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:: Newcrest-Gekko Collaboration Seeks Step-Change Benefit

Gekko Systems are pleased to announce the signing of a collaborative agreement with Newcrest Mining Limited to undertake a three-year research and development program. The Gekko and Newcrest teams will target improvements in energy efficiency, reduced operating costs, increased recovery and faster project implementation time.

Gekko Systems is a world leader in the area of continuous gravity recovery systems in the gold sector. This specialist knowledge leadership is supported by its 30-strong global gold technical team and the company’s design and construct capabilities.

Key benefits for Newcrest will be achieved through the application of concepts to optimise crushing and grinding utilising technologies and flowsheets that focus on gangue rejection, pre-concentration and liberation at coarse grind size.

L-R. Jon Glathaar, Georges Delemontex and Sandy Gray (seated) of Gekko Systems complete the deal with Andrew Logan and Paul Griffin of Newcrest.


Laboratory, large scale and pilot test work will be used to confirm the application of preliminary work into larger scale applications. Clear targets have been established by the combined R&D team to monitor and assess project benefits for Newcrest. Projects consist of both existing operating sites and future mines.

Experienced professionals in the areas of engineering, metallurgy, process control and electronics will make up both groups and will ensure that all installation and service work meets the performance criteria.




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