EarthGold – An environmentally-friendly gold leaching reagent (GLR) to replace sodium cyanide

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ASIA’s Resource Connections-Vanture International Joint Venture (ARC-Vanture JV) in cooperation with China’s leading chemical institutes has launched EarthGold, an environmentally-friendly GLR to replace sodium cyanide.

The gold leaching solution has been developed over a number of years and has enjoyed unrivalled leaching success at various gold mines in Africa, Australia and China.

EarthGold is the way of the future to meet the needs for an environmentally friendly gold-leaching solution and eliminate the environmental issues associated with the use of sodium cyanide.

It is believed the United Nations is looking at banning the use of cyanide in mining operations by 2018.

The product has been tested by an independent third party testing firm and is currently undergoing sample tests on gold ore samples from various east coast Australian gold mining projects.

EarthGold Gold Leaching Reagent replaces the current traditional use of sodium cyanide in mining operations.

ARC-Vanture JV has a number of 200 gram samples to offer companies to test on their gold ore.

Testing of the reagent is undertaken under the same parameters as the traditional sodium cyanide.

For more information about EarthGold view the PRODUCTS page on this website and read about the properties of EarthGold and its application in leaching gold ores.

To obtain a sample of the EarthGold Gold Leaching Reagent contact Yolanda Torrisi

Mincore bridges gap between China procurement and engineering for Australian clients

Australian-owned engineering firm Mincore is working with ASIA’s Resource Connections-Vanture International Joint Venture to bring our Australian customers a client-focused approach to project management and engineering to meet numerous mining needs including process plants and manufacturing facilities.

Boasting an exciting team of dynamic, technically focused and out-of-the-box thinking engineering professionals Mincore’s services cover the entire life-cycle of projects from early business planning, feasibility and mine design, to procurement, construction management and commissioning.  During the project’s operational life, Mincore also provides production trouble shooting and plant maintenance support.

Mincore’s specialty is in plant optimization, upgrading existing plants for higher throughput or better recovery.  Mincore undertakes high level plant design for mills, flotation circuits, crushing circuits and CIL plants.

ASIA’s Resource Connections/Vanture International Joint Venture sees great synergies between the two service companies bringing excellent advantages to Australian mine and project owners and operators with mine developments in Australia and globally, closing the gap between engineering and design and plant and equipment supply. This allows for faster lead times, quality manufacturing with proven vendors and increased return on investment.  The collaborative process of engineering, design, procurement, manufacturing and commissioning phases ensures efficiencies are gained throughout project delivery.

ASIA’s Resource Connection-Vanture International clients utilizing our procurement services can benefit from Mincore’s expertise in the design and execution phases of:

      1. Adding new mills
      2. Adding new flotation circuits
      3. Adding new crushing circuits
      4. Adding new CIL plants

ASIA’s Resource Connections-Vanture International Joint Venture joint principal Yolanda Torrisi has welcomed the alliance with Mincore Engineering in Australia.

“Mincore gives ARC-Vanture Australian clients an on-the-ground engineering interface closing the gap between China equipment procurement and the integration of the equipment into design flowsheets with maximum quality and assurance guaranteed.”

For more information about Mincore contact: Mincore or

Or ARC-Vanture JV –

To see Mincore’s capability statement. click HERE.

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Bassari Resources strikes procurement alliance with ARC-Vanture JV

West African gold developer Bassari Resources Limited (ASX:BSR) is pleased to announce a strategic alliance with China sourcing and procurement firm Vanture International for the supply of its processing equipment at the Makabingui Gold Project in Senegal, West Africa.

The alliance is another step forward to becoming a gold producer in 2015.

Bassari carried out an extensive search to identify quality manufacturers worldwide and identified Vanture International to be a leader in its field in the interface of sourcing quality Chinese manufactured mining equipment for export to Africa.

Bassari’s Managing Director Jozsef Patarica said: “Having secured a strategic alliance with Vanture International on the back of assembling the highly experienced development team we are well on our way to fast tracking the development of the Makabingui Gold Project.

“With the experience and proven track record that Vanture has globally I am looking forward to working with the team transitioning Makabingui into a significant gold producer for Bassari and the country of Senegal.”

About Vanture International

Vanture International and its international business arm ASIA’s Resource Connections is an experienced and dynamic Chinese sourcing and procurement firm which has been procuring quality Chinese manufactured equipment for clients internationally for the past 10 years. The company has developed an enviable reputation for good equipment pricing and delivery. It particularly specialises in mobile and fixed plant mining and mineral processing equipment. The team is a highly skilled, professional group of engineers proficient in English and Chinese and with vast international experience.

The company maintains a head office in Melbourne for its international business and Beijing is its operational headquarters. An office and engineering support base is located in South Africa servicing sub-Saharan Africa and West Africa.

Vanture International has exported SAG mills, ball mills, crushers, flotation cells, thickeners, transformers, girth gears, mill liners and grinding media, and Africa is its fastest growing export market for global equipment sales.

ASIA’s Resource Connections-Vanture International joint principal Yolanda Torrisi said: “We are confident Vanture International will be able to offer Bassari Resources Makabingui gold project development outstanding cost efficiencies in the sourcing of equipment, with excellent delivery times. Above all, we have outstanding experience in only working with quality Chinese manufacturers and de-risk the China procurement route for Bassari Resources to ensure equipment is manufactured to international standards, meets confirmed delivery times and is a lower cost source reducing the capital infrastructure spend.”

Fast Facts

Bassari Resources Limited is an Australian listed company focused on discovering and delineating high-grade gold resources which can be developed into profitable operations in the Birimian Gold Belt, Senegal, West Africa.

Makabingui Project Study summary at US$1200/oz gold price:

o Production (recovered gold) 171,000 ounces

o Average annual gold production 50,000 ounces

o Average gold grade to the mill >5.6 g/t gold

o High processing recovery 95%

o Processing rate 300ktpa

o Initial project mine life 3.4 years

o Cash Cost (C1) US$683/oz

o Low additional capital US$12M

o NPV (8% discount rate) US$63M

o IRR 404%

o Pre-capex free cash flow (after tax) US$88M

o Payback from production start <12 months