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The economics of Comval ‘plantas’ where gold is sold 01/30/2011

Sunday, January 30, 2011

The economics of Comval ‘plantas’ where gold is sold

01/30/2011
NABUNTURAN, Compostela Valley — Located near Purok Reserba, Barangay Mainit, Nabunturan and delineated by the Manat River, the mineral processing zone seems to have its covert and lively presence having some 30 plantas of varying production tonnages.

Plantas are actually the carbon-in-pulp cynidation plants, locally fabricated plants that were endogenously cocooned out and made effective during the over two decades of small scale mining development in Compostela Valley Province.

Found mostly in Barangay Mainit mineral processing zone are 15-ton and 20-ton plantas. There are only few 25-ton, 30-ton and 40-ton plantas.

Each planta has its set of crushers or ballmills which would mill and pulverize into sands the half bags of raw gold ores, the locals called as “puyong”, from tunnels somewhere, before the sands are poured down to the plantas for carbon-in-pulp cyanidation processing..... MORE

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