From Retrieval to Product
Vlakfontein 238 IQ
These section shows the re-mining process of the tailing located in Vlakfontein 238 IQ farm. The re-mining process can be done through various methods, in this case, the re-mining process will be done using hydraulic mining monitors which consist in high-pressure water guns. The guns erode the tailing from the dry heaps, washing the material downstream where it is collected in a reservoir. The water guns diameter used range from 4 to 8 in and can retrieve between 100,000 to 350,000 dry tons per month per gun. The processing gold facility for the project, will process 100,000 tons a month.
After reaching the reservoir, the material is then pumped to the gold processing plant, where gold and other heavy metals will be separated from the material to then be dewatered and transported for its processing at the cement plant. The new cement will be used in the production of cement blocks and concrete for 3D printed houses, that will be distributed throughout Soweto and the city.