Knowing where unrecovered gold is occurring in a sample and getting that knowledge quickly, is the first step in being able to design a solution to recover it. AuTec provides a rapid gold deportment service to provide this information. Results are provided in weeks as opposed to months and at a low cost.
The rapid gold deportment service at AuTec involves using a sequential diagnostic leach in combination with sample concentration and measurement by SEM. Diagnostic leaching is used to provide information on the amount of gold associated with various mineral groups. Measurements in the SEM help verify the results of diagnostic leaching as well as for allowing the selection of additional leaches depending on the types of minerals present in the sample.