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Recirculation of Fluids Drained from the Galleries of an Underground Gold Mine MINEROS

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5888268 km2
Countries
Brazil; Peru; Suriname; France; Colombia; Guyana; Bolivia; Venezuela; Ecuador
Cities
Santa Cruz; Manaus; La Paz
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Partners: Centro Nacional de Producción Más Limpia
El Agua Nos Une - SuizAgua America Latina
Grupo Mineros S.A.
Swiss Water Development Programme
Countries: Colombia
Regions: Colombia, Magdalena
Project SDGs:
Includes Sustainable Development Goals from the project and its locations.
Water Use Efficiency (SDG 6.4)
Services Needed: No services needed/offered
Project Type: Operations
Language: English
Start & End Dates: Dec. 2017  »  Ongoing
Project Source: El Agua nos Une
Profile Completion: 64%

Project Overview

Six sedimentation ponds were built to treat water from the processes of "La Y" mine. GelocBulk coagulant is applied to the treatment process. A pumping system to use mine water in gold processing is also needed. This allows recirculation of this water in its entirety and contributes to a reduction in the surface water used during the processing stage that was previously obtained from the concession in the Tigüí River. The project also implies a reduction in dumping volu...

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Six sedimentation ponds were built to treat water from the processes of "La Y" mine. GelocBulk coagulant is applied to the treatment process. A pumping system to use mine water in gold processing is also needed. This allows recirculation of this water in its entirety and contributes to a reduction in the surface water used during the processing stage that was previously obtained from the concession in the Tigüí River. The project also implies a reduction in dumping volumes. The Tigüí River (Municipality of Zaragoza) is an area of low-pressure levels on water resources; however, it has a high impact due to pollution caused by deforestation and the execution of unregulated mining activities.

Project Results

Reduction in surface water use of 253,497 m3/year corresponding to 50%.

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Laura gallo
Profesional de apoyo
Centro Nacional de Producción Más Limpia


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