iCON PORTABLE MILL PROJECT

CON (Individual Concentrator) was designed for the United Nations Global Mercury Project to bring professional techniques to small miners throughout the world. iCON is supported by governments across the globe due to its ability to recover gold without the use of mercury, cyanide, and other toxic chemicals.

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  • Added By: John Martin
  • Date Added: Jan 15, 2014
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Overview Study

What is iCON? iCON (Individual Concentrator) was designed for the United Nations Global Mercury Project to bring professional techniques to small miners throughout the world. iCON is supported by governments across the globe due to its ability to recover gold without the use of mercury, cyanide, and other toxic chemicals.

130 International will furnish ICON equipment and professional support to provide transportation and power, as well as expertise, to the local indigenous miner cooperatives on a Joint Venture Basis. This will allow the acquisition of raw gold pricing ranging from 8% to 20% discounts in areas of extensive mining operations in South and Central America, as well as Africa.

This model works with local NGOs to generate quick, reliable cash flow to the local community, while promoting a positive social and political identity in the area.

iCON is a family of mineral processing products specifically designed to recover fine gold. iCON was designed by the professional engineers at Falcon Concentrators and uses the same patented technologies employed by the largest mines in the world. The heart of the iCON Gold Recovery family is the world-renowned iCON i150 Concentrator. iCON uses classification and enhanced gravity in its centrifugal concentrators to ensure the most gold possible is recovered.

130 International has identified several areas of partnership with local miners, creating access to millions of tons of pre-washed mud tailings. The methods used today are primitive, inefficient, and dangerous to the miners—methods not capable of capturing fine gold particles. However, by collaborating with locals who deliver the ore using state-of-the-art gravity concentrators, 130 International will be able to process the material and obtain much higher returns across the board. These inexpensive pilot programs will identify opportunities for deploy larger units using the same technology.

This is the 5-Ton Portable Mill using the same technology -- the methods used in the initial wash were not capable of capturing the fine gold particles. Using state-of-the-art gravity concentrators, 130 International will be able to process the material commercially. There are initial tests are showing levels up to 3 grams per ton, a potential of a troy oz. or more per day. Only minimal tests have been completed, but in the interim, 130 International must pay a percentage production to the owners. Extrapolated findings through a volume method indicate there could be up to 6 tons of gold in the tailings already identified in one area of South America. Following this model, an initial plant will process up to 5 tons per hour; if successful 130 International will commission a 50-ton, per-hour-plant.

Although this may appear speculative, as a result of extensive research completed in the area, there is every confidence that the equipment will be able to extract the gold successfully from the material. By starting out helping the locals, building trust and identifying opportunities, plants are likely to be successful where mining risks can be completely eliminated. In fact, more than 150 of these plants exist worldwide and all are working as advertised.