold has entered into agreement with mining firm in Central America to process gold from activated carbon.

Activated carbon is a form of carbon that has been processed to make it extremely porous, and contains very large surface area for adsorption and chemical reactions.

Standard gold will strip the gold from the activated carbon, and will receive a percentage of recovered metal as processing services fees.

According to the mining firm, the activated carbon that will be delivered for processing is expected to contain hundreds of ounces of gold per ton.

The first tonnage of carbon to be processed will be delivered this month, with processing to be carried out on a weekly basis.