POX Processing hub
The Group is installing a pressure oxidation (“POX”) processing facility at its Pokrovskiy mine to process flotation concentrate from Pioneer and Malomir.
The move to POX processing is the result of six years’ worth of research in Russia by the Group’s specialist in-house teams. Petropavlovsk also operates a unique metallurgical test plant in Blagoveschensk, the first of its kind in Russia, which allows the group to carry out extensive studies of bulk tonnage samples on pilot lines.
Petropavlovsk is working on this project in close partnership with Outotec – the world-class technology provider of process solutions for the mining industry.
Please click here to watch a video on the development of the POX Hub.
On the 2 July 2012, Petropavlovsk held a Company presentation on the planned methods of processing its refractory gold ores in July 2012.