The company is looking to expand its operations with the development of technologies which allow us to access higher grade primary ores using conventional carbon-in-leach gold processing techniques (CIL)
The results of exploratory drilling are encouraging, showing the deposit has large volumes, with metallurgical tests demonstrating gold recoveries of more than 90% on a lab-scale level. The company believes that industrial scale processing may result in gold recoveries of more than 85%.
Following these tests, RG Gold has already started engineering works for a new gold processing plant using CIL technology. Detailed engineering of the plant is expected to start in 2018, with construction and commissioning expected to be complete by 2021.